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In 2014, CryptoLocker terrorized our computers with horrific ransomware. Then, after CryptoLocker was shut down, CryptoWall was released, which terrorized our computers even more. At first, CryptoWall looked like it would be a shoddy knockoff version of CryptoLocker. It had serious vulnerabilities which made it easy to defeat: even if you didn’t pay the $200 ransom. But instead of dying ofRead More
Between 2013 and 2014, Cryptolocker infected millions of computers across the world. Cryptolocker encrypted users’ files and then demanded a ransom to regain access to those files. That ransom started at $400 and rose to $600 within hours of the initial infection. You could remove Cryptolocker from your system without paying the ransom, but you could not retrieve your files without enterinRead More
Since the beginning of 2014, a virus called CryptoLocker has terrorized the world, made millions of dollars, and permanently locked away files. CryptoLocker is falling out of fashion. Replacing it is a virus called Cryptowall, which is essentially the same thing but in a different form. In fact, Cryptowall might even be made by the same developers as CryptoLocker. How does Cryptowall work?Read More
A few days ago, most people had never heard of a New Hampshire town called Durham. Today, that’s still the case, although a few more people have heard about Durham. Durham has made headlines recently after the town’s police department was attacked by hackers. Specifically, hackers installed ransomware on the police department’s records computer and are demanding a fee of $600 USD or 60Read More
You’ve probably heard of CryptoLocker, the highly-successful ransomware which encrypts your PC’s files and demands a ransom of $300 in order to access those files. Like anything successful in this world, CryptoLocker spawned a wave of copycats – including a piece of ransomware called CryptoDefense. CryptoDefense uses the same basic strategy as CryptoLocker and encrypts users’ files bRead More
Mar 13th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Uncategorized | 0 Comment
Ransomware is incredibly evil. Unfortunately, it’s also incredibly common. Ransomware locks down your computer and prevents you from accessing important files or functions. Popular ransomware viruses like CryptoLocker even encrypt your valuable files and then try to charge you $300 to remove that encryption. Unfortunately, these are the most effective viruses around when it comes to stealiRead More