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CryptoLocker Ransom Virus Encrypts Your Files

Cryptolocker files can now be recovered

UPDATE 8/7/2-14 : Good news the Cryptolocker data base has been recovered by law enforcement. Which means you can recover the keys to decrypt all of your lost files. You can obtain the keys and software to do so HERE.

If you would like us to recover your files contact us here.

CryptoLocker is an aggressive ransomware Trojan. It has been spreading in email as an executable file disguised as a PDF file, packed into a zip attachment and also via the Zues botnet.

If opened the virus proceeds to encrypt your documents (pictures, music, important program files or documents) across both local and mapped network drives. A ransom is then displayed on your computer screen demanding that you pay $300 plus dollars, within 3 days or your files will be lost.

The virus and ransom can be removed from your computer but the encrypted files are not able to be recovered unless the ransom is paid.

What can you do to protect your self?

  1. Be extremely cautions when opening email, or email attachments.
  2. Protect your computer with good anti-virus or internet security such as Kasperksy Internet Security.
  3. Keep your computer up to date with the latest security updates.
  4. Remove Java from your computer if it is not needed. Or keep it up to date with the newest release.
  5. Back up important files to a external hard drive, disconnect it and use it only when backups are needed.
  6. Or backup files to a online back up service such as SpiderOak.
West Valley Tech – 602-456-0064
13954 W Waddell Rd #103-263
Surprise, AZ 85379

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Surprise, AZ Location | 602-456-0064
West Valley Tech
13954 W Waddell Rd #103-263
Surprise, Arizona 85379

Monday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On the northwest corner of Litchfield Rd and Waddell Rd next to the Frys grocery store, inside The UPS Store.

Also available by appointment after hours.

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