This is a new variant of the Ukash virus, other topics can be found on pchelpforum.com here
This new variant apparently encrypts files with a Random encryption key per file so its impossible to recover lost files. I so hope this is not true! I'm hoping someone @ bleeping can fix this hence my post.
I am a PC Repair guy from the North East of the UK and this virus is becoming more and more frequent and users are destroyed that there files are lost, CV's, tax returns, the lot.. Gone.. Not good!
You can spot the encryption if you open a file with a text editor. At the start of the text you can see CR_M0x04i?. In all your encrypted files.
I really hope someone can make a tool to fix this. This is a nasty one.
I have attached 3 different encrypted jpegs here
if anyone wants to take a look at the encryption. As far as I'm aware it's only common files that are encrypted, office documents, picture documents etc. Exe's seem O.k
Edited by BoroRob, 28 January 2013 - 04:52 PM.