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Cryptowall 3.0 has weaseled its way into my beautiful computer, help


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#1 ace7996

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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:30 AM

I was browsing the internet and all of a sudden i got redirected to a website that basically says i'm boned, all of the research i have done about this is showing me that it is apparently ransom ware, may i please have some help saving my precious computer?



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 04:31 AM


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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