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Suddenly got Word files with garbage text


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#1 razor7

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 08:11 AM

Hi!, Visitting my cousing on my holidays she asked me to check out his Word documents because they displayed all as garbage text, si after I opened one of them I thought that maybe she got attacked by ransomware. I executed ADW cleaner and Malwarebytes and didn't found anything strange. Word files didn't change his extension, just the contents.

 

How can I send you guys a bunch of the broken Word files for you to check it out?

 

I'm currently back from my holidays so I can't  access my cousing's PC.

 

Thanks in advise!

 

PS: I'm here because IDRansomware didn't determine which ransomware broke my files...


Edited by razor7, 31 January 2017 - 08:36 AM.


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#2 Demonslay335

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Posted 31 January 2017 - 09:17 AM

If ID Ransomware could not identify the file, then we will need a ransom note to identify it. There are a few ransomware that do not change the filename (or add a known file pattern that ID Ransomware would have picked up on), and it is hard to be 100% sure without the ransom note or the malware. Most victims lately with this situation end up being hit by PClock, so I would advise looking at this article and seeing if the screenshots or email addresses look familiar.

 

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


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