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How to remove Cryptodefense and keep my files


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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:49 PM

Unfortunately my PC has been infected with the Cryptodefense virus and unless I pay 1000 euros, I will lose my files. The files on my PC have great sentimental value to me and losing them is something I don't want to think about! Please help! What can I do to remove the encryption. My PC was infected after 1st April 2014.

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 03:52 PM

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

Reading that Guide will help you understand what CryptoDefense and How_Decrypt Ransomware does and provide information for how to deal with it and possibly recover your data.

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: CryptoDefense - Newest cryptolocker variant. Rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any questions, comments or requests for assistance in that topic discussion.

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