About a year or so ago, I was hit with CryptoWall 3.0. It encrypted a lot of my files and I was only able to remove it thanks to the help of the people on this forum. Now I have been hit with a newer version of an encryption virus. All of my encrypted files now have the extension of ".crypz" and won't open. Luckily, I had most everything backed up that was important, but I am sick to death of getting these viruses! Can someone please help me get rid of this again? I am frightened it is going to encrypt more and more of my stuff as time goes on. I currently have an Avast! and a Malwarebytes scan running, but I don't know what else to do. I'm note sure if the virus is still present or if it has done it's damage and is gone. I thought I was done with this, but I guess it was lying dormant in my PC. Or I caught it from somewhere, though I don't use this computer for much.
Thanks in advance for the help.
I just finished up the Avast and Malwarebytes scans. Malwarebytes found nothing, but Avast found a single High Threat file. However, when I click for it to fix/move to chest/delete, etc. the file, it says "Error: File cannot be located". I don't know if the file deleted itself after Avast found it or what has happened, but I am scared to death it's going to get worse. Can someone please please help me make sure this awful virus is gone, and also help me prevent this from happening again? Thanks so much.