Just today, my laptop was infected with Cryptolocker (looks like this). I don't know what I did or downloaded for this virus to just appear. I searched everywhere on how to recover my files but I found nothing I can use. My laptop's OS is still Windows XP so a few recovery apps are not useful. How do I recover my files without having to pay for the ransom? I desperately need help cause my thesis all my data are in here and it's due in two weeks. I tried uploading an encrytped file here https://www.decryptcryptolocker.com but it says the file is apparently not encrypted.
I have also heard about cryptoplocker being dead anymore and the ones appearing now are copycats so yeah. Please help.
Edited by hamluis, 06 April 2015 - 09:13 AM.
Moved from AII to General Security - Hamluis.