CryptoLockerEU Ransomware Virus (Removal Steps and Protection Updates)

CryptoLockerEU is a new malware threat created by unknown computer criminals which appears to be a strain of the popular Cryptolocker malware family. To learn more about it, including how to remove existing infections and protect your computer from such malware continue reading our in-depth removal guide.


File Extensions
send 0.3 BTC crypt

0.3 Bitcoins

Solution #1
You can skip all steps and remove CryptoLockerEU with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Solution #2
CryptoLockerEU ransomware can be removed manually, though it can be very hard for most home users. See the detailed tutorial below.

Spam Email Campaigns, malicious ads & etc.

CryptoLockerEU Ransomware Description

The security analysis of the CryptoLockerEU ransomware is still ongoing. As such there is only limited information about the threat. We can confirm that this is probably a strain of the Cryptolocker ransomware family of computer viruses.

From the initial code overview the malware researchers have stated that it has been created by an inexperienced developer. Upon infection the ransomware follows a predefined pattern of placing files in the %User’s Profile% and the AppData locations. They may be of some of the following file types – .dat, .html, .exe, .lnk, .bmp, .txt.

The CryptoLockerEU ransomware binary file may have a randomly-generated name. Depending on the infection route and individual strain the virus may have created its own registry entries:


The encryption module targets specific target file types. We assume that the predefined list of extensions is the same one that is used in previous generations of CryptoLocker. It contains the following targets extensions:

7z .rar .m4a .wma .avi .wmv .csv .d3dbsp .sc2save .sie .sum .ibank .t13 .t12 .qdf .gdb .tax .pkpass .bc6 .bc7 .bkp .qic .bkf .sidn .sidd .mddata .itl .itdb .icxs .hvpl .hplg .hkdb .mdbackup .syncdb .gho .cas .svg .map .wmo .itm .sb .fos .mcgame .vdf .ztmp .sis .sid .ncf .menu .layout .dmp .blob .esm .001 .vtf .dazip .fpk .mlx .kf .iwd .vpk .tor .psk .rim .w3x .fsh .ntl .arch00 .lvl .snx .cfr .ff .vpp_pc .lrf .m2 .mcmeta .vfs0 .mpqge .kdb .db0 .DayZProfile .rofl .hkx .bar .upk .das .iwi .litemod .asset .forge .ltx .bsa .apk .re4 .sav .lbf .slm .bik .epk .rgss3a .pak .big .unity3d .wotreplay .xxx .desc .py .m3u .flv .js .css .rb .png .jpeg .txt .p7c .p7b .p12 .pfx .pem .crt .cer .der .x3f .srw .pef .ptx .r3d .rw2 .rwl .raw .raf .orf .nrw .mrwref .mef .erf .kdc .dcr .cr2 .crw .bay .sr2 .srf .arw .3fr .dng .jpe .jpg .cdr .indd .ai .eps .pdf .pdd .psd .dbfv .mdf .wb2 .rtf .wpd .dxg .xf .dwg .pst .accdb .mdb .pptm .pptx .ppt .xlk .xlsb .xlsm .xlsx .xls .wps .docm .docx .doc .odb .odc .odm .odp .ods .odt

The affected encrypted data is renamed using the .send 0.3 BTC crypt.

A ransom note written in Russian with the file name Decrypt Files”.txt is crafted. Its contents is written in English and is the following:

CryptoLockerEU 2016 rusia
Your important liles encryption produced on this computer:photos,videos,document,etc.
Encryption was produced using a RSA-2045bit !!
To Obtime the private key for this computer, which will automatically
decrypt files, you have to send 0.3 BTC to bitcoin adres 14bPTE6DVpx8Vrzk1wt3M8XsJ5YU3ebzKo
You will receive your private key + software within 2 hours.
You have just 7 days before the private key (password) is deleted
– transfer 0.3 BTC 14bPTE6DVpx8Vrzk1wt3M8XsJ5YU3ebzKo
– on add email
– we send password + software decrypt (now)
– Messengers verification emal – Payments email (bitcoin)
Send : virus id+Bitcoin payment (verification)
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CryptoLockerEU Ransomware Distribution

The CryptoLockerEU ransomware strain is distributed mainly via spam email messages. In many of the cases social engineering tricks have been used to trick the targets into downloading malware.

Other ways of getting infected include exploit kit attacks, browser hijackers and other hacke means.

CryptoLockerEU Ransomware Removal

For a faster solution, you can run a scan with an advanced malware removal tool and delete CryptoLockerEU completely with a few mouse clicks.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network
This will isolate all files and objects created by the ransomware so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R


    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Show Hidden Files

    1) Open My Computer/This PC
    2) Windows 7

      – Click on “Organize” button
      – Select “Folder and search options
      – Select the “View” tab
      – Go under “Hidden files and folders” and mark “Show hidden files and folders” option

    3) Windows 8/ 10

      – Open “View” tab
      – Mark “Hidden items” option


    4) Click “Apply” and then “OK” button

STEP III: Enter Windows Task Manager and Stop Malicious Processes

    1) Hit the following key combination: CTRL+SHIFT+ESC
    2) Get over to “Processes
    3) When you find suspicious process right click on it and select “Open File Location
    4) Go back to Task Manager and end the malicious process. Right click on it again and choose “End Process
    5) Next you should go folder where the malicious file is located and delete it

STEP IV: Remove Completely CryptoLockerEU Ransomware Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of CryptoLockerEU requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete CryptoLockerEU ransomware with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Recover Encrypted Files

    1) Use present backups
    2) Restore your personal files using File History

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Type “restore your files” in the search box
      – Select “Restore your files with File History
      – Choose a folder or type the name of the file in the search bar


      – Hit the “Restore” button

    3) Using System Restore Point

      – Hit WIN Key
      – Select “Open System Restore” and follow the steps


STEP VII: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

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Author : Martin Beltov

Martin graduated with a degree in Publishing from Sofia University. As a cyber security enthusiast he enjoys writing about the latest threats and mechanisms of intrusion.

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