Cryptographic Locker

What is Cryptographic Locker?

Cryptographic Locker is a ransomware application that encrypts almost all of your important files (such as MS Word documents, Adobe reader files, pictures and so on). The program carries out the encryption because it needs leverage when it tries to push innocent users into giving away their money for the supposed decryption code. However, we cannot guarantee that Cryptographic Locker will issue the decryption code even if you pay the money. You have to remove Cryptographic Locker from your computer even if it is not possible to save all the encrypted files.test 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Where does Cryptographic Locker come from?

As we can clearly see from its behavior, Cryptographic Locker comes from the same group of dangerous and annoying ransomware programs as Cryptolocker. These ransomware applications are exceptionally nasty because it is almost impossible to restore your personal files once the program encrypts them.

Since it is a dangerous computer infection, there is no direct source for Cryptographic Locker. The installer file might be hiding behind fake download links or fake update downloads on third-party websites. More often than not, users install Cryptographic Locker and similar applications themselves without even realizing it. Hence, whenever you are about to run new installer, you have to be sure that it is safe and that it is not bundled with undesirable software.

What does Cryptographic Locker do?

When the system is infected with Cryptographic Locker, the program will encrypt your files, adding ._clf extension to the affected documents. It will also generate the main pop-up that will tell you about the current state of affairs:

30gb of personal documents and files on this computer or device have just been encrypted.
To receive your private key, you need to pay the amount of bitcoin displayed left of this window (costs).
You can easily delete this software, nut know that without it, you will never be able to get your original files back.

Such claims obviously sound very threatening and alarming. What is more Cryptographic Locker gives you 24 hours to pay the required amount of bitcoins. Nevertheless, we can guarantee that paying the ransom will not solve anything. It is unfortunate, but it is very likely that your files are gone for good.

How to remove Cryptographic Locker?

To avoid the worst consequences of ransomware infection, you should always keep a back-up for your files. You can save back-up copies in an external hard drive or on a cloud server.

The point is that even if you cannot save your files, you still need to remove Cryptographic Locker from your computer because this application is a serious computer security threat. Manual removal is not recommended unless you are a computer specialist. It would be for the best to invest in a licensed antispyware tool and leave the removal for it.

You should also stay away from suspicious websites that might be related to malware distribution. Also, after you delete Cryptographic Locker completely, scan the PC once more in search for potentially unwanted programs. Make sure that you have terminated all the unnecessary applications completely.

How to terminate Cryptographic Locker

Windows 8

  1. Press Windows key + C together and go to Settings.
  2. Click the Power button and go to Troubleshoot.
  3. Select Advanced options and choose Startup settings.
  4. Press the Restart button and press F5 to select Safe Mode with Networking.
  5. When the system loads, open your browser.
  6. Access
  7. Install SpyHunter and run a full system scan.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Reboot the PC and press F8 repeatedly.
  2. When Advanced Boot Options menu appears, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Go to and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and launch a full PC scan.

Windows XP

  1. Restart your computer and tap F8 repeatedly.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Click Yes on the confirmation dialog box.
  4. Download SpyHunter.
  5. Open Start menu and launch Run.
  6. Type msconfig into Run Open box and click OK.
  7. Click Startup tab on System configuration Utility.
  8. Select Disable all and press OK.
  9. Reboot the PC in Normal mode.
  10. Install SpyHunter and scan your system. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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