AutismLocker Ransomware is a very new and unique kind of data-encrypting malware. This ransomware doesn’t demands for money as ransom in exchange for the decryption key. Rather, they demand to send nude to firstname.lastname@example.org email address. It uses AES and RSA encryption cipher to lock the targeted files. It runs an executable file named as autismlocker.exe which is its payloads and it gets installed in a very deep location. Very quickly, you would notice so many unwanted modifications in the PC settings and most of your person files and daily-used applications getting inaccessible.
Is AutismLocker Ransomware can be unlocked?
Since cyber-criminals behind AutismLocker Ransomware use AES and RSA encryption method hence it is practically not possible to access the encrypted files unless you have the decryption key. As per its ransom note, you will be asked to send 15 of your nudes or send a record clip of gunning down innocent children which should be more than 17 in numbers. They promise to provide the code in return. As per our researches, the targeted victims are primarily less experienced PC users. The criminals may use your given nudes for scandalous activities. This malware is very new and not much has been known about it until now.
The primary indication of AutismLocker Ransomware infection is its ransom note. Further, AutismLocker.exe file presence in the hard-disk or this file running in the task-manager is also its symptoms. When you look at the Windows Task Manager, you would realize that certain files are using 99% CPU usage. The PC screen wallpaper gets changed to a message that tells “Your Computer has been locked”. The System performance becomes extremely sluggish and it starts to get crash in regular interval. The worst part is that it may damage the security settings and exploit the security vulnerabilities.
If you really want to access the locked files or recover it from encryption then you should first uninstall AutismLocker Ransomware from your work-station. As long as the payload and files of this malware is there in the PC, you cannot recover the encrypted files. It is strongly recommended that you scan your work-station with a powerful anti-malware tool.
How to Recover Encrypted files?
Once AutismLocker Ransomware is removed from the PC, you can try the recovery process of locked files. Remember that you should never send your nudes to the recommended email id. Instead, it is advised to use alternate tricks such as using “Volume Shadow Copies”, “Backup Files”, or “data recovery software”. It will be a big mistake if you follow the commands and instruction given in the ransom note. You will not get the original decryption key even after you send your nudes or demanded recording.
How AutismLocker Ransomware Does Circulate?
- Bundling and Social Engineering Scams
- Peer-to-peer file sharing networks such as torrents
- Freeware downloads and spam email attachments
- Randomly clicking on random notification and banners
Remove AutismLocker Ransomware using powerful Windows Scanner
Download Automatic Removal Tool to eliminate infectious threat
Now, if you don’t want to face all these functions later inside the PC with AutismLocker Ransomware then you were highly suggested to delete AutismLocker Ransomware by installing expert’s anti-malware tool inside the PC.
So, what is anti-malware tool?
Anti-malware tool (SpyHunter 4) is a powerful real time protection programs for the Windows Operating System which has been created by Enigma Software Group. It is fully capable to protect the Computer against threat like AutismLocker Ransomware. However, you can also remove this threat by manual process but it is little bit complexly. Besides that, the manual process requires Computer skill. That means, you need to put some extra effort on your PC in order to remove AutismLocker Ransomware. As well as, you should have ability to revert back any wrong steps which you have taken in manual process. Otherwise the PC might be goes even worst conditions. On the other hand with the anti-malware tool you don’t requires any extra Computer skill or effort. The Spy Hunter has been designed between experts and novice Users level. Thus, you can easily operate without any worries of harm your Computer. Therefore, in my opinion I would like to prefer anti-malware tool in order to uninstall AutismLocker Ransomware from Computer.
Complete tutorial to delete AutismLocker Ransomware using automatic removal method
- As you will run anti-malware tool, you will see two options located in middle of screen. Please click on **Scan Computer Now** option in order to proceed to full System scan.
- You can also see the error result while scanning of PC.
- If you want to scan any particular volume drive or removal pen drives then you can use this Custom Scan option.
- Spyware Helpdesk will help you in solving the PC’s errors online (just like Customer services).
- System Guard, this functions will helps you to keep your Computer safe from offline threat.
- By using Network Sentry Option your browser will safe from online threat and your online activities will be protected by this anti-malware tool.
- Al last, by enabling the Scan Scheduler function, your Computer will automatically keep scanned timely by this tool and notifies you if this tool caught any error.
How to get rid of AutismLocker Ransomware manually?
Eliminate AutismLocker Ransomware by going through Control Panel:
- Click on the Start menu icon located on below left of screen (Right click for Windows 8 and 8.1 Users).
- Select Control Panel option > Programs.
- The Programs which were installed on PC were located in this list.
- Please find out AutismLocker Ransomware as well as their associated files and click on it to uninstall it.
Remove AutismLocker Ransomware entries from Windows Registry box:
- In order to go to the Windows registry box, please click on Win logo button+ R key together.
- Type **regedit** in run dialog box. (If it asks your permission to open this window then click on Yes button)
- Registry Box will suddenly open up please go through every location given below in this window in order to find out and delete AutismLocker Ransomware.
- HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\AutismLocker Ransomware.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Opera Software
Explorer\Main\Start Page Redirect=http://random.com
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\virus name
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Shell = %AppData%\IDP.ARES.Generic.exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Random
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Random.
Method to prevent AutismLocker Ransomware and other similar threats in future
After all, the single biggest factor in preventing a threat like AutismLocker Ransomware infection is lies upon you. Even you already install anti-malware and you scan your Computer timely, if you don’t be carefully towards your PC while using it. It is obviously to get infected by AutismLocker Ransomware again. Therefore, you just need vigilance to avoid being affected by threat in future and n some tips and suggestion mention here will hopefully prevent your Computer from infection in coming time.
- Keep your anti-malware updated.
- Use strong passwords for valuable information to prevent from hacking.
- Disable auto-run functions for downloaded files and injected drives.
- Block auto update from network inside System.
- Leave it out unknown recipient email attachments.
- Avoid connecting to open source network like Wi-Fi.
- Use hardware based firewall in order to protect your System against infections.
- Deploy DNS protection from automatically get modified.
- Use ad blocker extension and software in order to surf without getting any additional commercial ads and junk notifications.
- Do not use any untrusted or unofficial domain for surfing and downloading files inside browser.