CryptoLockerEU Ransomware is a dangerous threat that you should take very seriously. This new Russian ransomware seems to be yet another clone of the well-known and relatively old CrytoLocker Ransomware; just like we saw a lot of similarities when other copies hit the web, such as Stampado Ransomware. This vicious malware infection is real bad news for you since it can encrypt practically all your important files on your hard disk. This could mean a devastating effect as long as you do not have a recent backup copy of your photos, documents, archives, and program files saved and stored on a removable drive. As a matter of fact, this is the only possible way that you could ever use your encrypted files again. You should not count on paying these cyber criminals and having your files restored. It is always risky to deal with crooks since there is no guarantee whatsoever. On the other hand, you would simply support cyber crime by transferring the ransom fee to these criminals. We recommend that, no matter how big your damage is, you remove CryptoLockerEU Ransomware immediately from your Windows operating system before you start recovering your files.
Although this malicious attack is a real nightmare, there is still a possibility that you can avoid such a hit. This is why we are here to share with you how this vicious ransomware can appear on your system. Many users believe that this takes place absolutely behind their backs and without their knowledge. However, the truth is that it is actually you who downloads the malicious executable; and not only that but it is also you who initiates the attack. Let us tell you how it is possible because you may still doubt that you have anything to do with such a dangerous threat.
As a matter of fact, this malicious program mainly spreads on the web as a malicious file attachment in spam e-mails. This certainly means that you need to open this mail, save the attached file, and run it on your computer in order to be infected by this ransomware. In other words, you need to click around three times on corrupt content so that you activate this beast on your system. Hopefully, you see now how important it is to be more cautious about your clicks while checking your mails. In fact, this spam might also end up in your inbox folder if it manages to evade your spam filter. Unfortunately, cyber criminals seem to evolve always at least one step faster than filters. Another problem with these spam mails is that they can also trick you, the user.
They can appear to be totally authentic, for example. You may think that you just got a mail from the local authorities, a well-known company, a hotel, and so on. The subject of this mail can be anything that could raise your eyebrows but preferably not your doubt. For example, this spam may refer to an unsettled invoice of some sort or wrongly provided credit card details in an online purchase. These are typical issues that you could not normally resist and would feel urged to see them right away. But once you infect your machine, it would be too late to save your files even if you delete CryptoLockerEU Ransomware seconds after you realize that you have been hit.
This Russian ransomware infection claims to use the virtually impossible-to-break RSA-2048 algorithm to encrypt the targeted files on your computer. As a matter of fact, this malware does not seem to be too picky and takes practically all your files hostage. The affected files get a ".send 0.3 BTC crypt" extension, which clearly identifies this dangerous threat. If the victim is not Russian, the ransom note file that is created on the computer may look something like "ĐŔŃŘČÔĐÎÂŔŇÜ ÔŔÉËŰ.txt.” However, Russian victims should see "РАСШИФРОВАТЬ ФАЙЛЫ.txt", which means: "decode files.txt."
From this note you learn that your files have been encrypted and that you have to pay 0.3 Bitcoins, which is around 275 US dollars, to get the private key and software to recover your files. You have 7 days to transfer this money and you are promised to get the key and tool within 2 hours after you send an e-mail and proof of payment to one of four provided e-mail addresses, including “firstname.lastname@example.org,” “email@example.com,” “firstname.lastname@example.org,” and “email@example.com.” Obviously, we do not support the idea of paying cyber criminals any money even though we cannot stop you from wanting to do so if your files are that important to you. Nevertheless, keep in mind that you are dealing with criminals here and there is a good chance that you will get nothing for your money. We recommend that you remove CryptoLockerEU Ransomware the moment you notice its presence.
As a matter of fact, it is always safer to use an automated anti-malware program like SpyHunter to delete ransomware and similar dangerous threats to make sure that no leftovers remain as well as give your system proper protection against all kinds of malware threats. Yet, it is possible that you would like to manually handle this situation. Therefore, we have included our instructions for you below this article. But, if such a major threat found a way to sneak onto your system this time, how could you possibly avoid the next one? Of course, you can do a lot by keeping all your programs and drivers regularly updated and keeping away from suspicious websites as well as clicking on questionable content and e-mails. But it is still best to use a decent security tool if you are looking for peace of mind while spending time in your virtual world.