As part of our commitment to help our community with our computer repair in Barrie we are pleased to release a free automated CryptoLocker Prevention tool that will help protect your computer against the damaging effects of the CryptoLocker Ransomware virus infection. You will find the download link at the bottom of this post. Back in March I wrote about the introduction of CryptoLocker into Canada. CryptoLocker is a vicious virus that will encrypt all your personal files with military grade encryption and demand a ransom to unlock them. Currently the encryption in the latest version of the CryptoLocker infection can not be cracked by normal means.
After installing this tool you will be presented with an opportunity to automatically check for updates (strongly recommended) and then automatically protect your computer. It will also put shortcuts in your Start Menu under a Northern Protocol Inc folder that will give you the ability to disable protection, test protection, uninstall the program and “whitelist” (mark safe) specific files of your choosing.
What this tool does is automatically creates rules that protect your computer from running rogue programs and virus infections from the folders these types of infections like to run from. Please note that if you are already infected by CryptoLocker this tool will not reverse the effects of the virus infection.
NOTE: This tool is only intended to help protect against Ransomware like CryptoLocker. Although it may protect from other infections that is not it’s purpose. Antivirus software such as Kaspersky, BitDefender or Avast are strongly recommended.
For Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Guaranteed free from viruses, spyware and other not-nice stuff. It will not give us any access to your computer or data, we promise.
You may get the warning from Google Chrome or Internet Explorer that the file is not commonly downloaded and could be dangerous. It is ok to disregard that notice.
How to install
Click the link to download the file to your computer. Before running the installer make sure you have saved all your work and closed any open programs. Navigate to the directory where the file NPincCryptoPrevent.exe was downloaded and double click it to run the installer.
After the installer completes you will be prompted to check for updates and then apply the fix. Click Finish. Any available update will download and install.
You will then be asked if you want to Apply Cryptolocker Protection. Click Yes to apply the fixes.
After the fixes have been applied, click OK to reboot your computer.
How to Remove
To remove our NP inc CryptoLocker Prevention tool, simply click on Uninstall CryptoLocker Protection in the Northern Protocol Inc Start Menu folder.
How to Get Help
As always, at Northern Protocol Inc. we’re here to help. If you need help with this tool or any other computer challenge, contact us at 705.739.2.FIX (349)