SurveyLocker Ransomware

SurveyLocker Ransomware Description

The SurveyLocker Ransomware is a screen locker that is being used to extort money from computer users. The SurveyLocker Ransomware can be a major inconvenience since it will make it difficult to use the affected computer. PC security analysts recommend the removal of the SurveyLocker Ransomware from an infected computer.

The SurveyLocker Ransomware Asks Victims to Answer a Survey

The SurveyLocker Ransomware prevents computer users from accessing their desktops after they log into Windows. The SurveyLocker Ransomware is a screen locker that disables keyboard shortcuts and utilities such as the Task Manager or the Command Prompt, which may be used to bypass the SurveyLocker Ransomware infection and regain access to the infected computer. The SurveyLocker Ransomware may be distributed through spam emails, as well as unsafe advertisements or Web browser extensions.

Most ransomware Trojans demand payment of a ransom to be made in BitCoins. In the case of the SurveyLocker Ransomware, this threat demands that the victim completes an online survey. The SurveyLocker Ransomware uses an offensive message, which tries to coerce victims into filling out a survey to bypass the SurveyLocker Ransomware message, claiming that the only other alternative is to call a technician and pay a substantial fee to bypass the SurveyLocker Ransomware message. In fact, it is not complicated to bypass the SurveyLocker Ransomware during start-up by simply using Safe Mode or some other alternate boot mode. A reliable security application can remove the SurveyLocker Ransomware completely. It is also not difficult to remove the SurveyLocker Ransomware manually, despite the SurveyLocker Ransomware's claims in its ransom note.

Unlike other threats known as ransomware, the SurveyLocker Ransomware is not designed to encrypt the victims' data or carry out these complicated attacks. Rather, the SurveyLocker Ransomware simply prevents computer users from accessing their computers by loading and disabling other features on the affected computer. The direct, offensive ransom note reads as follows:

'LOCKED!
Your computer has been compromised by ME, don't worry all you have to do is complete a survey and enter the code.
If you do not do this then you will have to solve this shit yourself or pay someone else to do so.
Completing these surveys can take less than 2 minutes so you can decide for
yourself if you are going to be a retard and fix this yourself which may take a
while or just complete the damn survey.
Thanks'

How the SurveyLocker Ransomware Attacks a Computer

When the SurveyLocker Ransomware loads its survey window, the victim is faced with several options. The purpose of these surveys is to generate revenue for the people using affiliate marketing operations. The surveys or the survey companies themselves may not be illicit or threatening but simply used by the creators of the SurveyLocker Ransomware to monetize their threat attack.

The SurveyLocker Ransomware gives the victim three options: 'Open Survey,' 'Unlock PC' and 'btnBrowser.' The first option loads a pop-up with a survey on the victim's Web browser. The second option will be unavailable initially but will become available once the victim fills out a couple of surveys. Apparently, this button will remove the SurveyLocker Ransomware Trojan and return access to the victim's computer. The third button is not working yet. PC security analysts suspect that the SurveyLocker Ransomware attack is still under development and new versions of the SurveyLocker Ransomware attack may behave in different ways. Because of this, it will be necessary for computer users to be on the lookout and treat the options with caution. It is not a good idea to respond to the surveys, since they may correspond to a breach of privacy or enable additional attacks possibly.

Malware researchers strongly advise that computer users use a reliable security program to remove the SurveyLocker Ransomware completely. Even if the 'Unlock PC' button is pressed, computer users should ascertain that no threat has been installed by running a full scan of the affected computer with a reliable security application.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

File System Details

SurveyLocker Ransomware creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 file.exe 14,848 51da81a810383526950c24c8156908cf 35

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