Although SucyLocker Ransomware is not the most dangerous infection of its kind, it can create problems, which is why we strongly encourage you to take action to protect your operating system. If it is too late to do that, you need to remove the infection first. Afterward, you still need to employ legitimate and trustworthy software to ensure that other infections – many of which are much more aggressive – could not slither in. Right now, let’s discuss the ransomware that is already running wild on your operating system. The chances are that you have found out about it and its existence only after a window informing you that you need to pay a ransom popped up. If that is the case, some of your files might be encrypted, and the creator of the ransomware might keep them as leverage to push you into following the demands. Hopefully, truly important files were not encrypted by this infection because it is unlikely that you would get them decrypted even if you paid the ransom. Whether or not you have done that, deleting SucyLocker Ransomware is crucial.
According to the latest information, SucyLocker Ransomware was created using the same open-source code as Kindest Ransomware, Kripto64 Ransomware, and hundreds of other Hidden Tear infections. The developers of this infection, of course, are unknown, and so it is unknown if they have created other threats capable of encrypting files and demanding ransoms. What we know is that SucyLocker Ransomware is not highly powerful, and it is possible that it was created only as a test. Despite this, it can disable the Task Manager, and it can encrypt .txt files. Luckily, at the time of analysis, it only could encrypt .txt files on the Desktop, which, of course, minimizes the damages. What if you do not have any text files on your Desktop? If that is the case, you might not even think that the infection is real. Of course, if you are introduced to a scary notification indicating that a ransom must be paid to have the files decrypted, some kind of an infection must have invaded your operating system, and you must remove it ASAP.
As soon as the devious SucyLocker Ransomware (also known as $ucyLocker Ransomware) slithers into your PC – which it can do using corrupted spam emails or malicious software downloaders – it encrypts your files. Soon after that, it places a .txt file called “READ_IT.txt” on the Desktop, and it appears that the only purpose of this file is to make you pay attention to the information represented via a window that shows up. It informs that you can decrypt your files (the ones with the “.WINDOWS” extension) only by paying the ransom of 0.16 Bitcoins. Considering that there is no way for you to confirm the payment, and cyber criminals cannot identify you, it is just unrealistic that your files would be decrypted if you paid the ransom. On top of that, 0.16 BTC converts to around 470 USD (at the time of research), and it is unlikely that the few .txt files on your Desktop are worth that. Unfortunately, at the moment, you cannot decrypt these files yourself, and so it is possible that some users will decide to pay the ransom. Even if you do, you must remove SucyLocker Ransomware.
The removal of SucyLocker Ransomware is not very complicated, but you need to restore Task Manager, which might seem intimidating. If you follow the instructions below carefully, we can guarantee that you will succeed even if you are less experienced. What if you cannot erase the ransomware yourself? If that is the case, it is high time you installed an anti-malware tool. You should do that not only because this tool can automatically delete the ransomware but also because it can provide you with full-time protection. Needless to say, that is a very good deal. If you do not employ software to guard your operating system from malware, you have to be careful when downloading software, opening spam emails, clicking on links, visiting unfamiliar sites, interacting with advertisements, etc.
N.B. If you are having problems identifying the malicious components, use an anti-malware tool instead.