Zyklon Locker ransomware of the  GNL Locker family. How to remove?

Zyklon Locker ransomware discovered by Katja Hahn is the new malware attack. It is distributed actively and locks victims files towards GNL Locker variant. If victim is not aware of the current situation removing and decrypting files will be more difficult. The act of Zyklon Locker ransomware is similar like any other ransomware. It locks your access from some files and a pop-up ransom massage appears letting you know of what is going on. We can see the common ransom .locked extension and notes creation of: UNLOCK_FILES_INSTRUCTIONS.html and UNLOCK_FILES_INSTRUCTIONS.txt. After all this Zyklon Locker ransomware will demand of an approximately 250 euros. Today most of the ransomware attacks will limit your time of witch you can pay to speed thing up. To put more stress and forcing victims into faster payment, Zyklon Locker ransomware will also threatens users that if payment is not done on time they will never give access back and victims will lose the chance to encrypt locked files or the demand will increase.

GNL Zyklon Locker ransomware

Using AES-512-algorithm, which is very strong leaves user with no choice but to pay what cyber criminals want. Security researchers are always working on decryption tools, so it is a matter of time until this ransomware will be cracked. Due to its undetectable and background performance user can’t really spot the existenz of the ransom untime the pop-up message. Be aware of poor pc performance and if so you have to scan your computer with any anti-malware program. Distributing such an attack is an easy job if user is not protected. The methods are well known: spam e-mails, malicious web links and downloads, social media spam, fake Java or Flash Updates and trojan horse.

Now that you have been infected you have a few options:

Many suggest that you simply pay and hope that you will get all off your data back. However in this case you risk losing money and still being stuck with crypted files. We do not recommend this way simply because you will support the work of hackers and the more money thay get the stronger they will become.

The best option for you is if you have a backup, wipe your hard drive and perform system restore.

Use any type of anti malware software to remove Zyklon Locker ransomware.

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

Decrypt Zyklon Locker ransomware ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.

  • Name – Zyklon
  • Type Spamming – Malware, Ransomware, Trojan Horse
  • Danger Level – High
  • Brief Description – Encrypt files and demand ransom.
  • Symptoms – Poor pc performance or freezing, ransom massages.
  • Method – Via Trojan Horse or spam email.

How to remove “Zyklon Locker ransomware”

Short guide:

  1. Login as administrator.
  2. Go to control panel and uninstall any suspicious software.
  3. Use any type of anti malware software to remove Zyklon.
  4. Decrypt Zyklon files.
  5. Delete all temporary files from disk cleanup.
  6. Restart your computer.

Note: Removing Zyklon Locker ransomware manually could be very risky and unpredictable!

Step by step how to remove “Zyklon Locker ransomware”

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.