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TorrentLocker got me. Reformat & reinstall Windows 10?

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#1 njgiant


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:46 AM

I've been infected with Windows 10 and I am pretty sure I would just like to accept my losses and move on.  I was going to reformat the drive and reinstall Windows 10.  Should I save anything in case there is a solution in the future to recover these files? If so, what should I save?


Thanks.  Steven


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:19 AM

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

The best solution for dealing with encrypted data is to restore from backups. If that is not a viable option, 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.

However, you may want to read this BC News article: Dr.Web quietly decrypting TorrentLocker for paid customers or distributors.

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