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Dad just got infected by Ransomware today (HELP)

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#1 dadisson00b


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 07:06 AM

Hi All, thanks for your time


My dad got infected by ransomware virus today.


He got an email from AGL (one of the electricity retailers here in Australia)


despite the number of obvious signs it's fake, his lack of computer knowledge and cyber security and I think he's eagerness to get to the bottom of this "strange" overly expensive "bill" got the better of him.


He clicked on the link inside the email


and downloaded something (this part i'm not 100% sure on, only going by what he said.) he tried to open it but it won't open so he tried even harder. 


Then ???


Then all of his files got owned.... now all files end in .enc


and all folders have the ransom txt file note as well as the html.















By hovering over the link it's obvious it's bull@$&*^



here is the txt file ransom note that's left in each folder where files got owned.






here is the html version





my dad's friend installed Kaspersky Total Security and said he removed the virus




1. is there a way to decode the files and get all files back?

2. is the virus really gone?

3. is his computer safe? no key loggers? he can use online banking? does this randsomware only do ransom? or does more?

Any times to tutorials on how to recover the files would be greatly appriciated.

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#2 Demonslay335


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Posted 20 October 2016 - 08:23 AM

As you an see from the ransom notes, it is clearly Crypt0L0cker/TorrentLocker.

TL;DR - contact Dr. Web, they might be able to decrypt the files for a reasonable fee. Nothing free is available, we don't know how they are getting the keys.


The ransomware typically deletes itself when done encrypting. It's best to still scan the system with MalwareBytes, HitmanPro, and the antivirus to be sure.


To my knowledge this one just locks files, unless the particular place he got it from bundles it. Once again, the scans should catch anything.

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Posted 20 October 2016 - 10:46 AM

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