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Files encrypted but both regular and encrypted files remain.


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#1 Toast77

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Posted 22 September 2014 - 10:08 AM

I know I have been hit by CryptoWall. I do however seem to see something that I have heard shouldn't be the case. I am hoping that this is a good sign. I have files that are duplicated but it seems that the original file is still there. ex.

 

Kidz Club.jpg   

 

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Kidz Club.jpg.5aa

 

Problem remains the same both files are encrypted. Didn't know If this has been reflected in other forums and is something that is recoverable.

 

A response would be appreciated

 

Thanks for all you guys do.


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Posted 22 September 2014 - 01:45 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.

...from the above topic.

CryptoWall victims,

If you are thinking about paying the ransom, have decided to pay, or want to help test a few things for me, Please email me at Decryptorbit@outlook.com or PM me first.

There may be other options for you, or can receive assistance with the infection.

Nathan (DecrypterFixer), Security Colleague Post #273

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