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I was infected by CryptoLocker


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#1 brenof

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 11:27 PM

Hello, I was infected by CryptoLocker (It's missing 70 hours at the time of this post to pay the ransom) and I just want to know how to remove it from my computer, I won't pay the ransom and I don't care about the files that I'm gonna lost, just want to know how to remove it, thanks

PS: My Operational system is Windows 7


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 10:29 AM

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

You may want to read that FAQ first, before removing the infection.

Malwarebytes detects Cryptolocker as Trojan.Ransom and is able to remove the infection, but it cannot recover the encrypted files. Please refer to Cryptolocker Ransomware: What You Need To Know - Removal Instructions

Some victims of crypto malware infection have reported success recovering data using Windows Previous Versions or Shadow Explorer if system restore was enabled (turned on). However, newer variants have been reported to erase all shadow copies as part of its routine.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 if you posted any further questions or comments in that thread.
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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:18 PM

Thanks, the problem was partly solved



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Posted 11 December 2013 - 08:21 PM

You're welcome.
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