VirLocker Ransomware is in no way new and the threat has been making a mess of victims’ computers for quite a few years now. This ransomware was the very first example of popular polymorphic ransomware virus and it left no expense of misery onto its victimized users. Of course, it can be propagated just like any other cyber infections distributed by their developers. Although, this malware has a trick up its sleeve whenever it comes to infecting other system users. Just because every files stored onto the infected machine that VirLocker Ransomware encrypts becomes VirLocker threat itself. So, many affected machine users will accidentally send infected version of a file to their friends and colleagues. Even more, the backup copies become infected and even installed applications and ‘exe’ files are not safe.
Most important, when getting infected with VirLocker Ransomware, users can no longer trust a single file stored on their affected PCs. This brings an issue while attempting to clean up the system, because nothing can be trusted at all and every install apps that you use is become dirty. Even attempting to download and install a security tool to help you can prove the problem, because the ransomware will attempt to infect each and every new file before it gets opened if the malware is running onto the machine. In case, if you find yourself infected with the new variant of this nasty computer threat, then do not attempt to eliminate it yet! In this security article, you will not only get the brief description on this ransomware, but also get the detailed information on how to restore files encoded by VirLocker Ransomware.
VirLocker Ransomware : File Decryption & System Clean up
So, if you find yourself infected with this ransomware and want your important files back, then don’t eradicate it right away. The security investigators need to trick the malware into thinking that user have the paid the demanded ransom money, thus you may get your original system files back first. However, if you have deleted the VirLocker Ransomware, clicking on any of the infected or encrypted files will bring up the ransomware screen again that the VirLocker uses. Just because of how messy the virus is and seeing how it does not even have a cleanup method or a decryption process internally, the main objective of our security experts here is to help you to get back your vital files and completely reformat the PC afterward. This security article will only focus on helping the computer users to get their personal files back. After the file decryption is completed, a complete reformat of the machine should be done, because nothing can be trusted on the computer after VirLocker Ransomware infection.
The ransomware has a screen which looks like the above. The ransom screen seem to always imitate some type of legal authority. It claims to be the Office of Crime Investigation, where the previous version of VirLocker Ransomware called themselves “Operation Globe 3” with various legal emblems. One of the most important part is “Transfer ID:” box. The cyber security analysts have found that any 64-length string will be easily accepted here as a real and legit payment on the latest version of this nasty ransomware infection. Therefore, on your infected PC type the following into the “Transfer ID:” text-box:
(That is 64 Zero’s)
After that, you have to hit “Pay Fine” button. Thus, it will cause the VirLocker Ransomware Lock Screen to disappear. The malware now thinks that you have paid the demanded ransom money. Just of because of this, double clicking on those files in order to open them, will no longer start this ransomware threat, but instead extract the original system files inside of it.
As you can see on the above mentioned image, clicking onto the “guest.bmp.exe” extracted the original “guest.bmp” file. Now, you may use a non-important removal drive in order to back up all the crucial files that you need to restored from VirLocker Ransomware infection. However, only backup the extracted files and never put any ‘exe’ files onto your backup. Once you have obtained the files that are very important to you, the computer should be wiped completely at this point. In order to avoid such type of nasty infections in future, consider using reputable and trustworthy anti-malware shield that will protect your PC from ransomware attacks.