Cryptodevil Screen Locker is newly developed Trojan that was designed to infect your computer secretly and lock its screen so that you would not be able to use it. Its developers who are nothing more than cyber criminals want you to pay an outrageous ransom to have your PC unlocked. Thankfully, there are ways around this problem. You can remove this malicious program using the guide provided at the end of this article or a powerful antimalware program. For more information on this Trojan, please read this whole description.
This application comes from an unknown malware developer. Furthermore, we have not encountered any other program that is similar to this one. You should not confuse Cryptodevil Screen Locker with CryptoDevil Ransomware as they are totally different application and are not related. Hence, the similar name is coincidental.
Cryptodevil Screen Locker is not some program you can download directly from its dedicated distribution website. We think that its developers bundle it with malicious software installers that secretly install it on the PC while installing other software. Furthermore, it is possible that the developers have set up an email server that sends this malicious program in an attached file that is dropped on your PC when you open it. It might be a WSF (Windows Script File) executed through Windows Script Host or a .VBS file that runs a malicious script and downloads this Trojan on the PC secretly. If you have an anti-malware program, then it can stop the infection from taking place, but if you do not, then it can infect your PC easily.
We have classified Cryptodevil Screen Locker as a Trojan that has the ability to lock your computer’s screen. However, we want to point out that it does not lock the screen very securely. The locking involves rendering a window on top of the screen and preventing you from closing the screen. The good news is that you can bypass the lock by simultaneously pressing Alt+Tab or Windows+D keys. However, it disables the Ctrl+Alt+Del combination so you could not enter the Task Manager. After locking your screen, you will see a red background image that says that "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.” It features an email address that you have to message in order to receive instructions on how to pay the ransom. The cost to unlock the screen in 20 BTC which is 20887.5 USD. The developers must be mad to think that that is a reasonable sum to pay. We have found that you can enter "kjkszpj" (without quotes) in the password line which will subsequently unlock your PC, but it is not guaranteed to work in all cases.
Without a doubt, Cryptodevil Screen Locker is one malicious program, but there are ways around its screen lock so that you could delete it. If the "kjkszpj" password does not work, then you can boot your PC in safe mode and then remove the main executable named CryptoDevil.exe and its randomly named registry key at HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. If you want to get rid of it manually, then please consult the instructions below. However, if you experience any issues, you can use an antimalware program such as SpyHunter to take care of this malware for you.
Windows 8 and 8.1
Windows 7 and Vista