CryptoGraphic Locker Virus – Removal Instructions
CryptoGraphic Locker is a new type of virus in town, and it is quickly locking the computers of unsuspecting victims.The CryptoGraphic Locker virus has the ability to lock your files until you fork over the cash to hackers who are eager to make a profit from your unfortunate virus acquisition. Perhaps it was tucked in neatly with a seemingly harmless email attachment or a file download from the web. Either way, the hackers make it clear with this new type of trojan known as “ransomware” that you aren’t getting your precious files back unless you are willing to exchange some cash converted to Bitcoin, a form of internet currency.
How does CryptoGraphic Locker actually work? CryptoGraphic Locker works as a trojan horse, meaning it comes along with another program or file that has been installed in your computer. While lurking in the shadows it finds ways to infect other files, make files inaccessible, and harvest your personal information. CryptoGraphic Locker specifically locks your files indefinitely until a key that has been produced by advanced cryptology of the hackers’ design is put into the program. It essentially gridlocks every file on your system, with a friendly message placed on the desktop stating the following: “Your personal files are encrypted! Your important files encryption produced on this computer: photos, videos, documents, ect. Here is a complete list of encrypted files, and you can personally verify this”.
Unfortunately, it gets even juicier. The message continues to read, “To obtain the private key for this computer, which will automatically decrypt files, you need to pay 300 USD, 300 EUR, or a similiar amount in another currency.” Unfortunately, the message speaks the truth. Once CryptoGraphic Locker takes your files and inconveniently holds them hostage, you are now forced into one of only two options.
Unless you are some kind of supergenius and can easily crack heavily encrypted codes, you can either satisfy the hackers or turn to a professional who can help you find and apply the correct code to remove the trojan from your system and ensure that you do not have lingering files with CryptoGraphic Locker still attached.
Step-by-Step CryptoGraphic Locker Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the cryptographic locker virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the 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 cryptographic locker virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the CryptoGraphic Locker 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 CryptoGraphic Locker 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 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 CryptoGraphic Locker:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the virus and protect you from future threats.