Do you know what Ransomuserlocker Ransomware is?
If you have been hit by Ransomuserlocker Ransomware, we can tell you two likely things: You are Korean and you may have just lost all your important files. Unfortunately for Korean computer users, this dangerous infection only targets their computers. Our researchers have examined this malicious program in our internal lab and found that its authors are the same as in the case of a previous threat called Talk Ransomware. In fact, this new infection is built on the now notorious Hidden Tear Ransomware. The latter is basically an open-source program that was designed for security specialists to understand how a ransomware program works. Later on hackers and wannabes saw an opportunity and started to use it to create dangerous threats like Satan’s Doom Ransomware and Crypt0 HT Ransomware. This ransomware demands an extremely high fee for the decryption tool and key, which no one would possibly pay unless a corporation gets hit by it. In any case, we advise you to remove Ransomuserlocker Ransomware as soon as possible.
Finding this dangerous infection on your computer can mean that you opened a spam e-mail and viewed its attachment. Even if you do not think that you would do such a thing, let us remind you that cyber villains are very tricky nowadays and can send out mails that may strike you as a legitimate one even if you find it in your spam folder. This spam may claim that it has important information for you about your bank account, an unsettled invoice, an issue with your hotel booking, and the like. Any of these claims could trigger anyone really to want to see more details even if they would think that "this must be a mistake." This is the trick behind this spam. Unfortunately, hundreds and thousands fall for such tricks every day and lose their money as well as their files to malicious attacks like this one.
It is important that even if you open such a spam, you do not try to execute the attached file. This file may only look like a document or image, but it is indeed the malicious executable that will launch the attack as soon as you view it. This is the point of no return because you will not be able to save your files from encryption even if you delete Ransomuserlocker Ransomware from your system. But there are other ways, too, for this ransomware threat to slither onto your computer.Ransomuserlocker Ransomware screenshot
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You may want to download software updates or cracked programs off of shady torrent or freeware websites. This almost never ends well since you can easily drop a bundle full of malicious threats, including this ransomware program, adware programs, browser hijackers, Trojans, and more. This is also the reason why you should avoid clicking on third-party ads when landing on suspicious websites as the same may happen. You should keep your browsers and Java and Flash drivers up-to-date as well because if you land on a malicious webpage set up with Exploit Kits, you could download such a dangerous infection in the background without your knowledge. All in all, if you do not want to end up having to delete Ransomuserlocker Ransomware, you need to become more vigilante in your virtual world, i.e., while surfing the net.
Our researchers have found that this ransomware program attacks Korean computer users by applying the combination of the AES and RSA encryption algorithms to take important files hostage. Every encrypted file name changes by adding a new ".RansomUserLocker" extension to the original extension. The ransom note text file called "Read_Me.txt" will be dropped on your desktop most probably. Once the operations are over, this infection locks your screen with its ransom note application window, which is written in red letters on black background. This ransom note is in Korean. These cyber crooks demand 1 Bitcoin (about 8,200 US dollars currently) to be paid to the provided Bitcoin wallet address within 72 hours to get the decryption tool and the key. After you have made the payment, you have to write an e-mail to "email@example.com" with your personal ID, which is contained in the note. We do not advise you to pay at all. We believe that the only way for you to recover your files is to have a recent backup stored on a removable hard disk. This is why we recommend that you remove Ransomuserlocker Ransomware from your computer as soon as you can.
If you have regained consciousness after the initial shock of possibly losing your files, you can use our instructions below to manually take care of this vicious threat. Of course, it is possible that you are an inexperienced user who would rather use security software to do the "dirty job" for you. The latter is obviously the best solution if you want effective protection for your PC, which can defend your computer from present and future infections and potential threats as well. We recommend that you install a reputable anti-malware program, such as SpyHunter, and you would experience peace of mind in your virtual world.
Remove Ransomuserlocker Ransomware from Windows
- Launch your Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
- Right-click the random-name malicious process and select Properties.
- Make note of the location in the Location field so that you can find the malicious .exe file.
- Tap OK and then, click End task.
- Tap Win+E to launch File Explorer.
- Delete the malicious .exe file and the ransom note ("Read_Me.txt").
- Empty your Recycle Bin.
- Reboot your PC.
In non-techie terms:
Ransomuserlocker Ransomware is new nightmare that may only threaten Korean computer users. This new malicious threat is based on the good old Hidden Tear Ransomware, which is an open-source project that has served as a base for a number of ransomware programs in the past years. These cyber criminals demand an insanely high (1 Bitcoin, which is around 8,200 USD right now) ransom fee in exchange for the decryption tool and key. Since there is no way yet to recover your personal files after the encryption, it may sound like an alternative for you. But let us warn you that even if you have this kind of capital to pay for your files, there is no guarantee that these crooks will keep their word. It is more likely that they disappear into thin air once your transfer the money. Thus, we recommend that you remove Ransomuserlocker Ransomware immediately. If you want to protect your computer against similar threats, it may be time to install a trustworthy anti-malware program.