Locky Locker Ransomware imitates another prevalent ransomware infection Locky Ransomware, but, as research conducted by specialists has clearly shown, it acts completely differently. There is only one thing that unites them both – they have been developed for money extortion. Cyber criminals know that they would not find a single person who agreed to send money to them, so they use ransomware infections to lock personal files on victims’ computers and thus give them a reason to make a payment. Locky Locker Ransomware is no exception. You will find a bunch of files encrypted on your system if you ever encounter it. Most likely, you could no longer access your documents, text files, and all media files, which is quite a loss. You can send 1 file to cyber criminals – they will show you that they have a decryptor and can unlock files, but do not let them convince you to pay a ransom because they might change their opinion immediately and not give you anything in exchange after the money you send reaches their wallet.
Locky Locker Ransomware is a typical ransomware infection, so there is no doubt that it will affect your personal files if it ever infiltrates your computer. All encrypted files get the same filename extension appended - .locky. Also, if Locky Locker Ransomware is really the one that has locked files on your system, you will discover LOCKY-README.txt dropped on your PC. This file is a ransom note that contains a message in several different languages (English, French, Italian, and Korean), which clearly shows that the ransomware infection targets a wide range of users and wants to extract as much money as possible. We have already told this, but we are going to say this again – it is not clever to send money to malicious software developers because the possibility that you will not get anything from them is quite strong. If it happens that you still arrive at a decision to purchase a decryptor, you should do this within 96 hours. If the given time passes, the decryptor’s price will be doubled. To make a payment, you will need to download the Tor browser, access the provided .onion link, and then send money according to instructions. No matter you send money to cyber criminals or not, you will have to remove the ransomware infection from the system yourself. Do not expect cyber criminals to remove it for you because this is not going to happen.
Ransomware infections are often distributed via spam email attachments, so before you open any attachment from an email you have received, you should scan it with an antimalware scanner even if it does not look dangerous at all. It is advisable to download software only from those websites that can be trusted as well. You should never click buttons and advertisements that pop up in front of your eyes out of the blue too because you might download malicious software with the click of a button. If you are not going to change your Internet browsing behavior completely, you should at least install a security application on your computer. If it is reliable and updated regularly, it will not allow a single threat to enter the system and cause you problems. Do not install the first antimalware scanner you find on the web – do not forget that malware may pretend to be a powerful antimalware tool.
Luckily, Locky Locker Ransomware does not belong to the group of sophisticated ransomware. As research has shown, it does not drop any additional files, it does not lock the screen, and you will not find any new entries in the system registry. As a consequence, it should not be complicated to remove it from the system manually. It is not a problem if you have never deleted any malicious application. You will see that it is not that hard to erase it if you follow our removal guide (you can find it right below this paragraph).