Do you know what FBLocker Ransomware is?
FBLocker Ransomware is a nasty malicious application anyone can encounter. Without a doubt, it is not associated with Facebook in any way, and it will not lock your account. It only displays a picture of Mark Zuckerberg after encrypting users’ personal files. Yes, it belongs to the crypto-malware category, so you will surely discover the majority of your files encrypted if you ever encounter it. Ransomware infections target all the most valuable users’ files, so the chances are high that its entrance will also result in the loss of pictures, documents, music, videos, and much more. Surprisingly, FBLocker Ransomware does not demand money. It seems that it has only been developed for one purpose – to cause problems to computer users. Unfortunately, we do not think that you will find a free decryption tool on the web too, which means that data recovery will be possible only if you have a backup of those encrypted files. Make sure you remove the ransomware infection from your system first. If it stays and you launch it again accidentally, it will lock those restored files again in the blink of an eye.
It is impossible not to find out about the entrance of FBLocker Ransomware because this malicious application displays a picture of Mark Zuckerberg with a text once it is executed. This message is written both in Russian and English, which shows that it seeks to affect hundreds or even thousands of users. The ransomware infection informs users about the encryption of their personal files: “Your important files are encrypted. Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted.” Then, users are told that no encryption keys were saved, meaning that it is impossible to get the decryption tool from the ransomware developer. The ransomware infection does not even demand money from users, which proves that there are no ways to get it. Research conducted by our experienced specialists has shown that FBLocker Ransomware uses one AES encryption key for one file, meaning that you need to have a bunch of different keys to unlock those encrypted files. Also, specialists have noticed that the private key is not stored anywhere, which proves again that it is impossible to decrypt those affected files. Luckily, they can still be restored. You just need to have a backup of your files.
No doubt FBLocker Ransomware has not affected many computers yet because it is a new infection, but it might become prevalent malware in the near future, so if you have not encountered it yet, it does not mean that it will not enter your system in the future. Researchers do not have much information about its distribution, but they are 99% sure that FBLocker Ransomware should be distributed using good old distribution methods. As our team of researchers has observed, the majority of malicious applications encrypting files infiltrate users’ computers after they open malicious email attachments. In some cases, users download malware from malicious websites themselves. There are hundreds of untrustworthy programs that pretend to be legitimate software, so our piece of advice for you would be not to download programs from random websites. Additionally, all users should have security applications installed on their computers, according to our security specialists because an antimalware tool can recognize and prevent even the sneakiest infections from entering the system illegally.
You must remove FBLocker Ransomware as soon as possible even though no personal files will be unlocked for you. First, you need to kill the malicious process using Task Manager. Then, you should delete recently downloaded files from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop, %USERPROFILE%\Downloads, and %TEMP% directories. Finally, we recommend that you perform a system scan with an antimalware scanner so that no malicious components will be left active on the system.
Delete FBLocker Ransomware
- Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Click the Processes tab to open it.
- Kill all suspicious processes that might be linked to FBLocker Ransomware.
- Open Windows Explorer (Win+E).
- Delete all recently downloaded files from the following directories:
In non-techie terms:
FBLocker Ransomware always causes problems to users once it infiltrates their computers because it immediately locks their files without mercy. Unlike the majority of ransomware infections analyzed by researchers, it does not demand money from users, which suggests that it has only been developed by cyber criminals to cause trouble. Also, this means that there is no way to purchase the special decryptor. The only thing you can do is to transfer your personal files to your PC from a backup after you fully delete the ransomware infection.