Cryptolocker Ransomware

Cryptolocker ransomware is a type of malware that exploits vulnerabilities in Windows systems. This trojan virus will infect a system, search its local storage and any external media storage devices currently connected, and encrypt any files it finds. 

Cryptolocker ransomware utilizes asymmetric encryption to lock the files and displays a message telling the victim their files are encrypted and will only be released after a ransom is paid.

Signs of Cryptolocker ransomware 

  • You may notice that there are frequent unauthorized file renaming. There will also be a change in how your system archives files. 
  • Unusually high network traffic from your system, especially to unfamiliar websites. 
  • You may notice repeated and suspicious attempts to execute API commands.

How to prevent Cryptolocker ransomware attacks

  • Frequently update your OS and all connected security measures. 
  • Be very cautious about the sites you download from and what you download. 
  • Use a trusted VPN with antimalware add-ons to conduct frequent malware scans.