CCord SystemLocker

What is CCord SystemLocker?

CCord SystemLocker is a computer infection that is classified as ransomware. It means that it holds your computer hostage and wants you to pay a ransom fee. If you pay the fee, the program will give you your system back, or so it says. These days, when we deal with ransomware programs, we usually expect to encounter the encrypting ransomware programs that scramble user’s files and then wait for users to pay for the decryption key. CCord SystemLocker, on the other hand, does not do anything of the sort. This program locks your screen, and you need to remove the infection for good if you want to access your desktop again.testtest

Where does CCord SystemLocker come from?

Computer security researchers do not always agree on how this program enters target systems because there might be many methods for CCord SystemLocker to use. The most common method of distribution is the spam email. Malware installer files come as attachments with spam messages. These messages urge users to download and open the file attachments because they supposedly carry some important information. Needless to say, downloading these files and opening them results in infecting your system with the likes of CCord SystemLocker.

Aside from the spam email messages, there are also other methods that malware can use to enter your system. Sometimes the program can come bundled with freeware applications. Users often download freeware without realizing the potential security risks behind such practice. If you need a program, you should definitely download it from its official homepage, rather than a file-sharing website. Also, you may also download CCord SystemLocker on your system accidentally; especially when such programs get distributed via drive-by downloads. The bottom line is that you need to be careful when you browse the web because malware infections are always just around the corner.

What does CCord SystemLocker do?

As mentioned, this infection does not encrypt your files. Instead, it kills the explorer.exe (Windows Explorer) process, so when your system loads, there is no Start menu or the taskbar. After that, the ransomware changes your desktop wallpaper with its message that says the following:

CCord SystemLocker

Your System is locked!
Don’t turn off your PC!

How to get rid of Systemlocker?
Buy a key at: URL and put the right Key into the Textbox below

What is Systemlocker?
Systemlocker is a program, which allows to lock Windows Systems

Please take note that restarting your computer does not solve the problem because this infection creates a POE (point of execution), and so the program runs automatically whenever you turn on your computer. Their processes autos start together with your system. Although the program does not touch your files, CCord SystemLocker has the nerve to tell you that “if you try to get rid of SystemLocker without a right key, all your Files will be deleted!”  It is very unlikely that it would happen, and you most definitely should never consider spending a single cent on this intruder because there is no guarantee they would unlock your system in the first place.

It might look like there is no way out of this situation because CCord SystemLocker also kills Task Manager. With this system utility disabled, it might seem that there is no way to access the list of the running processes. It is actually a rather smart move on the ransomware program’s part because this way it tries to prevent users from killing the malicious processes. However, we would like to point out that it is still possible to bypass this screen lock if you follow the instructions below.

How do I remove CCord SystemLocker?

It might be somewhat challenging to remove this ransomware program on your own. Security researchers say that sometimes “cracked:cracked” works for the unlock key (without the quotation marks), but if it does not work in your case then you will need to load your system in Safe Mode with Networking and delete every single malicious file on your own. That is why this removal process could be quite hard, especially if you are not used to dealing with computer system’s components.

Nevertheless, since it is possible to remove CCord SystemLocker, you should definitely try it. And if you find the process too complicated, you can always refer to a professional technician who would help you with it.

Manual CCord SystemLocker Removal

Safe Mode with Networking for Windows 10

  1. Press the Start button and click Power.
  2. Press and hold the Shift key while you click Restart.
  3. Go to Troubleshoot and click Advanced options.
  4. Choose Startup Settings and press Restart.
  5. Press F5 to select Safe Mode with Networking.
Safe Mode with Networking for Windows 8.1
  1. Press Win+C and go to Settings.
  2. Click Power and press and hold the Shift key.
  3. Press Reset and go to Troubleshoot.
  4. Open Advanced options and click Startup Settings.
  5. Click Restart and press F5.

Safe Mode with Networking for Windows Vista, Windows 7, & Windows XP

  1. Reboot your PC and tap F8 several times.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. (For Windows XP, click Yes on the confirmation box).
  4. Wait for the system to load.

Delete CCord SystemLocker in Safe Mode

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System.
  3. On the right side, right-click and delete the DisableTaskMgr value.
  4. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Run.
  5. On the right pane, remove the CSL value.
  6. Exit Registry Editor and press Win+R again.
  7. Access the following directories via the Run prompt and remove unfamiliar files from them:
    %UserProfile%\Desktop
    %UserProfile%\Downloads
    %TEMP% 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these CCord SystemLocker Processes:

35af32129763aa255d2017093a05821b784d1503b7c89e683a4341767805302c.exe

Remove these CCord SystemLocker Files:

35af32129763aa255d2017093a05821b784d1503b7c89e683a4341767805302c.exe
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