Crypt0L0cker Virus – Removal Instructions

Crypt0L0cker is a recently discovered ransomware virus. Crypt0L0cker is the same as the other ransomware viruses that infect data by scanning. After the scan, it will show ransom note that says you need to buy the decryption or “unlock” key in order to retrieve the files. The price per purchase is .20 bitcoin or about $100 USD. So far, Crypt0L0cker is one of the cheapest ransomware that has been discovered after a long time.

However, Crypt0L0cker does start low, but the price increases every 24 hours if the victim does not purchase the key. Some of the affected files by Crypt0L0cker could be PowerPoint files, word files, and picture files. Crypt0L0cker‘s infection has its own application that starts by its own once you log in to windows. This virus will then scan all the files in your drives and create encrypted or “locked” copies.


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After scanning, the files will be renamed to have the extension .clf. in the %Temp%\Crypt0L0ckerFileList.txt file, a list of all the “locked” files will be stored for future reference. Along with this comes the steps on how to give the payment to retrieve your files. Crypt0L0cker also disables many antivirus and recovery applications, which makes your computer more vulnerable.

Apps such as System Restore, Process Explorer, MalwareBytes, Msconfig, Process Hacker, and Spyhunter are just some of the disables applications while Crypt0L0cker is active. Lastly, it changes your desktop wallpaper into a black background with a shield-shaped logo of Windows and a sentence saying “we have encrypted your files with Crypt0L0cker virus.” Despite this gruesome file disaster, there is good news. This ransomware does not delete files and does not wipe out system restore. In other words, you may still be able to recover your lost files.

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Crypt0L0cker Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Crypt0L0cker virus.

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** PLEASE NOTE: If the Crypt0L0cker Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

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b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the Crypt0L0cker Virus Removal Program

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a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:


Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the Crypt0L0cker Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal for Crypt0L0cker.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the Crypt0L0cker virus and any other threats found.

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*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the Crypt0L0cker virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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