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Removal of Torrentlocker (calling itself Crypt0l0cker)


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My grandfather managed to get himself a torrentlocker through the website postdanmark-portal.com.

I managed to get to him and disallow admin rights to the malware application, so it couldn't destroy shadow copy files. Thus I could just use Shadow Explorer to recover all important files (since he hasn't done any backups or anything).

But I'm having some difficulty removing the virus itself. I tried using Malwarebytes free version, but I don't think it found it, because it still launches on startup (I wasn't there to see the finished scan result, so I'm not 100% sure).

I found an article on this exact virus (although in Danish, but you can probably google-translate it):

I'm going to try and find the registry keys for the virus. Especially this, if it's there:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsCurrent\Version\Run *random name*

That will hopefully lead me to the location and name of the executable, so I can remove it.

If this works, do you have any advice on what I should do to remove the rest of the virus, or if it matters? And if it doesn't work, what else can I try?

For anti-virus he has AVG Free on his computer btw.

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I found the program in HKEY_CURRENT_USER instead of HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE but I removed it, and the program it linked to. After rebooting, there was no sign of it, so at least the computer is usable again. I suspect that there's still minor files or regedit leftovers from the malware.

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