Someone wants you to share your most private photos, and this someone is hiding behind Autismlocker Ransomware, a screen-locking infection that can attack Windows operating systems. The infection is most likely to travel hidden in software bundles and spam emails, or it could be downloaded by malware that exists on the affected system already. Once executed, the infection locks the screen and displays a strange image depicting two small children and someone in a bear costume. The image also includes a message, which informs that one needs a special code to unlock the system. Unfortunately, to obtain this code, one would need to do something incredibly shocking and strange. Although we classify this threat as “ransomware,” it should not be equated to Uselessdisk Ransomware, Donut Ransomware, 8chan Ransomware, and many others. These threats demand payments, while the screen-locker we are discussing in this report does not want money at all. Without a doubt, every single ransomware requires removal, and so it should come as no surprise that you must delete Autismlocker Ransomware too.
Autismlocker Ransomware can be identified as “joke malware,” but the demands it makes are nothing to joke about. The message represented by the screen-locker suggests that there are only two ways to unlock the computer. The first option the victim has is to record themselves killing children. Later in the message, it is suggested that 17 people must be killed. This option is completely ridiculous, and the creator of Autismlocker Ransomware must think that this will make the victim go with the second option. That being said, what if the message came onto the screen of someone who was mentally unstable or someone who was thinking of the crime already? These things cannot be joked about. The second option that the victim of the infection is introduced to is sending 15 personal photos of pornographic nature. According to the message, if the recording or photos are sent, and criminals can confirm that they are legitimate, a code for unlocking the screen would be sent. Of course, instead of following these instructions, you must figure out how to remove this malware.
The devious Autismlocker Ransomware asks to send the photos or the recording to an email address they have set up for this exact purpose – email@example.com. You should ignore it completely. Even if you want to send a message expressing your anger or confusion, you must refrain from doing that because you do not want the creator of the infection to record your own email address. If they obtained that, they could send spam emails with malicious files and links, and you do not want to be exposed to that. Without a doubt, sending photos or recordings of you is not something you should do either. You shouldn’t do it even if it was not possible to unlock the screen using a few simple steps. In this case, it was found that you can enter any letters into the “Unlock” area on the screen-locker, and your operating system will be unlocked. The official code is “12324354,” but it appears that anything works. You can also use Task Manager to kill the process that is locking the screen. Immediately after you fix this, you MUST remove Autismlocker Ransomware. If you do not do this, you are at risk of having your personal files encrypted, and removing malware would not help you in that case.
There is nothing funny about Autismlocker Ransomware, but it appears that its creators thing otherwise because they are using a poorly-built screen-locker to solicit pornographic content or even push victims into committing heinous crime. Hopefully, this malicious infection does not enter the systems of mentally unstable Windows users. Although the message that the screen-locker displays suggests that a code is necessary to unlock the system, it was found that any letters typed into the dialog box work the same way as the “12324354” code. Once your screen is unlocked, you need to remove Autismlocker Ransomware immediately, and that can be done it two ways. You can follow the instructions below, but only if you can locate the launcher of the infection manually. Another option is to install anti-malware software. If you also need help protecting your operating system, this is the option you should choose.