Finally, a Cure for Cryptolocker

[ad name=”new”] Some of our clients’ computers have been infected with the virus Cryptolocker which encrypts all the files on the computer, and often, unfortunately, the business data and photos. People lose all their baby photos, once in a lifetime travel photos, or photos of a deceased family member or friend. They lose important business […]

Be Careful: Cryptolocker Back after Two Week Hiatus

Cryptolocker is back after a two week break.  This ransomware encrypts all the files on your computer’s hard drive and will not decrypt them you pay the ransom.  Two weeks ago the FBI and Mounties took down Gameover Zeus servers which also contained the Cryptolocker virus and put both out of commission.  We at Ducktoes were […]

Cryptolocker is Back Already

According to a recent article, which I will cite later, Cryptolocker is already back in operation.  Thank you to friend. former classmate, and fellow tech Paul Maslak for that information.  I’ll write more about it later today if I can. In the meantime please don’t download any pdfs from FedEx, UPS, Canada or US Post and […]

Worst Virus Ever Cryptolocker Stopped for Now

[ad name=”new”] The worst virus Ducktoes has ever seen, Cryptolocker, has been stopped, at least for now, and maybe for good. We’ve had a few clients infected with it. The worst affected was a woman who lost her family photos. She didn’t want to pay the cybercriminals for decryption so decided to lose the photos […]

Ducktoes Wins Against the Worst Virus Ever: Cryptolocker

  [ad name=”new”] A Law office client of ours got Cryptolocker, the worst virus ever, earlier this week.  Luckily they let me know before it encrypted all their files.  The lawyer stopped in the office and said something strange was happening to the files, that they were locked and said they were encrypted. I immediately […]

No Encryption Virus Yet

[ad name=”new”] Luckily we haven’t seen the encryption virus Crytolocker on a client computer in our Calgary repair shop yet. I hope we never do. This ransomware will encrypt your entire hard drive so you lose all your photos, data, and documents if you don’t pay the criminals the unencryption fee. I think the fee is […]

The Worst Virus Ever: Cryptolocker

[ad name=”new”] Be aware there is a new virus called Cryptolocker that usually comes in through an executable attached to an email, usually about a parcel delivery. Do not open the attachment. It can come in other ways too, through a botnet if you’re already infected with another virus. The virus will encrypt your files […]