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#1 jmw79


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Posted 10 December 2014 - 03:29 PM

Sorry I'm a new member so this may have been asked before.  I am hoping someone might be able to assist me.


Earlier this year my computer was hit by a virus that claimed to by "Cryptolocker".  I say claimed because a lot of the threads I have been reading say there are copycats out there.


I had no idea it had been hit until I turned my computer on one morning to a big red page with a message on it advising that I had been hit with "Cryptolocker".  Everytime I turned my computer on the message would reappear.  At the time totally devastated and looking into different webpages it appeared I had lost all the photos of my children as babies forever.  I recently stumbled across an article about being able to decrypt cryptolocker on a webpage but when I have attempted to upload my images it tells me that they are no infected by cryptolocker.  Wondering if anyone might be able to assist me.



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Posted 10 December 2014 - 04:46 PM

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A repository of all current knowledge regarding Cryptolocker is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: CryptoLocker Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

Reading that Guide will help you understand what CryptoLocker Ransomware does and provide information for how to deal with it...including prevention, and possibly recover your files. Please note that the guide was updated 08/06/14 to include free keys by FireEye and Fox-IT designed to unlock systems infected by CryptoLocker.

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: Cryptolocker Hijack Program.

...from the above topic.

I want to make something very clear to any users just now getting to this thread because they were infected by "CryptoLocker"! The real Cryptolocker has been down, and has not returned for awhile now! This means that what ever infection you have, is a new one Fake one! Before EVER considering paying for the ransom you should always make it first priority to ask on the thread first or PM any member to ask for help! Things that will help us identify your infection is Screenshots of any windows, The Ransom Note, and the EXE if you have it..

Nathan (DecrypterFixer), Security Colleague Post #3223
How to tell if you have the real Cryptolocker: Nathan (DecrypterFixer), Post #2759

...You do not have CryptoLocker, that infection has been dead for awhile and you most likely have TorrentLocker, or a copycat of some kind.

Nathan (DecrypterFixer), Security Colleague Post #72

A repository of all current knowledge regarding TorrentLocker is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this tutorial: TorrentLocker (fake CryptoLocker) Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion about a fake CryptoLocker in this topic: TorrentLocker Support and Discussion Thread (CryptoLocker copycat)

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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