About ChernoLocker Ransomware
ChernoLocker ransomware encrypts server and customer computers using AES1 encryption.
It was first disclosed by the viral researcher S!Ri2. ChernoLocker virus creates lock screen with a buyback message. In addition to encrypting a victim’s files, this virus has also install the Azorult Spyware to steal account credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, desktop files, and more.
ChernoLocker added to the encrypted files extension .CHERNOLOCKER
It can be spread by hacking through an insecure RDP configuration, using email spam and malicious attachments, deceptive downloads, botnets, exploits, web injects, fake updates, repackaged and infected installers.
It is better to prevent, than repair and repent!
ChernoLocker Ransom note
FILES IN YOUR COMPUTER HAVE BEEN LOCKED! YOUR DOCUMENTS, PHOTOS, DATABASES AND OTHER IMPORTANT FILES HAVE BEEN LOCKED WITH THE STRONGEST ENCRYPTION AND UNIQUE KEY GENERATED FOR THIS COMPUTER. PRIVATE DECRYPTION KEY STORED STORED ON A SECRET SERVER AND NOBODY WILL DECRYPT YOUR FILES UNTIL YOU PAY AND OBTAIN THE PRIVATE DECRYPTION KEY. THE SERVER WILL ELIMINATE THE KEY AFTER 14 DAYS. PURCHASE THE DECRYPTION KEY, NOW YOU CAN CONTACT ME VIA FILELOCKER@PROTONMAIL.CH
The image below gives a clear vision of how the files with “.CHERNOLOCKER” extension look like:
ChernoLocker detected by antivirus vendors:
ChernoLocker Virus Files:
- Adobe Acrobat Activation Patch.exe
- Mobdro For PC.exe
How to remove ChernoLocker virus?
In addition to encode a victim’s files, the ChernoLocker virus has also started to install the Azorult Spyware on PC to steal account credentials, cryptocurrency wallets, desktop files, and more.
Reasons why I would recommend GridinSoft3
The is an excellent way to deal with recognizing and removing threats – using Gridinsoft Anti-Malware. This program will scan your PC, find and neutralize all suspicious processes4.
Download Removal Tool.
You can download GridinSoft Anti-Malware by clicking the button below:
Run the setup file.
When setup file has finished downloading, double-click on the install-antimalware-fix.exe file to install GridinSoft Anti-Malware on your system.
An User Account Control asking you about to allow GridinSoft Anti-Malware to make changes to your device. So, you should click “Yes” to continue with the installation.
Press “Install” button.
Once installed, Anti-Malware will automatically run.
Wait for the Anti-Malware scan to complete.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware will automatically start scanning your system for ChernoLocker infections and other malicious programs. This process can take a 20-30 minutes, so I suggest you periodically check on the status of the scan process.
Click on “Clean Now”.
When the scan has finished, you will see the list of infections that GridinSoft Anti-Malware has detected. To remove them click on the “Clean Now” button in right corner.
How to decrypt ChernoLocker files
You can download free decryption tool here: Decryptor for ChernoLocker Files.
Download and run decryption tool.
Make sure to launch the decryption utility as an administrator. You need to agree with the license terms that will come up. For this purpose, click on the “Yes” button:
As soon as you accept the license terms, the main decryptor user interface comes up:
User Review( votes)
- About AES algorithm: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard
- Researcher Twitter: https://twitter.com/siri_urz
- GridinSoft Anti-Malware Review from HowToFix site: https://howtofix.guide/gridinsoft-anti-malware/
- More information about GridinSoft products: https://gridinsoft.com/products/