The Lockerxxs Ransomware is a poorly crafted but still threatening piece of malware. It has the purpose of encrypting files that may contain valuable data – documents, images, archives, videos and others. When it locks a file, it adds the extension '.lockerxxs' to its name, therefore making it distinguishable from unharmed files. After these tasks are accomplished, the Lockerxxs Ransomware may proceed to drop the document 'HOW TO DECRYPT FILES.txt' as well as to spawn a fake Windows alert, which contains a message from the attackers.
The criminal's message says that the victim's files are not damaged beyond repair, and they can be restored. However, the offer of the hackers is not acceptable – they ask top receive a payment of $1,500 via Bitcoin and ask the victim to send them a message at email@example.com for additional information. Last but not least, the criminals give their victims 48 hours to comply with this request – they threaten to wipe out the files permanently if the payment is not sent on time.
It is not a good idea to accept the offer of the criminals, because they may collect the money without providing you with anything in return. If the Lockerxxs Ransomware has damaged your files, then you should immediately run an anti-malware scanner to eliminate the threatening software. Since this ransomware is based on the Xorist Ransomware family, you may be able to use the free 'Xorist Decryptor' to try and restore your files.
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