Locker or as users refer to it – Locker Virus – is classified as a ransomware that encrypts crucial files via the RSA-2048 encryption algorithm. Once the files are encrypted, they will not be accessible until a unique key is obtained. Obtaining the key will not happen until a ransom is paid – usually in Bitcoin. However, researchers warn that there are some cases when affected users have paid the ransom but could not access their files. After all, ransomware is developed with the sole purpose to generate revenue, and as such, could not be trusted in any way.
Locker Virus may be similar to Cryptolocker, Locker v5.52, Locker v3.30, Locker v4.55, Locker v4.81, and Locker v2.60. As a matter of fact, it may be regarded as the same threat having a different name.
Locker Virus Distribution Method
Researchers suspect that Locker Virus is activated after visiting a malicious website contaminated with the threat. Even though executing suspicious downloads is not very likely with Locker Virus, the possibility is not excluded entirely. Just be extra cautious when surfing online. Previously having important data stored on an external device or in a cloud is another crucial safety tip.
Locker Virus Description
Once installed, Locker Virus displays a message of the sort:
Even though more professional analysis needs to be done to be entirely certain of the way Locker Virus works, there is some proof of its contamination path. Security forums research indicates that Locker Virus is traced back to a C:\ProgramData folder called rkcl.exe. There are other files that appear to be malicious – files names tor, steg, and digger. Those files may have been created on the same day the virus was discovered, or earlier. If that is the case, remote access to the computer may have been acquired prior to the ransomware infiltration.
Locker Virus Removal Options
Files can be restored if they have been backed up elsewhere (USB, cloud service). Paying the ransom does not necessarily mean the files will be decrypted. To clean the system, run a powerful anti-malware solution.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter