CryptoLocker ransomware – details and prevention

CryptoLocker is a new sophisticated malware that was launched in the late 2013. It is designed to attack Windows operating system by encrypting all the files from the system using a RSA-2048 public key.

To decrypt the mentioned files, the user has to pay a ransom (usually 300 USD/EUR) or 2 BitCoins.      


Bitdefender software detects and blocks Cryptolocker from installing, so Bitdefender customers are protected.

For a thorough analysis of this malware please check our article from the Bitdefender Labs page:

Users can always keep their files safe with Bitdefender Safebox, our online backup system:

Bitdefender Total Security includes 2 GB free space on our servers.

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