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Files encrypted by CryptoLocker

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#1 seajak


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Posted 01 October 2015 - 08:02 PM

I did a stupid thing this morning and clicked on a link in an email without checking it thoroughly.  As a result all my files have been encrypted by a virus calling itself CryptoLocker .  I've read that there are now a number of copycat viruses and I don't know how to check which one I have.  The files show no extensions other than the word 'encrypted'.  I really hope there is some way of retrieving the files especially  from a USB which was attached at the time and contains a huge amount of my daughters work.


Thanks for your help,


Edited by hamluis, 02 October 2015 - 10:07 AM.
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#2 seajak

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Posted 01 October 2015 - 09:13 PM

I've run ID Tool.  This is the report:


|  Possible TorrentLocker Flag , C:\Users\Clay\Pictures\caitlin k.jpg.encrypted



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Posted 02 October 2015 - 02:27 PM

Any files that are encrypted with TorrentLocker will have the .encrypted extension appended to the end of the filename. When the encryption process is done, all of your computer drive letters will display a window that contains the ransom note and instructions on how to get your files back.

A repository of all current knowledge regarding TorrentLocker is provided by Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), in this topic: TorrentLocker (fake CryptoLocker) Ransomware Information Guide and FAQ

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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