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Cryptolocker (Torrentlocker?) infection.


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#1 Dgriff07

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 11:00 AM

Hello everyone,

  Thank you for taking time to read my post. I have an older HP computer running windows XP version 2002 service pack 3. I have Norton security suite through my ISP (comcast) on the computer. I first noticed I was repeatidly getting a notifcation from Norton that "Norton blocked an attack by :system infected:Tronjan.cryptolocker.L Activity". The notification just comes about every 2 seconds, the computer moves very slowly. I run a full system scan, which is now taking about 20 hours. I am told Norton finds about 8 problems. Fixes 5 and tells me to install and run "norton power eraser" for removal of the others. I installed and ran power eraser, but when my computer restarts I get the ransom notes and Norton still continues to notify me every 2 seconds it is blocking the trojan.cryptolocker. I also get a notification from Norton that two "Boot.cidox" viruses cannot be removed, And to rescan again. Which only runs me in the same circles. I uninstalled Norton, And installed Malwarebytes at the recommendation of a friend that is in IT and also tried Ad-Aware, Before re installing Norton again. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Again, Thank you for your time.

                                             Dennis.



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Posted 06 April 2015 - 06:45 PM


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

More information in these articles:
* Regional distribution methods for TorrentLocker
* Analysis of ‘TorrentLocker’ – A New Strain of Ransomware Using Components of CryptoLocker and CryptoWall
* Cryptolocker variant Torrentlocker making new victims in NL
* TorrentLocker Ransomware Cracked and Decrypter has been made.

There is also an ongoing discussion in this topic: TorrentLocker Support and Discussion (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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