Zlocker Ransomware

What is Zlocker Ransomware?

If it suddenly becomes impossible to access almost all files (e.g. pictures, documents, videos, and more) and they have a Unicode symbol, Zlocker Ransomware must have infiltrated your computer. It is not very easy to say how this threat enters computers because it has not become a prevalent infection yet; however, we are sure you have not given it permission to enter your computer. Ransomware infections are one of those threats that try to infiltrate computers unnoticed; however, they do not perform their activities in the background once they successfully enter systems. As a consequence, users soon find out about the entrance of the ransomware infection. The entrance of Zlocker Ransomware does not go unnoticed too because it encrypts victims’ files right away and, additionally, drops a ransom note in a .txt format. There is a bunch of similar threats that act the same, but you can be sure that Zlocker Ransomware is the one that has infiltrated your computer and locked your files if you see a Unicode character appended to all files you can no longer open. Delete this threat from your system if you are sure it is the one responsible for locking your files so that it could not encrypt your data in the future again. If you feel that you need some help with the removal of this crypto-threat, you should use our manual removal guide (you will find it below this article). It will be easy to clean the system if you follow it step-by-step.testtest

Where does Zlocker Ransomware come from?

Zlocker Ransomware is not a prevalent threat if compared to some other ransomware infections that infiltrated thousands of computers, but there is still a possibility to encounter it. Specialists working at anti-spyware-101.com say that this infection should also be spread via spam emails. Users might find malicious links in these emails, or they might allow this threat to enter their computers by opening malicious attachments from these emails. It is very likely that other distribution methods are used to spread it too, for example, Zlocker Ransomware might be spread disguised as some kind of useful program. No matter what the story behind its entrance is in your case, you must still erase this threat from your computer as soon as possible. We have good news for you – it is not sophisticated malware that makes tons of modifications on compromised machines, so its removal should not be problematic. If Zlocker Ransomware has successfully entered your computer, it means that more harmful threats can easily slither onto your PC too. Luckily, there is one simple way to prevent malware from entering the system – you should simply install a powerful antimalware tool on your computer.

What does Zlocker Ransomware do?

At the time of the analysis, Zlocker Ransomware encrypted only several folders on our test machine; however, it might not be so mild in your situation. It seems that it can encrypt all kinds of files, including those that are the most valuable ones, e.g. pictures, documents, movies, etc., which suggests that victims might lose almost all their files. Luckily, Zlocker Ransomware does not try to ruin the operating system on compromised machines, so it will not touch any files in the Windows OS directory. Once files become locked, it also drops a ransom note ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ ЗАШИФРОВАНЫ.txt. It contains a ransom note in Russian, which shows that Zlocker Ransomware targets Russian-speaking users. As expected, this threat also demands money from users. You will be told that paying 5000 RUB to crooks is the only way to decrypt files, but you should definitely not do that. There are many cases when cyber criminals take users’ money but do not give them the promised decryption tool. Do not be one of those users who support cyber criminals.

How to remove Zlocker Ransomware

You need to remove all components of Zlocker Ransomware even though it is not one of those infections that can start working automatically on system startup. It seems that it will be enough to eliminate it completely by deleting the only file – the malicious file launched. It should be located in %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %TEMP%, or %APPDATA%. If you cannot find it anywhere, you should use an automated antimalware tool to clean your system.

Remove Zlocker Ransomware

  1. Open Windows Explorer (tap Win+E).
  2. Go to %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, %TEMP%, and %APPDATA%.
  3. Check all these directories and delete all suspicious files.
  4. Remove the ransom note ВАШИ ФАЙЛЫ ЗАШИФРОВАНЫ.txt from Desktop.
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