Hi. First time I've posted.
My Dell Inspiron laptop was hit with an encryption (ransomware?) infection sometime last weekend (11/8-11/9). I didn't know what was happening -- I'm not the tech-iest guy in the world -- but then I started getting all of these Internet Explorer popups advertising Cryptowall 2.0 and saying "this is the only way you can disinfect your computer," etc. I ignored this and tried to keep working b/c I didn't know what was happening and had never heard of this type of infection... then the infection made it so I was unable to open Outlook (email/Calendar/Contacts). I followed my antivirus software's (Kaspersky) instructions and tried to restore the computer to an earlier point in time. After I did so, all of my Outlook email/Calendar/Contacts had disappeared.