If you see a window on your screen and cannot move it, this might suggest that CCord SystemLocker has successfully entered your computer. This malicious application is a screenlocker, as its name tells, so it causes problems to all the victims whose machines it affects. After its successful entrance, you could no longer use your computer because a screen-locking window will be placed on your Desktop thus making it impossible to perform daily activities. Since CCord SystemLocker tells users that they can unlock their computers only by purchasing a key from its developer, i.e., it wants users’ money, it has been classified as a ransomware infection. Luckily, unlike the majority of other ransomware infections, it does not encrypt any personal files, so you will just need to remove it to unlock your computer. We do not recommend purchasing the unlock key from the author of this screenlocker because the chances are high that the screen-locking window will not be removed from the screen even if you buy the key.
CCord SystemLocker is one of the nastiest infections detected recently by specialists at 411-spyware.com. Of course, the first activity it performs on victims’ computers after the entrance is locking their screens by placing its own window “Your System is locked!” on Desktop, but it is definitely not the only modification it applies. Research has clearly shown that this screenlocker also kills the explorer.exe process belonging to Windows Explorer so that it could place the screen-locking window on Desktop and, additionally, it disables Task Manager. Without a doubt, it does that to stay longer on users’ PCs. We cannot promise that you could easily remove CCord SystemLocker because it is quite a sophisticated malicious application, but we are sure you will eventually remove it and, consequently, unlock your Desktop, so you do not need to go to purchase the special key from cyber criminals. Although the message located on the window opened claims that “If you try to get rid of SystemLocker without a right key, all your Files will be deleted!”, we are sure your files will be fine, so go to remove the screenlocker from your computer without hesitation.
Research has shown that CCord SystemLocker not only locks Desktop, disables Task Manager, and kills Windows Explorer. It has been observed that it also connects to the Internet without permission. Most probably, it sends some information about victims and/or their machines to its C&C server. Also, this might result in the entrance of even more threats because this infection might download them on compromised machines without the users’ knowledge. As you have, most probably, understood, you cannot let the screenlocker stay. Do not expect that rebooting your PC will be enough to get rid of it – it has an entry in HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run that enables it to start working when the Windows OS loads up.
Before we talk about the CCord SystemLocker removal, we want to make it clear how this ransomware infection is distributed so that it would be easier to prevent similar infections from entering the system in the future. Specialists say that this infection might be spread via spam emails, and it is, actually, nothing new, so if you want to be safe, stay away from all spam emails you receive. Also, according to them, CCord SystemLocker might be available on dubious P2P pages. You might find other similar malicious applications on these websites too, so you should download new software from 100% trustworthy websites only. Unfortunately, some threats are very sneaky, so it might be quite a challenge to prevent them from entering the system. Because of this, we recommend installing an automatic antimalware tool on the system as well.
You can try to unlock your screen by entering the unlock key cracked:cracked in the box below “Key:”, but we cannot promise that it will work. If nothing happens when you enter it, you will have to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and remove all CCord SystemLocker components manually or use an automatic malware remover to get them all erased automatically. You cannot keep CCord SystemLocker on your computer for sure because it will not allow you to use your computer normally.
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|1||35af32129763aa255d2017093a05821b784d1503b7c89e683a4341767805302c.exe||186368 bytes||MD5: 1a81e3ca90211746583705f6b8dcd1d5|
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