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Cryptolocker encrypted file question

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#1 Hgrazman


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:14 PM

Hi all,
First off apologies if this thread is not in the right area, I looked around and this seemed most appropriate so I hope it is.
I have been infected with cryptolocker which has brought up a list of encrypted files. Most of the ones I have checked I can still access and open. Is this usually the case? Does it only destroy the file once the time limit runs out? I expected them to be completely inaccessible now.
I'm not very clued up (read: at all) and I've searched and searched the internet to find the answer to this but just can't locate it. Thanks!

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 06:57 PM

A repository of all current knowledge regarding Cryptolocker is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

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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