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New computer, immediately got LOCKY

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#1 astridnorris


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Posted 14 May 2016 - 05:21 PM

I had a major run it with LOCKY a few weeks ago and have wiped the hard drives and disabled sync on those 2 machines. 

Today I bought a brand new DELL laptop, Windows10.  Turned it on, registered, checked emails incl usual links from my realtor and a travel agency). I read the news, tried to download Chrome - no luck.  Then I downloaded Irfanview, which I've used for years,looked OK.  Sooooooo!  Can I assume one of those activites infected my new laptop?  I have not moved any files from the old machines to my new one.  I got the warning screen about infected files even tho I don't have any to infect - that I know of!  

Which is the culprit?   Thx, Astrid

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

Please read section :step2: in this topic which explains the most common methods Crypto malware and other forms of ransomware is typically delivered and spread.

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

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can ask questions and seek further assistance.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. 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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