The Xlockr Ransomware is an encryption ransomware Trojan first observed in late July 2018. The Xlockr Ransomware carries out a typical version of this attack, taking the victims' files hostage and demanding a ransom payment to restore access to the victim's files. These threats are becoming more common increasingly, and it is important for computer users to ensure that their data is safe from the Xlockr Ransomware and similar threats.
How the Xlockr Ransomware Carries Out Its Attack
The Xlockr Ransomware uses a strong encryption algorithm to make the victim's files inaccessible by its attack. The Xlockr Ransomware then demands a ransom payment in exchange for the decryption key needed to restore access to the affected files. The Xlockr Ransomware targets the user-generated files, which may include files with the following file extensions:
.ebd, .jbc, .pst, .ost, .tib, .tbk, .bak, .bac, .abk, .as4, .asd, .ashbak, .backup, .bck, .bdb, .bk1, .bkc, .bkf, .bkp, .boe, .bpa, .bpd, .bup, .cmb, .fbf, .fbw, .fh, .ful, .gho, .ipd, .nb7, .nba, .nbd, .nbf, .nbi, .nbu, .nco, .oeb, .old, .qic, .sn1, .sn2, .sna, .spi, .stg, .uci, .win, .xbk, .iso, .htm, .html, .mht, .p7, .p7c, .pem, .sgn, .sec, .cer, .csr, .djvu, .der, .stl, .crt, .p7b, .pfx, .fb, .fb2, .tif, .tiff, .pdf, .doc, .docx, .docm, .rtf, .xls, .xlsx, .xlsm, .ppt, .pptx, .ppsx, .txt, .cdr, .jpe, .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .jiff, .jpf, .ply, .pov, .raw, .cf, .cfn, .tbn, .xcf, .xof, .key, .eml, .tbb, .dwf, .egg, .fc2, .fcz, .fg, .fp3, .pab, .oab, .psd, .psb, .pcx, .dwg, .dws, .dxe, .zip, .zipx, .7z, .rar, .rev, .afp, .bfa, .bpk, .bsk, .enc, .rzk, .rzx, .sef, .shy, .snk, .accdb, .ldf, .accdc, .adp, .dbc, .dbx, .dbf, .dbt, .dxl, .edb, .eql, .mdb, .mxl, .mdf, .sql, .sqlite, .sqlite3, .sqlitedb, .kdb, .kdbx, .1cd, .dt, .erf, .lgp, .md, .epf, .efb, .eis, .efn, .emd, .emr, .end, .eog, .erb, .ebn, .ebb, .prefab, .jif, .wor, .csv, .msg, .msf, .kwm, .pwm, .ai, .eps, .abd, .repx, .oxps, .dot.
Threats like the Xlockr Ransomware are installed onto the victim's computer via corrupted email attachments, unsafe file downloads, or by taking advantage of vulnerabilities on the victim's computer. After encrypting the victim's files, the following ransom note is displayed onto the victim's computer:
'Sorry! Your files have been encrypted!
What Happened to My Computer?
Your important files are encrypted.
Many of your documents, photos, videos, databases and other files are no longer accessible because they have been encrypted. Maybe you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, but do not waste your time. Nobody can recover your files without our decryption service.
Can I Recover My Files?
Sure. We guarantee that you can recover all your files safely and easily. But you have not so enough time.
If you want to decrypt all your files, you need to pay.
You only have 3 days to submit the payment. It will be increase $1 every minute.
Payment will be raised!
If you don't pay
Your files will be lost!
Send $100 worth of bitcoin to this address:
[ ] [Copy]
[Check Payment & Decrypt Files]'
PC security researchers advise computer users to pass over the instructions in the Xlockr Ransomware's ransom note.
Protecting Your Data from Threats Like the Xlockr Ransomware
The best protection against threats like the Xlockr Ransomware is to have file backups stored on the cloud or on a memory device, which should be stored offline. Apart from file backups, computer users need to use a security program to prevent threats like the Xlockr Ransomware from being installed in the first place. It is also important to know about the typical delivery methods used by threats like the Xlockr Ransomware to take the precautions necessary to prevent these attacks, such as learning how to handle spam email messages safely and avoiding potentially unsafe online content.