Randomlocker Ransomware

What is Randomlocker Ransomware?

Researchers have recently come across malware that seems to be a new ransomware infection. It has been named Randomlocker Ransomware. An in-depth analysis has clearly shown that this infection is still in development, so at the time of analysis, it was nowhere near sophisticated malware that can cause serious problems. Of course, there is a huge possibility that it will evolve into something bigger in the near future, so we highly recommend that you ensure your system’s maximum protection ASAP. We do not expect you to protect your system from malware all alone, but there are many tools that can do this for you available, so you should at least install one of them on your computer. If it happens that you have already encountered the fully-working version of Randomlocker Ransomware, you should hurry to remove this infection from your system right away. Never keep malware active on your computer because it might get updates and cause you even more problems.testtest

What does Randomlocker Ransomware do?

At the time of research, Randomlocker Ransomware did not encrypt any files unless specialists manually clicked the “START” button on the small opened window. This suggests that the ransomware infection is still in development, but, of course, it does not mean that it cannot be finished soon. Once its final version is released, cyber criminals behind it might start distributing it actively, which is why you cannot keep your system unprotected. Even though Randomlocker Ransomware did not work properly at the time of research, specialists still managed to get some information about this infection. According to them, the ransomware infection should add .rand to users’ personal files (e.g., documents, music, videos, pictures, etc.) after encrypting them. Also, it should download a picture and then set it as Wallpaper. Most likely, this picture will have a message for users. It is very likely that you will, first, be explained why you can no longer access so many files and then you will find out how you can decrypt those affected files. Cyber criminals develop ransomware infections so that they could obtain money from users, so there is a 99% possibility that Randomlocker Ransomware will tell you to transfer money in exchange for the decryption tool too. It may be your only chance to decrypt your files, but it does not mean that sending money to cyber criminals is what you should immediately do. Remember, cyber criminals cannot be trusted. There are many cases when they do not give users anything after they receive their money.

Where does Randomlocker Ransomware come from?

At the time of writing, Randomlocker Ransomware was not one of those actively-distributed threats, but it might become one in the near future. As our experienced researchers have noticed, ransomware infections are often distributed via spam emails. These emails contain attachments that may be masqueraded as something extremely important, which explains why so many users open them and get infected with malware. Of course, there are other ways how malware can enter the system. It is possible to download malicious applications from unreliable file-sharing websites too. It is nothing new that bad programs pretend to be useful software, so you should download applications from 100% trustworthy websites only. There is one more thing you should refrain yourself from. Security specialists say that it is a bad idea to click on random links and advertisements because they might redirect to malicious websites promoting harmful applications.

How to remove Randomlocker Ransomware

You must remove Randomlocker Ransomware if you have encountered it no matter if it has encrypted your files or not. It does not seem to be sophisticated malware, so it should be possible to disable it by simply deleting its launcher from the system. Then, you will need to change your Desktop background. Unfortunately, we cannot promise that the final version of Randomlocker Ransomware will not have more components. Because of this, we highly recommend that you scan your system with a diagnostic scanner after you remove the ransomware launcher. If some active malicious components are detected, you will be informed about them.

Randomlocker Ransomware removal guide

  1. Launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Type %USERPROFILE%\Downloads in the URL bar at the top and click OK.
  3. Delete all suspicious files downloaded recently.
  4. Empty Trash.
  5. Scan your system with a diagnostic scanner. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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Stop these Randomlocker Ransomware Processes:

RandomLocker.exe

Remove these Randomlocker Ransomware Files:

RandomLocker.exe
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