Circulating for the past few weeks, Buyunlockcode.txt is ransomware that encrypts your files and requires ransom payment in order to unlock them.
What Is Buyunlockcode?
Buyunlockcode is a typical ransomware, belonging to the same group of infections as Cryptographic Locker, CTB Locker, Cryptobit and more.
The ransomware infects random computers via Trojan solely to steal money from users. That is why the ransom amount, it requests, varies.
Once Buyunlockcode enters your computer, it will scan your system and will encrypt certain files. It creates a file on your desktop named “Buyunlockcode.txt,” and will then display the message below:
→“Hi, your ID = XXXXX
All important files were encoded with RSA-1024 encryption algorithm.
There is the only way to restore them – purchase the unique unlock code.
Warning! Any attempt to recovering files without our “Special program” will cause data damage or complete data loss.
As we receive your payment, we will send special program and your unique code to unlock your system.
Guarantee: You can send one of the encrypted file by email, and we decode it for free as proof of our abilities.
No sense to contact the police. Your payment must be made to the e-wallet. It’s impossible to trace.
Don’t waste your and our time.
So, if you are ready to pay for recovering your files, please reply this email Sin.Jun@tom.com
Then we will send payment instructions.”
It leaves a decryption key that will help you decrypt your files once you pay. However, malware experts warn that even after the payment is made, you cannot be certain that you will receive that decryption code.
How Is Buyunlockcode Distributed?
Buyunlockcode is usually distributed through spam emails with attachments. Its file is disguised as an image or a text file. That is why it’s of utmost importance to be careful what emails and files you open. Don’t open anything from unknown senders, and make sure you backup your files in order to be able to restore them whenever you need.
How to Remove Buyunlockcode
Buyunlockcode is hard to remove; that is why you must proceed carefully. Make sure you use a well-trusted anti-virus tool that will completely clean your system from that ransomware.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool