CryptoLocker is virus that encrypts your data files (word, powerpoint, pictures, music, videos, etc.). Your data is then held for ransom and try to extort money from you. CryptoLocker tends to get in through phishing emails with attachments which fool you into opening them. Although the virus is quite easy to clean, the encryption cannot be […]
Crypotolocker infected a PC through an infected email attachment, and encrypted 25,000 of his photos, videos, word/excel documents, Zip files, PDFs etc. We managed to restore from backups and get things working again, but if there’s one virus that keeps me awake at night, it’s Cryptolocker!
Symptom – clicking on links in web pages, a new window opens up – the status bar says something like “Waiting for google-analytics.com” then redirects to some advertising site like epoclick.com. I was also getting a message “jsc.google-analytics.com fails to load” I was suspicious since my partner’s laptop and mine were infected with the same […]
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