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Decrypting Locky files

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#1 C2W


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Posted 01 June 2016 - 03:33 PM



Definitely need some help. I had the Locky ransomware on my computer. While i have eliminated the virus, decrypting the files are another story. It's been difficult. I have tried several things, namely:

  • Shadow Explorer
  • Recuva

I am using an HP Pavilion Slimline, running Windows  7 Ultimate N. 


Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you. 

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 05:04 PM

There is currently no decryption solution for Locky. Using Shadow Explorer and various data recovery programs is all you can do. You could also try R-Studio, PhotoRec, Easeus Data Recovery. 


If they don't help, you have two options - backup the encrypted files and save them for a possible future solution, or pay the ransom.


You should also monitor the Locky topic for future news and developments.

Edited by cybercynic, 01 June 2016 - 05:11 PM.

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Posted 01 June 2016 - 06:10 PM

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

Unfortunately, there is no known way to decrypt files encrypted by Locky.

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can ask questions and seek further assistance but as noted above there is no solution to fix your encrypted files.When or if a solution is found, that information will be provided in this support topic and you will receive notification if subscribed to it. In addition, a news article most likely will be posted on the BleepingComputer front page.

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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