Cryptographic Locker is a ransomware infection that will encrypt different kinds of files (.doc, .docx, .pdf, .xlsx, .jpeg, etc.) and will not allow you to access them unless you pay a ransom. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that you will receive the key to unlock them, which is why we believe that there is no point in paying money. Unfortunately, Cryptographic Locker acts very similarly as CryptoLocker, which means that it might not be possible to gain access to your personal files at all. However, it does not mean that you should let the program reside on your system. Ordinary computer users will not be able to delete Cryptographic Locker themselves. Thus, we recommend reading the article in order to find out the easiest way to erase this ransomware.
The main aim of Cryptographic Locker is to extort as much money as possible; thus, it is not surprising that it seeks to stay on the system as long as possible in order to scare computer users and convince them to pay money. For this matter, Cryptographic Locker will block your security tool, task manager, and even registry editor. On top of that, it will change your wallpaper with the information that you files have been encrypted and show a window with a warning. The instructions that should help users to pay a ransom can be found on this window. However, we definitely not recommend paying any money because there is a huge possibility that you will lose it and still will not be able to access the files.
The researchers of 411-spyware.com have found out that Cryptographic Locker is a rather unique ransomware infection because it installs Backdoor.DarkKomet without your permission. It is better to eliminate it together with Cryptographic Locker if you do not want to encounter other serious infections. You should be very cautious in order not to allow similar threats enter your system in the future. It will be very difficult to do that yourself, which is why we recommend that you install an antimalware tool on the system.
If you have a backup of the most important files, you should delete Cryptographic Locker without any considerations. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to get rid of it manually, which is why you should scan your system with an automatic malware remover, for instance, SpyHunter. In order to be able to use it, you will have to start Windows in a Safe Mode with Networking.
Windows 7 and Vista