Mrlocker Ransomware is a nasty computer infection which will no longer allow you to access your Desktop after the successful entrance. This infection has been detected only recently by specialists at 411-spyware.com, so we believe that it has not infected many computers yet. Actually, we would not be surprised at all if Mrlocker Ransomware has not infiltrated a single computer yet because it seems that the version available at the time of writing has only been developed for testing purposes. We cannot guarantee that it will not be updated in the future, of course. Either way, you must erase the ransomware-type infection from your computer as soon as possible because it will continue working on your computer unless you go to erase it fully. Because of this, you will see a screen-locking window on your Desktop and could not move it. It will not disappear from your screen even if you reboot your computer because the ransomware infection creates a point of execution which allows it to start working automatically when the Windows OS loads up. We will first talk about Mrlocker Ransomware and what to expect from it, and then we will tell you how to get rid of this infection once and for all.
Although Mrlocker Ransomware is not a typical ransomware infection, i.e. it does not encrypt any users’ personal files, it opens a blue window covering the entire Desktop. This window cannot be closed normally, i.e. by clicking X at the top-right corner, which means that you could not access your programs, files, and use the computer until you remove it. If you read the message it contains, you will find out why your screen has been locked. The message located on the window opened by Mrlocker Ransomware tells users that their screens have been locked because of “downloading something illegal.” It also becomes clear after reading it that the unlock code is the one that can remove this annoying window from Desktop. Luckily, we know this code, and we want to share it with you – enter 6269521 in the unlock box to unlock your screen. The version specialists at 411-spyware.com have analyzed does not contain any information about how to get the unlock code; however, it is very likely that other versions will tell users to pay money in return for the unlock code. Although locking the screen is one of the main activities Mrlocker Ransomware performs on victims’ computers, we are sure that it is not the only thing it does. It has been noticed that it also kills three processes: taskmgr, regedit, and cmd. These processes belong to system utilities, so we are sure that Mrlocker Ransomware seeks to stay longer on victims’ systems. Do not worry; we know how to delete this ransomware infection from the system, and we will share the knowledge we have about its removal with you in the last paragraph of this article.
We cannot tell you much about the dissemination of Mrlocker Ransomware because it is not actively distributed by cyber criminals yet. Of course, this might change in the future. To prevent untrustworthy software from entering your PC, you should first go to install a security application. Malware could not enter the system as long as this tool will be kept enabled. Second, stay away from spam emails you get and their attachments because ransomware infections and other harmful threats are often distributed via spam email campaigns. Last but not least, download new applications from their official websites only because their versions available on P2P pages might travel together with malicious software.
Mrlocker Ransomware not only places a screen-locking window on Desktop, kills three important processes, but also creates a point of execution so that it could easily revive; however, you should not find its removal extremely complicated if you use our step-by-step manual removal guide. As you can see, you only need to enter the unlock code to remove the screen-locking window from your Desktop and then delete recently download suspicious files. If you find that it is impossible to delete the ransomware infection manually, or you are simply looking for an easier way to erase this infection, perform a full system scan with an automated malware remover.