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UserFilesLocker is just one of many ransomware viruses out there. It is a virus that encrypts your files and demands a ransom to decrypt them.

History

This ransomware was first discovered by security researchers in December 2016.

UserFilesLocker is a variant of the Locky virus, which was first discovered in February 2016. Also, it uses the same encryption algorithm as Locky, which is RSA-2048.

How does it spread?

UserFilesLocker is spread through email attachments, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads.

 

It can encrypt all sorts of files, including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, photos, and more. Once your files are encrypted, you’ll see a message from the UserFilesLocker demanding a payment in Bitcoin to decrypt your files. If you don’t pay the ransom, your files will be lost forever.

How much does it cost?

The UserFilesLocker ransom is typically 1 Bitcoin, which is about $9,000. However, the price may vary depending on how much the UserFilesLocker virus has infected.

What was the biggest UserFilesLocker Ransomware attack?

One of the biggest UserFilesLocker attacks was against the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA). The SFMTA was hit with UserFilesLocker ransomware on November 25th, 2016. The attack encrypted 2,000 computers and caused major disruptions to the agency’s transit system.

The SFMTA was forced to pay a ransom of $73,000 in Bitcoin to decrypt their files. But, the SFMTA did not pay the ransom and instead used backups to restore their systems.

How can I avoid paying the ransom?

The best way to avoid paying the UserFilesLocker ransom is to have a good backup system in place. That way, if your files do get encrypted, you can just restore them from your backup and don’t have to pay the ransom. You should also have a good antivirus program that can detect and remove UserFilesLocker ransomware before it encrypts your files.

How do I know if it infected my computer?

There are a few signs that your computer may be infected with UserFilesLocker:

  • You see a message from UserFilesLocker demanding a ransom.
  • Your files have the .locky extension.
  • You can’t open your files.
  • Your computer is running slowly.
  • You see a strange activity in your Task Manager.

What should I do if I’m infected?

If you’re infected with UserFilesLocker, the first thing you should do is disconnect from the internet to prevent the virus from encrypting any more files. Then, run a scan with your antivirus program and delete any infected files. After that, you can restore your files from backup if you have one. If you don’t have a backup, you’ll have to decide whether to pay the UserFilesLocker ransom. Keep in mind that there’s no guarantee that paying the ransom will decrypt your files.

Public decryption tool

There is no public decryption tool for UserFilesLocker at this time.

File recovery software

If you don’t have a backup of your files, you may be able to recover them with file recovery software. Try to use SalvageData data recovery software. This software can often recover files that have been encrypted by UserFilesLocker.

I’m still having trouble. What should I do?

If you’re still having trouble getting rid of UserFilesLocker or decrypting your files, you can ask for help SalvageData data recovery experts.

We may be able to help you recover your files or remove UserFilesLocker from your computer.

Why you should choose SalvageData?

– We offer a free consultation to assess your situation and see if our services can help you.

– We have a 90% success rate in recovering data from UserFilesLocker Ransomware infections.

– Our team of experts has over 20 years of experience in data recovery.

– We offer a no-recovery, no-fee guarantee.

– We have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

How much does it cost?

The price depends on the severity of the UserFilesLocker infection and how much data needs to be recovered. However, SalvageData offers a free consultation to assess your situation and give you a price quote.

 

To learn more about us or to get started with your free consultation, please visit our website or give us a call at +1 (800) 972-3282. We are available 24/7 to help you get your data back.

 

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