September 2013 turned out fruitful and lucrative for one of the cybercrime syndicates out there, but really alarming for private users and organizations on the other side of the IT security battlefield. Furthermore, remove crypto locker ransomware which attempts to disguise itself as something legitimate, this type of malware goes straightforward on the victim and in no way conceals its true extortion nature. The contamination proper takes place when an unsuspecting user opens up an attached zip file that contains a malicious executable made to look like it’s a PDF file.
As you can see, the window contains a ticking countdown clock for enhancing the intimidation and urgency aspects, as well as details on what should be done for decryption to commence. It has been reported that entering a wrong voucher code will cause the remaining time to be reduced. Also, in case the payment is made the files will not be decrypted immediately as it apparently takes the villains some time for processing the payment and request proper. The problem lies in the scope of decrypting your personal files, which is so far not feasible unless the demanded ransom is paid. Open the application, click on the Scanner tab, choose Perform full scan radio button, then click Scan. Make sure there’s a check mark next to this entry in scan results, and click Remove Selected.