This is the worst virus I’ve ever come across. Cryptolocker encrypts not only the files on your computer but ALL of the files that you have access to on the network.
There is no good cure. The only real solution is to reload every infected machine completely. The only other solution is to pay the ransom. Yes the makers of cryptolocker hold the decryption key and await your payment.
How To Avoid Infection
According to my best sources you get infected by doing one of these things:
- This infection was originally spread via email sent to company email addresses that pretend to be customer support related issues from Fedex, UPS, DHS, etc. These emails would contain an attachment that when opened would infect the computer.
- Via exploit kits located on hacked web sites that exploit vulnerabilities on your computer to install the infection.
- Through Trojans that pretend to be programs required to view online videos. These are typically encountered through Porn sites.
If you get this virus, all of your files will have to be restored from backup. This is not only time consuming but expensive. Please, please, please do not open any attachments. Only visit company work related websites and don’t click on anything that you don’t have too. Any questions at all about whether you should open or click please contact us and ask.