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Infamous Cryptowall 3.0 malware


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:29 AM

I have Spyhunter installed and have followed their forum advice with their  and recommended internet sites to no avail.I have re-booted etc several times and have tried to reset the computer to an earlier date than 29/1/15 when the virus took effect. My F8  and esc keys are in danger of wearing out i have used them so many times.

Please help.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:50 AM

Moved to Am I Infected for a look.

 

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:48 PM

A repository of all current knowledge regarding CryptoWall, CryptoWall 2.0 & CryptoWall 3.0 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 via System Restore or using a program like Shadow Explorer...but it never hurts to try. At this time there is no fix tool and no way to retrieve the private key that can be used to decrypt your files without paying the ransom.

There is also a lengthy ongoing discussion in this topic: CryptoWall - new variant of CryptoDefense Support & Discussion Topic.

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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