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How do I decrypt the files?


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#1 SirDarknight

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:46 AM

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So, this is the situation with my friend's PC. He called me over today to help him solve this. He couldn't specify exactly when or how this ransomware infected his PC.

Now, he did reinstall Windows after the infection(but no change whatsoever). I did some googling and found out that a particular website provided free service of file decryption regarding this ransomware but ''they've stopped the service'' now.

I installed Kaspersky on his PC, did a few scans & things. It caught some Trojans, viruses and successfully disinfected the PC.

But, how can I get those encrypted files back?

 

 



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#2 Demonslay335

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Posted 28 December 2016 - 11:48 AM

It's PClock, there is no way to decrypt. Newer variants fixed the flaws used before to decrypt. You can try Recuva or ShadowExplorer, otherwise you can only restore from backups.

 

See the news article for more information.

 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/old-cryptolocker-copycat-named-pclock-resurfaces-with-new-attacks/


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Posted 28 December 2016 - 12:21 PM

There are ongoing discussions in these topic where you can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.When or if a solution is found, that information will be provided in the above support topic and you will receive notification if subscribed to it. In addition, a news article most likely will be posted on the BleepingComputer front page.

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...it includes experiences by experts, a variety of IT consultants, end users and company reps who have been affected by ransomware infections. To avoid unnecessary confusion, this topic is closed.

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