ULocker Ransomware Description
Ulocker is a form of police ransomware that attempts to detect the target computer’s country (based on the IP address) and display a region-specific legal alert by the International Police Association. While Ulocker’s pop-ups claim that your PC has been locked down due to criminal activity occurring, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that Ulocker isn’t affiliated with the IPA and doesn’t have any valid reason to lock your computer. To unlock your PC, Ulocker may request a Ukash or Paysafecard payment, although these fines are unnecessary for removing Ulocker, which should always be considered malicious, criminal, fraudulent and a high-level threat to your PC’s safety. Appropriate measures for disabling and deleting Ulocker Trojans are included in the rest of this article.
Ulocker: the Police Ransomware with Unlimited Linguistics Skills
Ulocker is part of the rising surge of ransomware Trojans that have significantly increased development within the past few years. First seen in July of this year on a private forum for carding (an activity associated with credit card fraud), the Ulocker package is sold to criminals who wish to create their own variants of ransomware Trojans, with support included for various languages.
Ulocker appears to have been born in Russia, although Ulocker attacks have been found to target numerous countries, as SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note with this list:
- the Netherlands
After detecting which of these countries your PC is based in, Ulocker locks your computer and launches an alert that includes fake IPA credentials (such as the organization’s logo).
Picking the ‘Lock’ Part of a Ulocker Infection
Besides its basic attacks, Ulocker may also make changes to the Registry that harm your computer’s security – for instance, by disabling your firewall or other critical programs. Given that Ulocker can be a high-level threat to your PC’s safety, Ulocker’s removal should always be accomplished quickly and with a good anti-malware application.
If Ulocker blocks the software that you’d use to remove Ulocker and related PC threats, SpywareRemove.com malware research team encourages you to use a Safe Mode boot or a boot from an external device (USB flash drive, etc) to prevent Ulocker from starting. By default, Ulocker starts with Windows, which makes using your computer as normal while Ulocker is installed highly difficult.
ULocker Ransomware Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with ULocker Ransomware? To safely & quickly detect ULocker Ransomware, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect ULocker Ransomware What happens if ULocker Ransomware does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
Posted: October 3, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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