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Cryptolocker and how can a user get reinfected

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#1 compuease


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Posted 17 November 2013 - 08:39 PM

Any other way other than by clicking the link? ie if a user clicks on an already encrypted word file or jpg after wiping the machine clean can they re-infect themselves or is there no danger?

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Posted 17 November 2013 - 09:02 PM

Here is the Bleeping Computer information guide on Cryptolocker.

CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ



Use the CryptoPrevent tool the guide talks about and you won't get hit. 

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Posted 18 November 2013 - 09:19 AM

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: Cryptolocker Hijack program.

Since this infection is so widespread, rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any questions or comments in that thread.

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