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Are my files corrupted or just encrypted?

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#1 Rubikmaster


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 11:39 AM

I used ID Ransomware and it identified as Pclock(updated). I managed to clear the virus and all the files extensions have not changed.

I have some files that are corrupted and can't be opened and some files that are corrupted, can be opened but display gibberish weird language like this:


>®<¡rŒ¥þ i蓾be—Iß$Q°sKMk÷>_ÀW°´Ø>Õ×z¦x(



Is it possible to repair the corrupted files?

Or are they just permanently corrupted and irreparable?

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#2 Demonslay335


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Posted 01 December 2016 - 12:46 PM

ID Ransomware gave you a link to more information. PClock does not change the extension, but completely encrypts the files. There is no way to decrypt the data. You can only restore from backups or pay the ransom.




P.S. Actually, ID Ransomware may have gave you a link to a tweet about Matrix ransomware if that is why you are confused. That has been fixed.

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Posted 01 December 2016 - 02:30 PM

I also replied to you earlier in this topic

There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.Rather than have everyone with individual topics, it would be best (and more manageable for staff) if you posted any more questions, comments or requests for assistance in the above support topic discussion. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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