If Frozrlock Ransomware manages to infiltrate your system, you may be in for a nasty surprise. As a matter of fact, it could be more of a shock than a surprise since in this attack you may lose all your important files. Well, if you are a security-minded computer user, you may have a recent backup saved on a removable hard disk. This is one way to protect your files. Nowadays it is also very “trendy” to keep a copy in cloud storage. However, the latter could be also risky since certain ransomware infections are capable of stealing login details from you and access even such storage places to encrypt your files. Of course, you are offered a way by your attackers to decrypt your files if you transfer the ransom fee. You may think that it is so easy to get away with such a severe threat. We beg to differ. Unfortunately, in the majority of ransomware attacks the creators of the infection could not care less about their victims. We suggest that you remove Frozrlock Ransomware from your computer ASAP.
There are a number of ways for you to let this vicious program on board. In fact, this is not a single ransomware per se since this threat is indeed a Ransomware as a Service, or RaaS. In other words, this infection is sold on the dark web for anyone who can afford to buy it. Its price is not even too high ($200) when you consider how much money cyber crooks can make out of such a campaign. Since this malware can be customized, your version could behave slightly differently to what we are describing here. But basically, we are talking about the very same ransomware infection.
It is possible that you get a spam e-mail and you are tricked into opening it. However, once you open such a mail, you will be lead to believe that you need to see the attached file for further information or proof regarding the subject matter of this spam. Unfortunately, if you download and launch this file attachment, you initiate this malicious attack. Once activated, you can only delete Frozrlock Ransomware when your files are already encrypted because this infection leaves you no time window to act. Obviously, you can avoid this type of attack if you are more careful around your mails and always double-check the unfamiliar senders or if an attachment was really meant for you.
After you initiate this vicious attack, the file you run creates a copy in "%APPDATA%” called “UpdateServices.exe”; at least, our samples behaved like this but in your case it might be a different folder or even a different file name. This ransomware program uses the AES-256 and RSA-4096 built-in Windows algorithms to encrypt your important files. This time your .exe files also fall prey to this ransomware excluding the Windows system related directories and files, of course. Another interesting feature of this infection is that it does not append any extension to the affected file names. Therefore, it is more difficult to identify it.
When the encryption is over, you will find the ransom note on your desktop named "THIS_YOU_MUST_READ.txt." This text file contains information about how you can transfer the ransom fee. This note could be in different languages, including English, of course; we have also found samples with Korean instructions, for instance. You have to pay 0.1 Bitcoin (around $175) if you want your files decrypted. Once the transfer is done, you should be able to decrypt your files within three hours or so. You are asked to keep refreshing the payment page to get your decryption key. However, you should know that cyber criminals rarely keep their promise. Therefore, we do not recommend that you even think about paying this fee; however, it is all up to you. Instead, we advise you to remove Frozrlock Ransomware from your system right away.
We have not found any free file recovery tool on the web that you could use now to restore your encrypted files. This is really bad news; mostly, if you do not have a backup copy of your files. This could be a lesson learnt the hard way for you but maybe now you see why it is important to safeguard your system with a professional malware removal application like SpyHunter. Of course, you can find several reliable anti-malware products on the web. Make your choice before it is too late.