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Windows 7: How to rescue your PC from ransomware


27 Feb 2014   #1

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro
 
 
How to rescue your PC from ransomware

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With the nasty CryptoLocker malware making the rounds—encrypting its victims’ files, and then refusing to provide the unlock key unless a payment of $300 is made via Bitcoin or a prepaid cash voucher—ransomware is back in the spotlight.

You can remove many ransomware viruses without losing your files, but with some variants that isn’t the case. In the past I’ve discussed general steps for removing malware and viruses, but you need to apply some specific tips and tricks for ransomware. The process varies and depends on the type of invader. Some procedures involve a simple virus scan, while others require offline scans and advanced recovery of your files. I categorize ransomware into three varieties: scareware, lock-screen viruses, and the really nasty stuff.
How to rescue your PC from ransomware | PCWorld


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01 Mar 2014   #2

win 7 Pro 64 Sp1 win 8.1 pro Xunbuntu
 
 

Good thread, I deal with this every day at work, a couple months ago it was bad, seems to be subsiding a bit....
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01 Mar 2014   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The "Really Nasty Stuff" is really scary sh*t.
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