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icepaytor - files corrupted - just want to restore them

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#1 Max-a-million


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:38 PM

There are 2 files (png and internet shortcut) in each of my document folders.  I cannot open any of the files in this particular folder and there are several subfolders in it.  I tried to delete the 2 files and it made no difference.  I tried uploading a document to FireEye and it says it isn't infected but I cannot open them.  The virus took my files in the Documents folder and moved it all to another spot.  And I have not clicked on the internet shortcut.  I just want to restore the files and then my computer will be wiped and reloaded by the company I work for......I just need to get the files if at all possible or I am going to lose a lot of hours and have to work weekends for another 6 months.  Please let me know if there is anything I can do.  I'm not as savvy as the rest of you about computers but I am not a beginner.  Here's what one of my files looks like:


My document

PNG file that is titled Help_Decrypt

Shortcut file titled Help_DeCrypt


There is also a text document in one of the files and a file that says KBSERVICE.BOOTUP.RUNNING that I don't remember seeing before.



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Posted 25 April 2015 - 07:23 PM

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You're infected with Cryptowall ransomware.

More info: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptowall-ransomware-information


The infection can be fairly east removed but unless you have some recent backup encrypted files are gone.

Unfortunately at this time there is no way to retrieve the private key that can be used to decrypt your files without paying the ransom on the CryptoWall Decryption Service. Brute forcing the decryption key is not realistic due to the length of time required to break an RSA encryption key. Also any decryption tools that have been released by various companies will not work with this infection. The only methods you have of restoring your files is from a backup, file recovery tools, or if your lucky from Shadow Volume Copies.


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Posted 26 April 2015 - 06:44 AM

There are also lengthy ongoing discussion in these topics:Rather than have everyone start individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any further questions or comments in one of those topic discussions. To avoid unnecessary confusion...this topic is closed.

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