If VenusLocker Ransomware ever enters your computer, a bunch of your personal files will be locked, and you will not be allowed to access any of them. Research carried out by the specialists working at 411-spyware.com has shown that this computer infection locks the most valuable files, including videos, music files, images, and documents. Ransomware infections lock files they find on computers and then demand a ransom. In the case of VenusLocker Ransomware, it locks files using the encryption RSA-4096 and the AES cipher, which suggests that it will be extremely hard to get the decryption key free of charge. Of course, we do not encourage you to transfer the money cyber criminals require for the key. Especially, it is not worth doing that if you do not have any very valuable files or can restore them from a backup. In such a case, you should simply remove VenusLocker Ransomware without further consideration. As this infection is based on EDA2, which is known to be an open-source ransomware code, we can assure you that it cannot be erased like an ordinary program. We have encountered other ransomware infections created on the basis of this code and now can make a conclusion that EDA2-based ransomware acts very similarly.
Of course, the first symptom that this infection has entered your computer is a bunch of encrypted personal files having the new filename extension: .Venusp (added to files that are encrypted partially only) or .Venusf; however, we are sure that you will also notice that userbg.jpg, which is located in %HOMEDRIVE%\Users, is set as the Desktop background and the .txt file containing the ransom note is placed on Desktop. Last but not least, a window with a timer and a bunch of information will be opened on the screen too. It can be easily removed by killing the process that belongs to VenusLocker Ransomware in the Task Manager. If this message has already covered your Desktop or you have checked the ReadMe.txt file, you probably know that the decryption tool costs $100 (approximately 0.15 BTC). The ransom has to be paid within 72hours and then the email with the unique user’s ID has to be sent to VenusLocker@mail2tor.com. Other ransomware infections might even ask to transfer $1500-$2000 for the decryption key, so the amount of money VenusLocker Ransomware asks to pay is not huge. Of course, this does not mean that it is clever to pay the ransom because cyber criminals might take money from you but still not provide the key for unlocking files. Besides, there might be alternative ways to recover files.
Specialists working at 411-spyware.com could not find much information about the distribution of this ransomware infection; however, it is evident that these threats enter computers illegally. As research has shown, most probably, VenusLocker Ransomware enters computers when users open spam email attachments. There are quite a lot of users who have allowed this infection to enter their systems; however, nobody can blame them for that because the attachment, i.e. its executable file is made to look like a harmless document to fool users into believing that it is not dangerous to open it. To be frank, ransomware infections might find other ways to sneak onto the computer too, for example, you might get it from a P2P website. Cyber criminals can make its executable file look like a useful application/file. Believe us; ransomware is a serious computer infection, and it is not easy to prevent it from entering the computer. Therefore, it will not be enough to promise us to be more careful. If you really want to be safe, it is a must to install reputable security tool as soon as possible.
There are two ways to remove VenusLocker Ransomware from the system: you can erase it manually or automatically. As it is quite easy to erase this ransomware manually, you do not need to be an experienced user to delete it yourself. Also, keep in mind that our step-by-step instructions will help you. If we have not convinced you to erase VenusLocker Ransomware manually, you should know that you can quickly get rid of it by scanning the system with SpyHunter. You can download the tool by clicking on the Download button you can find below if you scroll down.