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CryptoWall - Do you need to have a working PC to Decrypt


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#1 brentp

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 04:07 AM

Hi all.

 

I have been looking at a friends computer who has CrytpoWall and after trying what I can,  its come down to, is it worth paying to get back all of the family photos.

 

Now normally you would pay your bitcoins and run the decrypt program.

But if the computer was damaged by cryptowall and no longer boots can the decrypt program work on another computer or does it read the registry of the infected computer to decrypt?

 

Thanks

 

 



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:07 PM


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

Reading that Guide will help you understand what CryptoDefense does and provide information for how to deal with it and possibly decrypt/recover your files. At this time there is no fix tool for CryptoWall.

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: CryptoWall - new variant of CryptoDefense. 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.

Note: Although this infection has numerous similarities to CryptoLocker or CryptorBit, there is no evidence that they are related other than that they do the same thing.

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