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Affected by ransomware CryptoLocker

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#1 LeeChu


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Posted 12 December 2015 - 10:40 PM


I've been affected by this CryptoLocker ransomware virus and I have successfully removed the virus however all of my data files are encrypted. They have the ".encrypted" extension appended to all of my files. I have used many resources from google to try and use a program to decrypt all of my files however it has not been successful. The worst part about all of this is I don't know what the specific virus was on my system since I've come to realise that Cryptolocker has been long dead and there are many clones circling about. Any help would be appreciated to help me recover my encrypted files. I am running Windows XP SP2, I've tried all of the different data recovery methods but none of them succeded and I haven't done a backup of my system recently. 

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Posted 13 December 2015 - 04:55 AM

Crypt0L0cker is essentially a newer version of TorrentLocker. Any files that are encrypted with Crypt0L0cker (TorrentLocker) will have the .encrypted extension appended to the end of the filename.

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 are ongoing discussions in these topics where you can ask questions and seek further assistance.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 one of those support topic discussions. 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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