All, I am new here and searched the forums and did not find the exact problem I am having, so here it goes: A friend was showing me how to stream free movies online and afterwards, I noticed almost all of my folders had a new file in them named "READ TO DECRYPT!!!.html" and the office and pdf documents in those folders would no longer open. I have attached screenshots of the messages I get when trying to open the document. I am running windows xp pro. As you will see from the attached screenshot of the contents of the Read to Decrypt.html file, this is a ransom type situation and of course I have no intention of paying it. I have a backup of my system I made a week or two ago, so worse case I could use that. Please review the attached files and let me know if there is anything I can do to recover from this other than wiping my hard drive and going back to my last backup? I would rather not have to do that since I have done quite a bit of work and updates to files since then. Thank you very much!