Cryptolocker Removal & Prevention | St. Albans, VT

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We're Your Local Cryptolocker Removal & Prevention Experts

DominionTech is your go-to company for Cryptolocker removal and Cryptolocker prevention services in the St. Albans, VT area. Contact us today if you are in need of Cryptolocker removal & prevention support. We'll get you up and running again fast, without having to pay the ransom.

What is Cryptolocker?

Cryptolocker is a form of ransom malware, or ransomware, spread by cybercriminals. Computers that are infected with this virus are locked out of accessing certain files unless the user pays a ransom.

Cryptolocker most often occurs as a result of an intentional cyberattack in which malware is spread as a Trojan to a victim's computer via a phishing scheme or suspicious URL link. The Cryptolocker then encrypts the user's files behind the scenes. An infected computer will be "locked out" or unable to access these critical files. Typically, there is a pop-up window with a countdown timer, intended as a scare tactic to convince the user to send a payment or else the encrypted files will never be accessible again. The Cryptolocker may also slow down performance of all programs on the infected computer.

The malware is embedded in an email attachment.

Once downloaded and ran, it encrypts your files.

You'll be given a deadline notice.

To decrypt files, you are required to pay.

When the notice expires, the ransom doubles.

Cryptolocker Removal

Paying the ransom to the attacker can remove the virus, but is not recommended. In fact, the FBI even actively discourages victims of ransomware attacks from paying the ransom.

DominionTech's Cryptolocker removal tools and software can help scan for all kinds of ransomware as well as remove the malicious software. We'll also ensure you have appropriate firewall and network security solutions in place. Using an effective software solution that can proactively monitor for potential malware attacks and remove ransomware is the best way to defend against Cryptolocker and other malware infections.

Cryptolocker Prevention

Additionally, our Cryptolocker prevention services are available to strengthen your computer network's security against ransomware attacks. Preventing your computers from being infected in the first place is a much easier cybersecurity strategy than trying to remove malware from an infected computer.

DominionTech can help defend your company against Cryptolocker and other ransomware attacks. Our team of experienced IT professionals offers years of experience and advice to develop a comprehensive cybersecurity plan. Contact us today to learn more about our Cryptolocker prevention and removal services.


Call DominionTech Computer Services today and let us talk about protecting your digital assets.

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Prevention is better than cure:

  • Backup Data
    It's important to keep a duplicate of your data ready when needed. Back up all files on external drives or the cloud.
  • Reliable Apps
    Only install apps from legitimate software companies. Paying for the license is much cheaper than paying the ransom.
  • Keep System Up-to-Date
    Cyber hackers look for known weaknesses and loopholes in a system. Thus, keeping system software up-to-date ensures better security against existing and emerging cyber threats.
  • Avoid Suspicious Links & Attachments
    Phishing is the most effective lure in the Internet world. Use reliable anti-malware software to block or scan unknown links & attachments before opening or sending to others.

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