I hope this is the right topic... I have a couple of questions. I'm new to this website. I tried to read and understand everything what is said previously on this topic but because I don't know a lot about computers, I don't think I understood everything that is already said, I might ask some things that are already answered.
I think my laptop got infected by this virus. All my files are encrypted and marked as MOLE03 file. And some files are marked as HELP INSTRUCTION with an explanation in it how to decrypt it. I'm afraid to do that because first of all, how do I know that I don't get myself in deeper trouble by following that link and those steps? And second, I'm not prepared to pay for it because it's criminal activity and I don't want to support that. Still, it sucks because I didn't make any backups the last 4 months since I'm travelling so all my travel photo's and music are gone (I know it's not the worst thing in the world and that other infected computers probably have way more valuable documents encrypted, but still, if there's a solution to this, I would like to know about it). I think I know exactly when and how my computer got infected so if someone is interested, ask and I will tell. My questions now are:
1. Do I have to remove something from my laptop to prevent new files becoming encrypted as well? (If yes, how do I know what to remove? My anti virus programs didn't detect anything wrong)
2. Can I infect other computers without knowing it?
3. Do I have to delete all the encrypted files? (As in; are the encrypted files dangerous to other (new) files/computers? And is there a slight chance that I can decrypt them in the future?)
Please someone answer my questions because I don't want to do anything that makes it worse and I do like to make new files which don't get encrypted!