Got infected with crypt0locker today, used Malwarebytes to remove it, after 3 scans seems I am now clean, however having issue decrypting my files. Unable to use previous versions or shadow explorer unfortunately, system restore was turned on but disc size was 0 so essentially no previous versions available. YES I know..... saddest moment of my year.
I have been searching for what else might be available, I am desperate to decrypt these files, I cannot stress their importance, and yes unbelievably stupid to not have a backup. It's probably the biggest stupid thing EVER!!
Tried Kaspersky RannohDecryptor
with the suggested public pictures but file size doesn't match, the decrypted file is 1kb bigger for all public pictures in the zip file.
Tried a bigger file and that didn't help either (all encrypted files are slightly bigger than the unencrypted original file)
I don't want to pay the creator of this virus anything as I am sure that just contributes to the spread of the problem and I am doubtful they would send the key anyway.
Can anyone help?? I an hoping some IT geniuses on these forums may offer a glimmer of hope.
Thanks for reading my post and I'd be very grateful for your assistance