CryptoTorLocker2015 Virus – Removal Instructions
CryptoTorLocker2015 is a particularly nasty type of computer infection known as ransomware. CryptoTorLocker2015 locks your files and demands a payment for letting you regain access. The payment demand is what makes it ransomware. CryptoTorLocker2015 specifically targets Windows operating systems including XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. This virus dates from early November, 2014 and is still active. It’s another CryptoGraphic Locker scam. As with other encryption viruses, the scammers offer to decrypt your files for a fee. In CryptoTorLocker2015, they offer to decrypt one file at no charge to hook you into paying for access to the rest of your files. Its display on your system show which files it has encrypted.
CryptoTorLocker2015 generally gains entry to your computer via bogus emails disguised as business communications with an invoice, bill or other apparently legitimate attachment. When you click on the attached phony PDF, it open a zip file containing the virus. The malware files install into a Windows system file and infect your computer’s registry. This cyber attack is basically a form of theft. It holds up your computer for ransom to steal money from you. Once CryptoTorLocker2015 gains access to your system, it alters your settings and startup files. It identifies data files and uses AES, a type of encryption, blocking you from opening the files.
Without encryption, all the files it infects become useless. Depending on the extent of the infection, it may render some or all of your files unusable. The virus then displays a notice of what it has done and instructions for paying off the cyber thieves. CryptoTorLocker2015 differs from other ransomware in that the payment function and decryption are built into the virus, instead of using an outside website for collecting your money in exchange for a decryption download.
The ransom for CryptoTorLocker2015 starts at .07 bitcoins and increases every 24 hours that the virus has your computer hostage. In one of its many twists, this program displays a unique address for bitcoin payment on each computer it infects. The ransomware also takes over your wallpaper to declare that your computer files are encrypted by CryptoTorLocker2015. With a CryptoTorLocker2015 infection, there’s no mystery as to which virus has control over your computer.
Step-by-Step CryptoTorLocker2015 Virus Removal Instructions
The Virus Help Center has carefully created these instructions in order to make the removal of the CryptoTorLocker2015 virus as easy as possible.
**PLEASE REMEMBER** – If the computer that is infected with the CryptoTorLocker2015 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 CryptoTorLocker2015 virus is usually a lot less active in Safe Mode with Networking. This will allow you to bypass the virus and install the CryptoTorLocker2015 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 CryptoTorLocker2015 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 http://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 CryptoTorLocker2015 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 CryptoTorLocker2015:
a. Click “Fix” when the virus scan is complete.
b. Register Spyhunter to completely remove the CryptoTorLocker2015 virus.
c. Spyhunter will remove the CryptoTorLocker2015 virus and protect you from future threats.