Hi everyone, my Windows 7 PC has come down with CryptoLocker (posting this on an uninfected laptop), and when I try to use advanced boot options I don't have a Last Known Good configuration. I think this means that I can't use System Restore to fix the problem, and that therefore I have to resign myself to losing my files and re-installing Windows.
My questions are as follows:
1) Do I need Admin privileges to reinstall Windows? The Microsoft online help says you do for System Restore but doesn't say either way for re-installing. I'm asking as I'd prefer to resolve this myself without having to ask for an Admin password.
2) Will CryptoLocker have encrypted all the files I need to re-install Windows using Advanced recovery methods, or can I get anyway without using a boot disc?
Thanks in advance for all of your help,
Edited by hamluis, 09 May 2015 - 11:11 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Gen Security - Hamluis.