Getting infected with Thtlocker Ransomware is probably what you would call your "lucky day" since this malware infection is one of the least dangerous ransomware threats on the web. This screen locker infection is quite poorly coded in .NET, which means that it could be the work of a beginner hacker. Although this threat does lock your screen, which may trick inexperienced users into believing that they cannot use their computer anymore. However, this screen locker does not even give you an option to buy your way out of this lock, i.e., this rookie does not even ask for a ransom fee to free up the computer. This could also be due to an unfinished program, so this may as well be a test run. Although this particular version may not harm your files or your system, you should really think about how it could have infiltrated your computer because its presence clearly shows poor system security. This is why it is important to understand how such an infection may show up on your computer. If you want to be able to use your PC again, you need to remove Thtlocker Ransomware as soon as possible. Fortunately, we have the solution for you as always. But before you scroll down to the end, we recommend that you read our whole article on this not so dangerous ransomware threat to be able to avoid similar or even more dangerous threats in the future.
As a matter of fact, we cannot confirm the distribution method used in this case but we can tell you how similar threats are normally spread so that you can prepare for the next attack. The most likely way for you to infect your system with this threat is to open a spam e-mail and view its malicious attachment. Obviously, this attached file will not be that clearly malicious so that an untrained eye could spot it right away; not in the context that this spam creates. Since this spam e-mail usually claims to be regarding an urgent and important matter like unpaid invoices, unsettled fines, and the like, it is quite likely that most users will want to know that this mail is really about. But it does not really matter why you open it; out of pure curiosity or feeling guilty that you may have forgotten to pay for something. In this case you are very lucky because you can actually delete Thtlocker Ransomware from your computer without the nightmarish consequences of other ransomware program, i.e., losing your files to encryption. But please note that once you run such a questionable attached file on your system, chances are you will never see your personal files again when hit by a proper ransomware program.
It is also possible to get infected with such a threat if you click on an unsafe third-party ad, such as a pop-up ad that is seemingly a software updater or downloader claiming that you need a certain software right now to be able to watch online content. Clicking on third-party ads is always risky but you should be able to spot a fake downloader like this and never engage with one. Always download software or updates from official vendors' sites directly. Never use shady P2P websites like torrent or freeware pages because you could easily drop such an infection or even a whole bundle of them. You should also make sure that your browsers and drivers are kept up-to-date because cyber criminals can also attack you via malicious pages created with Exploit Kits that can take advantage of outdated security bugs. These are the main methods crooks usually use to spread such a ransomware infection. Now you can be more alert after you delete Thtlocker Ransomware from your PC.
Although this screen locker is called a ransomware, it does not actually demand any ransom fee. This could be due to it being still in development or being programmed by a rookie hacker. This threat does not copy itself anywhere on your system or create a point of execution either. Once activated, it locks your screen with a red full-screen window that simply say that your computer is locked both in Russian and broken English. There is no explanation why this has happened or how you can unlock your computer. In other cases you may have to pay from $10 to $1,000 worth of Bitcoins to unlock your screen and decrypt your files, but right now it seems that your files are totally safe and untouched by this malware infection. The good news is that we can tell you how you can remove Thtlocker Ransomware easily from your computer so that you do not have to see it again and that you can go on about your business as usual.
First of all, you need to move away from this locked screen to be able to kill the malicious process. Then, you can try to identify the file that could be responsible for this attack and delete it. Please use our instructions below if you feel skilled enough to manually remove Thtlocker Ransomware from your PC. Keep in mind that this infection could be one of several hiding on your system. If you want to use a secure computer, you should take care of all possible threats before going online again. Therefore, you may want to consider downloading and installing a decent anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, to automatically defend your PC against all known attacks.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||THT Locker.exe||9216 bytes||MD5: ebab0348c7e13181a414d69d3dee367f|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|
|1||THT Locker.exe||THT Locker.exe||9216 bytes|