According to our researchers, Trump Locker Ransomware was created by the cyber criminals who stand behind VenusLocker Ransomware, an infamous threat that we have analyzed a while ago. This malware was designed to slither in without your notice, encrypt your personal files, and force you into paying a ransom in return of their decryption. Whether or not cyber crooks would decrypt the files after receiving the expected payment is unknown, which is why it is very tricky to discuss this payment. Although this might be your only option, it is possible that the files would stay locked after paying it, which is why it would be irresponsible of us to advise following the demands. Overall, you have to decide for yourself what you want to do, and we are here to present you with all the facts. Fact number 1 is that you need to delete Trump Locker Ransomware from your operating system as soon as possible. Having said that, your files will not be automatically decrypted when you remove this infection. Keep reading to learn more.
It is not yet known how the malicious Trump Locker Ransomware spreads, but it is most likely that this threat hides in spam emails. The distributor of this malicious infection is likely to conceal it as a regular file, and you are likely to open it up without even suspecting a threat. In fact, you are unlikely to realize that you have executed malware even when you do, and this allows the infection to encrypt your files without any disturbance. The way this ransomware encrypts your files is very strange. First of all, it can encrypt your files fully or partially, and you can determine which of these methods was used by the extension attached to the file (“.TheTrumpLockerp” for partially or “.TheTrumpLockerf” for fully). If the file is encrypted partially, only the first 1024 bytes are encrypted. Furthermore, the names of the affected files are replaced with random characters, and that can cause problems identifying the files that were encrypted. Hopefully, all of your files are backed up, in which case, you do not need to worry about identifying the encrypted ones.
Once the encryption is complete, Trump Locker Ransomware creates two additional files on the Desktop. The first one is called “What happen to my files.txt”, and the second one is an executable that might have a random name (in our case it was called “RansomNote.exe”). These files, of course, represent the ransom demands, and they are not unique. Just like most other threats, Trump Locker Ransomware requests to pay the ransom in Bitcoins, although the fee is introduced to you in USD. The funny thing is that the ransom note represented via the Desktop wallpaper asks for $50, and the ransom shown via a pop-up window asks for $150. The ransom note also introduces you to the Bitcoin Address, to which you are supposed to pay the ransom. This address is 1N82pq3XovKoJYqUmTrRiXftpNHZyu4jyv. You can also find a unique ID number that the creator of the ransomware asks to email to them at TheTrumpLocker@mail2tor.com once you pay the ransom. If you do that, we advise using a new email address; one that you would never use again.
How much experience do you have erasing malicious infections? If you have no experience, it is best for you to install anti-malware software because it can automatically eliminate all malicious components at once. If you have experience, you should have no trouble removing Trump Locker Ransomware manually. Of course, you need to be capable of identifying the main launcher, and if you have downloaded it yourself via a spam email, you should know exactly where to find it. In general, this ransomware is not difficult to eliminate, and we are sure that you will be able to handle it yourself. After you eliminate the infection, you should immediately scan your operating system using a legitimate malware scanner to check if, maybe, other threats are active. If they are, you need to delete them as soon as possible. If you want to discuss the infection or its removal any further, you can contact us via the comments section below.