Elmers Glue Locker Ransomware does not encrypt any data or damage the system in any way. Apparently, it was programmed to only lock the infected computer’s screen by placing a ransom note on it. The ransom note tries to convince the user that the only way to get rid of the malware is to pay a ridiculous amount of money probably no user would be ever willing to pay. Not that there is any reason even to consider making the payment since the screen can be unlocked in a second and deleting the threat does not require much effort. If you take a look at the instructions placed below the article, we will explain to you how to complete these tasks too, but before you slide below and delete Elmers Glue Locker Ransomware, we encourage you to read more about this rather unusual ransomware.
Our researchers say it is entirely possible the infection is not yet being distributed. However, if it is, we do not think it should be spread widely. The most popular ransomware distribution methods are Spam email campaigns, fake updates, malicious software installers, and so on. The threat’s creators may choose one of the listed methods, or they may use a couple of different ones. Therefore, probably the best way to guard your system against any malicious program is to keep a reliable antimalware tool installed. Just hold it in mind hackers are creating new malware all the time so if you want your security tool to be able to identify newer threats, you should always update it whenever it is possible.
If the system is vulnerable and its user opens Elmers Glue Locker Ransomware’s launcher, the malicious application should change Desktop background picture and lock the screen. The Desktops image should look the same as the warning displayed on top of the locked screen. The message explains the infection was able to enter the system because the user was too careless while opening suspicious data. Then it instructs the victim to send 16 Bitcoins to the provided Bitcoin wallet. Currently, a single Bitcoin stands for 2.379 US dollars. Such a sum seems too much already; thus, it is not a surprise the hacker’s account remains to be empty, although it is quite possible the malware’s creators did not expect to get any payments as the malicious application might simply be a testing material.
For anyone who could encounter such an infection, we would advise not to pay any attention to the ransom note and get rid of it as fast as possible. Also, it would be wise to learn from such experience and take measures to protect the system from future threats. After all, there is far more dangerous malware out there, and next time your system and files on it could be actually damaged. To unlock the screen and remove Elmers Glue Locker Ransomware from the computer manually follow the instructions located below this text. If you wish to erase it with antimalware software complete only the first step to unlock the screen and then download a reputable tool you could trust.