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This is a very nasty virus category, known as Ransomware. There is further information on it here. The bad news is that the encryption used is realistically uncrackable. If you don't have backups, there is not a lot you can really do. The virus will demand payment to decrypt your files, which, lets face it, they may not do and may just take the money and ...


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If you have backups, your best option is to wipe your computer, restore from backup, and start over. Otherwise, if you are very very lucky, you may have been infected with ransomware from incompetent developers who made mistakes allowing you to recover your files or find the key somewhere. Or, you may be infected with ransomware that has been "hacked back" ...


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What exactly is Java's new helper tool? The helper tool is an application used to install Java. For the past couple of releases, Oracle has used a standard installer package to install Java 8. With the release of Java 8 Update 65 though, Oracle returned to using an application to install Java. Oracle’s Java 8 Update 65 install application has the ...


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Yes. Take these to facts together: 1) Windows security updates often state that they are fixing a vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on your computer. 2) One can write a program that reads all files on your computer and sends them over the Internet. This is not necessarily malware - it could be just a backup program. Now, ...


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First, be aware, that most dialogs are the result of javascript downloaded from a server to your browser, and executed there. That makes javascript somewhat dangerous, in that it comes from a remote source and is interpreted locally. The dialog is being rendered by chrome, but it is not a "chrome window" per se. In javascript (or jquery or whatever) you ...


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Typically, the ransomware generates a new, random AES key to encrypt the data with. It encrypts the AES key with the criminal's RSA public key. Now, only the criminal can decrypt the encrypted AES key and get the symmetric key needed to decrypt the data.


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You could instead run your malware scan on a local machine or VM with SSHFS access to the remote filesystem - SSHFS is a FUSE filesystem that turns SCP into a local folder so your malware scan doesn't need to transfer the files before and after.


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Press Windows+R keys, then type msconfig in the line and press Enter. Select Startup tab and disable all the unknown programs Then restart your computer. You should also look through the list of the installed programs. So, click Start menu, then All programs, try to find there the program that you did not install. Uninstall such programs. Press ...



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