$ucyLocker Ransomware, also known as SucyLocker Ransomware, is a malicious application which purposefully locks users’ files. It is the main reason it has been categorized as a ransomware-type infection. The majority of these threats perform the encryption of files as soon as they successfully enter computers so that cyber criminals could get money from users more easily. These are one of the nastiest threats because they often use strong encryption algorithms to lock files, which means that it might be impossible to get files back without the special decryption key. Of course, it does not mean that you should purchase the special key from the author of the ransomware infection. $ucyLocker Ransomware opens a window telling users that they can get their files restored to their original form by making a payment of 0.16 BTC only, but, believe us, it is a very bad idea to make a payment to the developer of this infection because you might get nothing from it. Without a doubt, you will not get your money back. Because of this, our specialists at 411-spyware.com suggest removing $ucyLocker Ransomware fully from the system without even considering whether or not to pay money.
Like other ransomware infections, $ucyLocker Ransomware locks users files so that it could extract money from them. After it enters the computer, it immediately starts encrypting users’ files. Research has shown that it targets text files located on Desktop mainly; however, if you discover other files locked too (they will have a new extension .WINDOWS), there is basically no doubt that $ucyLocker Ransomware has encrypted them. After locking users’ files, this ransomware infection opens a black window on Desktop and creates a new file READ.IT.txt, so it does not take long to find out what has happened to files. While the READ_IT.txt file tells users to “Read the Program for more information”, the window opened by ransomware on Desktop tells users that they can get their files back only by transferring 0.16 BTC (~420 USD): “Yes we will give you your files back once you pay and our server confirm that you pay.” Unfortunately, a free decryptor has not been developed yet, so it might be impossible to get files back if you decide not to pay money. There is only one way to get them back – these files can be recovered from a backup. You could do this only if you have copies of your files on an external storage device.
$ucyLocker Ransomware is one of the HiddenTear-based ransomware infections, so specialists working at 411-spyware.com did not need to spend much time analyzing its distribution. According to them, there is no doubt that this infection enters computers illegally, but users contribute to its entrance to a great extent too. For example, it might travel in spam emails as an email attachment. In this case, it can only enter PCs if users open them. Since these email attachments are often disguised as important documents, many users open them without any fear – this is the main mistake they make. Although it is one of the main methods cyber criminals adopt to spread their creations, it is not the only existing distribution method, for sure. In the opinion of our specialists, it might also be possible to download this infection from dubious third-party pages, especially file-sharing ones. Cyber criminals put their products there so that they could infect more computers and get more money. It is not always an easy task to prevent malicious software from entering the system because they are becoming more and more devious. Because of this, security specialists recommend having an enabled security application on the system. It is the easiest way to ensure the system’s protection.
We cannot call $ucyLocker Ransomware a very sophisticated computer infection because, although it is capable of encrypting users’ files, this threat does not make modifications that would be hard/impossible to undo on victims’ computers. Because of this, its removal should not be a complicated procedure. Unfortunately, it will not be enough to delete this infection because it also disables Task Manager upon the entrance – you need to fix it. Follow the step-by-step instructions located below this article or use an automatic tool, such as SpyHunter.
Remove $ucyLocker Ransomware
Restore the functionality of Task Manager