Do you know what Zyklon Locker Ransomware is?
Zyklon Locker Ransomware encrypts all personal data, but it does not lock your screen. Therefore, you can easily download an antimalware tool or use the instructions below to erase this malware. The bad news is that your files will still be encrypted even after you remove the infection. The ransomware’s creators claim that the only way to unlock your data is to fulfill their demands. However, you should not forget that you are facing people that cannot be trusted. There have been cases when users paid the ransom, and they did not get the decryption key. That is why you cannot make a rash decision without considering all possible outcomes. If you read the whole article, you should learn more about Zyklon Locker Ransomware. Hopefully, it will help you avoid similar malware in the future.
Have you received a suspicious file before Zyklon Locker Ransomware locked your data? Research shows that the malware should be spread with malicious email attachments. If you opened an infected file, you allowed the ransomware to enter your system. The fact is that you cannot be too careful when it comes to files sent via email. Especially, if you do not recognize the sender or you did not expect to receive such data. Next time, try to learn more about the file without opening it. For example, if the attachment comes with a text, you should check the validity of mentioned facts. Also, you can scan the file with your security tool. If you do not have one, you can always download it. Just make sure that it is legitimate and trustworthy.
Zyklon Locker Ransomware can encrypt many different file types. For example, it could lock data that has the following extensions: accda, .accdb, .accdc, .accde, .accdp, .accdt, .accdu, .ashx, .aspx, .cert, .class, .docm, .docx, .dotm, .dotx, .gdoc, .html, .jpeg, .json, .laccdb, .ldif, .mpeg, .opml, .potx, .ppsx, .pptm, and lots of others. When a file is encrypted, it gets another extension, e.g. document.doc.zyklon. Once, all of your personal data is encrypted the malware changes desktop wallpaper into a black picture that contains a text with demands and instructions. Similar information is also provided in the .html and .txt files that are both created by the infection.
The text says that “All your important files are encrypted using an unique 32 characters AES-256 password.” Then it states that your data can be unlocked, but you need to pay a ransom. At first, it asks for $/€250, but if you do not pay it until the given time runs out, you could be asked to pay $/€750. If you can recover at least some amount of data with the copies that you placed in a removable media device or elsewhere, we advise you not to waste your money. As we said before, there are no guarantees that you will get the decryption key.
If you do not think that paying the ransom is an option, the only thing that is left to do is to erase Zyklon Locker Ransomware. You can slide below this text and remove the malware with the instructions prepared by our specialists. However, we should tell you that manual removal is not the best option when it comes to such serious threats. Deleting the malware might be too complicated because some of the files that you should delete will have random titles. Many users find it much easier to download a legitimate antimalware tool and leave this task to it. Thus, if you do not think you can manage the manual removal, you should consider installing a security tool.
Delete Zyklon Locker Ransomware
- Open the Explorer (Windows Key+E).
- Go to: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming
- Locate a folder with a random name (e.g. Xrxoeoa) right-click it and select Delete.
- Navigate to: C:\Users\user\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
- Find a suspicious file with a random title and right-click to delete it.
- Go to: C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Temp
- Locate and erase a folder that could be named as RarSFX0 or RarSFX.
- Close the Explorer.
- Empty your Recycle bin.
In non-techie terms:
Zyklon Locker Ransomware is a Trojan infection that was created as a way to extort money from its victims. If the malware has ruined your files, it might be the time to consider antimalware tools or other options that could help you guard your system in the future. Also, it is always smart to back up your data in case it gets damaged by malware. If you have copies of your files, you should remove the malware with no hesitation. You can do that with the instructions available above this text or with a trustworthy security tool.