For the best defensive strategy
to protect yourself from malware and ransomware (crypto malware) infections, see my comments (Post #2) in this topic...Ransomware avoidance
The original CryptoLocker Ransomware
which first appeared in the beginning of September 2013...does not exist anymore
and hasn't since June 2014. There are many copycat
ransomware variants which pretend to be or use the CryptoLocker name
but those infections are not the same.
In order for anyone to assist you, we need to identify specifically what ransomware infection you are dealing with.
Are there any file extensions appended
to or with your data 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. 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. Most ransomware will also drop a ransom note in every directory/affected folder where data was encrypted.
You can submit samples of encrypted files and ransom notes to ID Ransomware
for assistance with identification and confirmation. This is a service that helps identify what ransomware may have encrypted your files and then attempts to direct you to an appropriate support topic where you can seek further assistance. 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.
You can also submit samples of encrypted files, ransom notes, email or/and website address you see in the RANSOM DEMAND to No More Ransom Crypto Sheriff
for assistance with identification and possible decrypting solutions. If you are provided any information it would be helpful to post it here for Demonslay335 to review.