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Cryptowall Question


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#1 Acuna Matata

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:53 PM

I have been infected by Cryptowall.  I know its not recoverable at this point.  I unplugged my external drives as soon as I realized what was going on.  If I plug them into another computer will the virus spread? I would like to hope I can recover some of the items on those drives..... 



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#2 noknojon

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 02:59 PM

A repository of all current knowledge regarding CryptoWall & CryptoWall 2.0 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 CryptoWall & CryptoWall 2.0 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.

CryptoWall 2.0 uses its own TOR gateways...see Updated CryptoWall 2.0 ransomware released that makes it harder to recover files.

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.

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