Crypt0L0cker Virus – Removal Instructions
Crypt0L0cker is a virus that infects computer files. Hackers are becoming even greater, because up to now, it is still a mystery as to how this virus enters the computer. There are a couple of guesses, but nothing is sure yet. One of the guesses on how Crypt0L0cker enters the system is that a malware group may have been hacking remote desktop or terminal devices and manually installing the virus. Again, this is only a guess. If there are chances that you know other ways, better to share it, so that there will be a bigger chance to put an end in this virus.
Crypt0L0cker is like Torrentlocker and Cryptolocker as it also asks for a ransom in order for the victim to regain his files. However, there is no guarantee that 100% of the files will be retrieved even after the intricate process. Of course, it is still better to remove Crypt0L0cker as soon as you discover it, because there is more chance in recovering the files. Crypt0L0cker is truly a kidnapper of files.
Crypt0L0cker starts infecting the computer by, again, an unknown entry point yet, but after it makes its way through, the disaster starts. Once it is installed in the operating system, it will first scan all the files in the drives of the computer. That means if there are removable drives, these are most likely infected as well. All scanned files will be encrypted and will not be accessible anymore. In the end, Crypt0L0cker virus will wipe out all Shadow Volume Copies, so that the user will be unable to restore and save his files using System Restore.
Pathetic and annoying, isn’t it? Aside from that, Crypt0L0cker also create a GIF and HTML files with the name HOW_DECRYPT. Do not be fooled. This is part of the trick of the Crypt0L0cker virus. The said files contain the instructions and link on how to go to the website where the ransom payment can be made. The ransom payment is the key to retrieving the files, but of course, this is another trick. Never ever pay money because there is no assurance that the files will be recovered. Crypt0L0cker virus is a kidnapper of files like Torrentlocker and Cryptolocker.
Step-by-Step Crypt0L0cker Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the Crypt0L0cker virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the Crypt0L0cker virus is running Microsoft’s “Windows 8” operating system, please use this Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions page.
1. Restart the Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
The Crypt0L0cker virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the Crypt0L0cker Virus Removal software.
How to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
a. Turn off the computer and wait 1 minute
b. Turn on the computer and immediately begin pressing the “F8” button multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced options menu
c. When the Windows Advanced options menu appears, select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press “ENTER”
2. Install Spyhunter 4
The software we recommend to remove Crypt0L0cker has received awards for its virus removal capabilities and is used by millions worldwide.
Install Spyhunter 4:
a. Click the “Windows” key and the “R” key to open the Run box (See Image below)
b. Type the following into the Run Command box: iexplore https://virushelpcenter.com/fix and press “ENTER”
c. After pressing “OK” the installation will begin and you will be asked to “Run” or “Save”- Select “RUN”
3. Complete the Scan and Remove the Crypt0L0cker Virus
The software will automatically begin the scanning process and once completed will show the results of all the infections found. Please Note: the scan results will show the files names and not the actual name of the particular virus.
Fully remove Crypt0L0cker:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the Crypt0L0cker virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the Crypt0L0cker virus and protect you from future threats.