How to remove CryptoLocker

March 7, 2021

What is CryptoLocker

How does CryptoLocker works

CryptoLocker is ransomware that enciphers files and inquiries for victims to pay up in the exhibited time. This is a log encrypting malicious software that was functioning from September 2013. It invades Windows systems via Gameover Zeus botnet and encodes files via RSA & AES encryption algorithms. As quickly as information is enchiphered, crooks request $100 to $300 penalty payment so to recover the decryptor for the useless files.

How to remove CryptoLocker


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The ransom message is shown in a “CryptoLocker†tool which plus reveals that victims merely have 72 hours to repair their files. Provided that the fine isn’t paid via MoneyPak or Bitcoin transmit during that time, the key is demolished and entry to information is lost indefinitely.

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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to CryptoLocker. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove CryptoLocker Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for CryptoLocker or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall CryptoLocker Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for CryptoLocker or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete CryptoLocker Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for CryptoLocker or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If CryptoLocker.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove CryptoLocker Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for CryptoLocker or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that CryptoLocker is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the CryptoLocker program.
  7. Select CryptoLocker or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from CryptoLocker

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete CryptoLocker

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect CryptoLocker, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find CryptoLocker in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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