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Crypt0L0cker Virus

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#1 MarsBar


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 12:02 AM

This is my first post, so hello everyone:)



 I have just contracted the Crypt0L0cker and it has encrypted  most of my data files. My research has led me to this forum. So I am hoping someone can help me. I noticed Fireye and Fox It are no longer on line.

My system is a Samsung all-in-one running Win 8.1 and Vipre Internet security 2015.

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#2 coneyman


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 04:29 AM

Goodmorning. I also have a PC that has become hostage of the cryptolocker. I removed the hard drive and replaced it untill I can find a fix. I was thinking of buying Norton 360 and trying it. Peace

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Posted 29 September 2015 - 12:02 PM

Information about Crypt0L0cker can be found here: TorrentLocker changes it's name to Crypt0L0cker

Crypt0L0cker typically deletes all Shadow Volume Copies so that you cannot restore your files via System Restore or using a program like Shadow Explorer...but it never hurts to try in case the infection did not do what it was supposed to do since it is not uncommon for these infections to sometimes fail to properly delete Shadow Volume Copies.

At this time there is no fix tool and no known way to decrypt your files. The best solution for dealing with encrypted data is to restore from backups or attempt to use file recovery software such as R-Studio or Photorec to recover some of your original files. The only other alternative is to save your data as is and wait for a possible breakthrough...meaning, what seems like an impossibility at the moment (decryption of your data), there is always hope someday there may be a possible solution so save the encrypted data and wait until that time.

There is also an ongoing discussion in this topic.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 support topic discussion. Doing that will also ensure you receive proper assistance from our crypto malware experts since they may not see this thread. To avoid unnecessary confusion...this topic is closed.

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