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How to identify which ransomware I have

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#1 schuster99


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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:46 PM

All of the movie, document, and picture files on my wife's Windows 7 PC have an .ecc extension added to them.  I've never seen this before, but I'm assuming that it is some sort of ransomware.  I copied the files from her Windows drive to an external drive and she also has an external usb drive that was infected.  I did not see any ransom messages when starting her PC and can't figure out which (if any) ransomware she has.


She had a backup that was a year or so old, but I wanted to try and recover the rest of the files.  Is there any way to determine which virus she got from the .ecc files themselves?



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 07:06 PM

You are dealing with TeslaCrypt Ransomware. Unlike other ransomware that typically target images, documents, videos, and applications databases, TeslaCrypt also targets over 40 different video game related files. Any files that are encrypted will have the .ecc extension added to the end of the filename.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic: New TeslaCrypt Ransomware sets its scope on video gamers

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