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Infected by Cryptolocker and time has expired - What do I do??


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#1 zekif

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:43 AM

Hi,

 

I have a lot of files corrupted. Now, the time to pay the ransom has expired. Is there any way to pay the ransom yet in order to get my files back?

 

I read here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information#decrypt

 

"What to do if your anti-virus software deleted the infection files and you want to pay the ransom!

As many anti-virus programs would delete the CryptoLocker executables after the encryption started, you would be left with encrypted files and no way to decrypt them. Recent versions of CryptoLocker will now set your Windows wallpaper to a message that contains a link to a decryption tool that you can download in case this happens. There are numerous reports that this download will not double-encrypt your files and will allow you to decrypt encrypted files."

 

Does it work also if the time has expired? Should I "infect" my files again in order to decrypt them? Please help me !

 

Thanks

 

Michael


Edited by zekif, 24 October 2013 - 05:38 PM.


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#2 Grinler

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

The malware developer stated on their C&C site that if its expired it wont work. Others have said it would. I have no clear cut answer for you unfortunately.

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 05:39 PM

Did anyone try it?



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Posted 24 October 2013 - 06:11 PM

Yes, people have tried it. I would ask in this topic:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/506924/cryptolocker-hijack-program/




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