I hope I am posting this in the right section. I know I got the virus in my windows 7 laptop. I think I got it by clicked on a Java update.
I think I have removed the Cryptowall virus, but my files our still encrypted. I have found good info on the different types of crypto viruses at wintips.org.
I have no shawdow copys and nothing comes up with the ShadowExplorer program.
I am an idiot, I tried deleting the virus and all the files (before I really even knew fully what this virus was about), DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.txt, DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.html, and DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.url
I never even saw the website to pay these guys, Now I wish I could just try to pay them but don't have a personal web link to get to there website b/c I deleted the files.
I put all my encrypted documents on a external hard drive, hoping I can decrypt them in the future. Right now is there nothing I can do? I don't know what Im going to do with out my files, this is devastating.
There is no know decryptor for Cryptowall yet, correct? how can I be notified when someone does come up with a decryptor?