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Windows 7: How to Call Ransomware's Bluff

06 Feb 2014   #1

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How to Call Ransomware's Bluff

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If your files have been taken over by the CryptoLocker ransomware, you had better hope your backups are current. Sure, you can pay the ransom, but that doesn't guarantee you'll get your files freed from hostile encryption. And if ransomware has taken over all of Windows, your best bet is a bootable rescue CD. But there's a new kind of ransomware spreading, a type that really doesn't have any teeth. I'll explain how to recognize it, and how to call its bluff.
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06 Feb 2014   #2

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Aha! I actually got one of those one day after disabling AdBlock Plus on Tumblr. After re-enabling it, the "ransomware" popups vanished.
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