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Server 2003 r2

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#1 vandavieboy


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 05:30 AM



my server 2003 r2 has updates running every evening to 2 external HDDs however on friday i believe a virus/malware was installed, All files have been renamed to .lnk.read_to_txt_file.yyto and i cannot open or edit anything and both external HDDs now have these corrupt files in the backups.


Can anyone advise me on how to restore these files to the original format?





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#2 sflatechguy


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Posted 29 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

You've been infected with ransomeware. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/647989/help-with-rwyyto/

If your backups are also infected, then there's probably no way to restore them.


Ask the forum moderator to move this post to the "Am I infected" forum.

#3 Sneakycyber


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:54 PM

To avoid confusion and conflicting advice.  I am having this topic locked while you have  an open thread in the Ransomware forum. 

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#4 NickAu


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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:58 PM

Topic closed as requested.

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