Hello everybody! I have a friend whose laptop was infected by Cryptowall 3.0. The laptop is fairly old but it's still very usable for the usual work. I already told my friend that there's still no decrypter as to date that could decrypt the files that were affected by Cryptowall 3.0.
Basically I want to backup some unaffected files on the laptop and I plan to remove its hard drive and plug it on my PC and perform the necessary things.
Here are my questions:
- Will my PC be infected too with the Cryptowall 3.0 virus given that I'll be pluglling the hard drive on my PC?
- Will the encrypted files still carry the virus if I will also backup them?
- Is there a way to determine which files are encrypted considering that I'll be using the laptop's drive as secondary drive on my PC? (Or does running ListCwall program on the affected laptop the only way to determine the files that are currently affected?)
I would really appreciate your help in dealing with this situation. I have had perform several malware removal before but this is my first time to encounter Cryptowall.