Are you trying to delete Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware from your Windows operating system because you were informed that your files were encrypted by this infection? You are on the right track if you are choosing to focus on the removal of this infection rather than the decryption of files. Why? Because your files are not encrypted. Our research team has conducted tests and concluded that what looks like a ransomware is just a screen-locking threat that uses intimidating information to convince victims that they need to act in a certain way. In this situation, the creator of the infection wants to convince all victims that they need to pay a ransom of 80 USD/EUR to obtain a decryption key that, allegedly, is the only thing that can decrypt data. Hopefully, you have not been tricked into paying, and you can still remove the malicious Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware without further consequences or loss. If you are interested in this, we suggest you keep on reading.
The analysis of Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware has shown that there are hints of AES encryption algorithm in the code of the infection. That being said, our research has revealed that the threat does not encrypt files. There is a possibility that versions that could come after would be able to encrypt files but if your system was hit by Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware, the chances are that your files are perfectly safe. Of course, if you want to make sure that your files are not corrupted, you can always reboot the operating system to Safe Mode. Thankfully, it is unlikely that this will be necessary in this case because your system should be unlocked and you should be able to go through your personal files after you restart the computer. The sample tested in our internal lab did not create other launchers, and points of execution were not set up. This indicates that once the PC is restarted, the infection seizes its attack. And what if the system remains locked? In that case, you can always reboot to Safe Mode.
Unfortunately, not all victims of Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware will realize that they can do something or seek help before going with the demands of cyber attackers. The message that pops up on the screen once the infection is executed clearly states that files are encrypted and that a ransom of 80 USD/EUR must be paid in a form of Bitcoin, a crypto-currency used by many cyber criminals who stand behind ransomware. The ransom note informs that the decryption key that you, allegedly, need is set to be automatically removed after 72 hours, which means that this is how much time users have to pay the ransom. It must be paid to the 1KyU66zS2TCEWapwufy8wqsALawySJfj84 Bitcoin Wallet, and the transaction must be confirmed by sending payment information and a unique ID code to a cyber criminals’ email – firstname.lastname@example.org. You must not do any of this because, as we discussed already, your files are NOT encrypted, and you can restore access to the system by restarting the computer. Of course, do not forget that even if the PC is unlocked, you still need to remove Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware.
Your system is not protected reliably. That is pretty obvious since you need to delete Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware. This infection is not very dangerous, but there are thousands of those that could harm your files permanently. You want to protect files against malware, and you can do that with the help of anti-malware software and backups. If your system is protected, malicious threats cannot slither in. If your files are protected – which we suggest doing by backing them up – they cannot be harmed even if the first line of defense fails. Hopefully, you can still make a change that affects you and your system’s security positively. As for the removal of Acroware Cryptolocker Ransomware, you do not need to worry about it if you install anti-malware software, which can remove active threats automatically. However, if you want to delete the threat manually, remember that you must identify the launcher .exe file yourself. If you cannot do this, you are unlikely to succeed.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||AcroWare.exe||727552 bytes||MD5: fd8f8364101c2db3a419c5b2e887ab47|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|