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CryptoDefense malware


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#1 Alinman

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 01:17 PM

How do I remove the malware CryptoDefense from my HP Presario CQ50 laptop? Thanks!
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Posted 24 April 2014 - 08:16 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 decrypt/recover your files.

More information in this article: CryptoDefense: The story of insecure ransomware keys and self-serving bloggers

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.

If you only need removal instructions, refer to Post #130 by decrypterfixer.

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