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Crypto trojan ?

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#1 Overseas12


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Posted 18 June 2016 - 08:41 PM


I m turning to this forum for my desperate friend is experiencing a problem concerning a crypto trojan and, since it s nighttime in our region at the moment I am turning to this forum. Please note that English isn't my mothertongue either, but I ll be doing my best to explain what happened, hoping to be able to help him.

His PC is running windows7, and he had installed an anti ransom software , called malware byte, primarily, which detected an active crypto trojan and supposedly put it under quarantine, which was empty when he checked. He then shut down his PC and took the drives out. When connecting his system drive via USB, he couldn't detect any encryption on it.

The second drive which was used to store files did respond upon being connected, however none of the files were recognizable anymore.

Is there anyone here who has experience with this type of crypto trojan?

Is there anything he can do to get access to this drive or to view any of the encrypted files?

Is it typical for crypto trojans to first attack drives containing documents rather than the system drive or to typically encrypt other drives before doing the same to the C drive?

Or could the second drive acting like this simply be the usb shell s fault?

Is it possible to check whether or not the C drive has been infected despite everything looking normal? Could it just have been malware byte overreacting?

The software that detected the trojan is called : Malware byte anti ransom software , does anyone know if this software produces loggfiles and if so, where they can be found?

Thank you so much in advance, I m bad with technical things like this and couldn't be much help to him other than asking here.

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 05:09 AM

More information is needed to determine what infection you are dealing with since there are many variants of crypto malware ransomware.

Are there any obvious file extensions appended to the files?

Did you find any ransom notes? These infections are created to alert victims that their data has been encrypted and demand a ransom payment. They typically are found in every directory where data was encrypted. Check your documents folder for an image the malware typically uses for the background note. Check the C:\ProgramData (or C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data) for a randomly named .html, .txt, .png, .bmp, .url file.

You can submit samples of encrypted files and ransom notes to ID Ransomware for assistance with identification and confirmation. If ID Ransomware cannot identify the infection, you can post the case SHA1 it gives you in your next reply for Demonslay335 to manually inspect the files.

Once we have identified/confirmed which particular ransomware you are dealing with, we can direct you to the appropriate discussion topic for further assistance.
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