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Windows 7: CryptoWall Ransomware

12 Oct 2015   #1
Dave66

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
CryptoWall Ransomware

Hi guys!

Yesterday I got the CryptoWall Ransomware Virus and I re-installed my Windows.
Today I realized that I had a DVDinside the DVD-RW when I got the virus. My question is if my DVD is fine or he's virused as well...





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12 Oct 2015   #2
mesajflaviu

Win 7 32 bit
 
 

Did you scan your DVD ?
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12 Oct 2015   #3
Dave66

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

No. I am afraid to put in on my computer now.
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12 Oct 2015   #4
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave66 View Post
Hi guys!

Yesterday I got the CryptoWall Ransomware Virus and I re-installed my Windows.
Today I realized that I had a DVDinside the DVD-RW when I got the virus. My question is if my DVD is fine or he's virused as well...

I don't think it would affect your DVD. That usually just attacks hard drives/network drives. Although you can never be sure with those things. There are new strains coming out all the time.
Was there anything important on the DVD?
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12 Oct 2015   #5
Dave66

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave66 View Post
Hi guys!

Yesterday I got the CryptoWall Ransomware Virus and I re-installed my Windows.
Today I realized that I had a DVDinside the DVD-RW when I got the virus. My question is if my DVD is fine or he's virused as well...

I don't think it would affect your DVD. That usually just attacks hard drives/network drives. Although you can never be sure with those things. There are new strains coming out all the time.
Was there anything important on the DVD?
Yea it's pretty important for me. Is a game I bought.
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12 Oct 2015   #6
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave66 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brds7t7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dave66 View Post
Hi guys!

Yesterday I got the CryptoWall Ransomware Virus and I re-installed my Windows.
Today I realized that I had a DVDinside the DVD-RW when I got the virus. My question is if my DVD is fine or he's virused as well...

I don't think it would affect your DVD. That usually just attacks hard drives/network drives. Although you can never be sure with those things. There are new strains coming out all the time.
Was there anything important on the DVD?
Yea it's pretty important for me. Is a game I bought.
While there is a possibility the files "could" be encrypted, I don't think the actual virus (.exe) will be on the DVD so it's highly unlikely it will spread by putting into another pc. Cryptolocker doesn't really work like that.
Like I say, there are new versions of those crypto viruses coming out all the time though so you have to be very careful.
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12 Oct 2015   #7
Brds7t7

Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

You may want to look into installing this
https://www.foolishit.com/cryptoprev...re-prevention/

While it can't clear an already infected machine, it can prevent infection on another one.
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