Do not let Evil Locker Ransomware infiltrate your computer because it will mercilessly encrypt a bunch of files, including your documents, pictures, and all other valuable files you have. Unlike similar ransomware infections, it does not encrypt only selected files. Instead, it locks everything it finds. Ransomware infections want users’ money, so we are sure you will be asked to pay money too to get your files decrypted. Believe us, it is not worth sending money to the author of this ransomware infection if there are no important files among those encrypted ones, or you can restore them from a backup. There are many cases when users do not get anything from cyber criminals, so, in our opinion, sending money to malicious software developers is the worst users can do. There is one more reason it is a bad idea to transfer money ransomware infections require – they might be used for the development of new harmful threats. Yes, theoretically, the author of Evil Locker Ransomware might also release Trojans, worms, and other harmful infections that might slither onto your computer again and cause you a ton of problems. No matter what you decide to do, you must delete the ransomware infection from your system fully. No, cyber criminals will not remove it for you even if you pay a ransom.
As you already know, Evil Locker Ransomware has been developed to infiltrate computers illegally and then lock personal files on them, so do not be surprised that you can no longer access almost all your files if you ever encounter this threat. Luckily, it does not encrypt Windows files, i.e. it does not ruin the Windows OS. Unfortunately, all other files will be encrypted. If a file has the [firstname.lastname@example.org].EVIL extension appended to it, do not waste your time trying to open it – it has been affected by the ransomware infection. Evil Locker Ransomware should also drop a ransom note !_HOW_RECOVERY_FILES_!.txt to inform you about the encryption. Also, it will present you the only effective solution to the problem – using the decryption program. Users are instructed to write an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if they want to get it, but we see no reason why you should contact cyber criminals if you are not going to send money to them because you will be asked to pay for the decryption tool. In most cases, such tools are extremely expensive. Since there are no guarantees that you could unlock a single file, do not purchase the decryptor from crooks. Unfortunately, we could not find a free decryptor on the web, but we are sure you will restore your files without any problems if you have their copies. Do not forget to remove the ransomware infection first!
Evil Locker Ransomware is mainly distributed via infected email attachments, and there is actually nothing new about this because it is a popular way to distribute malicious applications. Also, it might be spread via malicious software installers, so you should always carefully install new software downloaded from the web. Even though it is no longer a secret how ransomware infections are distributed, it is still not always easy to prevent them from entering systems. Therefore, all users must have security software enabled on their computers, our security specialists say. Additionally, experts highly recommend scanning all files with an antimalware scanner before opening them in order to prevent the launch of malicious files.
If you have decided not to spend money on the decryptor you might not even receive from crooks, you must delete the ransomware infection as soon as possible. You should use our removal guide if it is the first time you delete malware manually all alone. Eliminating Evil Locker Ransomware from the system will not unlock a single file on your computer, but you will not let this threat encrypt more data and could use your computer normally again. An automated malware remover can also be used to remove Evil Locker Ransomware. Needless to say, the manual method requires more time than the automatic one.