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R-Studio and Cryptowall 2.0?

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#1 BlackHawk1


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Posted 12 November 2014 - 07:49 PM

Hi. A friend of mine got nailed with Cryptowall 2.0. Shadows copy is not effective in dealing with it, previous version restore is not effective, and Kaspersky decryptors I tried on it also were not effective on it. Is it worth trying something like R-Studio or am I wasting my time? Also I need to be POSITIVE on this... if I take HIS infected hard drive out of HIS compuiter and connect it to an ICY DOCK that's connected to MY computer in order to run R-Studio to attempt to recover his files is there a chance my computer can get infected? I don't want to risk trying this if there's even a remote chance that my compyter would get infected. Help with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Posted 15 November 2014 - 04:15 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. Cryptowall typically deletes all Shadow Volume Copies with vssadmin.exe so that you cannot restore your files form the Shadow Volumes. 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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