Cryptodevil Screen Locker

What is Cryptodevil Screen Locker?

We want to inform you about a program called Cryptodevil Screen Locker which, as its name indicates, is a screen-locking application that can infect your computer secretly, lock its screen and then offer you to purchase a password to unlock it. However, you should remove this application instead because its greedy developers are way out of touch with reality. They demand that you pay 20 Bitcoins which is an approximate 20,000 USD. The good news is that you can bypass the lock screen and delete this Trojan. Please continue reading to find out more.testtest

What does Cryptodevil Screen Locker do?

If Cryptodevil Screen Locker were to infect your computer, then it would lock your computer’s screen immediately. Our malware testers have concluded that this application locks the screen by rendering its interface window in full screen. You cannot minimize or close it like a regular window because its purpose is to deny you access to your computer. This program blocks Task Manager, and you cannot use the Ctrl+Alt+Del command. However, you can still use Alt+Tab and Windows+D commands.

This Trojan’s developers use scare tactics to compel you to pay the ransom. After locking the screen, it renders its red lock screen window that reads “Your Computer Has Been Locked Your computer have been successfully locked you have up to 70 hours to buy a key to unlock your contract case files will be deleted.” We do not know whether this program actually could delete your files, but you do not have to wait that long because you can bypass the lock screen. Our malware researchers have found that, in some cases, the Trojan can accept the password "kjkszpj" and move you to another window that allows you to delete it. Otherwise, you would have to pay a mind-blowing 20 Bitcoins for the password. Now that you know how this malware works let us move onto its origins.

Where does Cryptodevil Screen Locker come from?

Since Cryptodevil Screen Locker is a Trojan-type computer infection, it cannot pass as anything even remotely legitimate. Therefore, it cannot masquerade as a legitimate application and be distributed as one. We think that its developer might have made arrangements to embed this malware in keygens or software cracks featured of websites that distribute pirated material. Nevertheless, there is a good chance that the developers send it in malicious emails as an attached file that masquerades as an invoice or a government tax return form. However, no concrete evidence of this has yet to surface. In any case, there is no doubt that Cryptodevil Screen Locker is distributed via malicious methods, so if your PC does not have an anti-malware program, then it can enter it without any obstacles.

How do I remove Cryptodevil Screen Locker?

Evidently, paying the outrageous price the developers ask is unreasonable. Our malware researchers say that you can avoid paying the cyber criminals and remove this malicious application free of charge. You can enter the provided password (kjkszpj) to unlock your PC’s screen or boot up your PC in safe mode, locate the malicious file manually and get rid of it. Nevertheless, you can also use an antimalware program such as SpyHunter to deal with this infection for you.

Boot Windows in Safe Mode with Networking

Windows XP

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter.
  4. Log on to your computer.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter.
  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.

Windows 8 & 8.1

  1. Press the Windows Key+C and then click Settings.
  2. Click Power, hold down Shift on your keyboard and click Restart.
  3. Click Troubleshoot, then click Advanced options, and select Startup Settings.
  4. Click Restart and press 5 on your keyboard to Enable Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 10

  1. Open the Start menu and click the Power button.
  2. Hold down the Shift key and click Restart.
  3. Select Troubleshoot.
  4. Go to Advanced options and select Startup Settings.
  5. Select Restart.
  6. Select Enable Safe Mode with Networking.

Removal Guide

  1. Find CryptoDevil.exe (Look in Downloads folder, desktop)
  2. Right-click it and click Delete.
  3. Empty the Recycle Bin.
  4. Hold down Win+R keys.
  5. Type regedit in the dialog box and click OK.
  6. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  7. Find the key that has the "CryptoDevil.exe" value data.
  8. Right-click it and click Delete.
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