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Good News! Cryptolocker Victims Can Now Retrieve their Encrypted Files for Free

Aug 10th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

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 enterin

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Why You Need to Avoid Cryptowall At All Costs

Jun 16th 2014 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Pc Protection | 0 Comment

Why You Need to Avoid Cryptowall At All Costs

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?

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Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Jun 20th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog PC Protection News | 0 Comment

Think your encrypted files are safe? Think again

Bad news today for anybody who encrypts their files. A team of researchers in Japan has been able to crack 923-bit encryption – a feat previously thought to be impossible. The Japanese team, based out of Fujitsu Laboratories and Kyushu University, took just over 148 days to crack the 278 digit, 932-bit code. Sure, that may seem like a long-time, but it’s a new world record. The past record

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