January 2nd, 2017, 01:43 PM
[Inactive] files are encrypted with rsa 2048 and AES 128 cyphers!
I am a total newbie to this process so be gentle. Believe infected on 12/25/2016. tried to transfer files to external drive, all files corrupted. is there any way to correct or is my laptop fried?
January 2nd, 2017, 02:35 PM
First, you need to remove the malware from your system. After that there are some free tolls that may be able to decrypt the files. If you do get your files decrypted, then it is time to start a regular backup program for future protection.
Our resident malware removal expert will be along to assist you in removing the malware.
January 2nd, 2017, 02:57 PM
I believe the ransomware is Osiris, if that helps.
Originally Posted by rosemaryholt
January 2nd, 2017, 09:52 PM
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January 2nd, 2017, 09:53 PM
January 3rd, 2017, 10:27 AM
EDIT: I was able to post the following without error:
Any files that are encrypted with the Locky (.Osiris) ransomware variant will be renamed with random alpha-numerical characters and have the .siris extension appended to the end of the encrypted data filename (i.e. 11111111--1111--1111--FC8BB0BA--5FE9D9C2B69A.osiris) and leave files (ransom notes) named DesktopOSIRIS.bmp, DesktopOSIRIS.htm, OSIRIS-[4_numbers].htm, OSIRIS-[4_numbers].htm as explained here.
Unfortunately, there is no known way at this time to decrypt files encrypted by Locky variants regardless of the extension without paying the ransom.
There is an ongoing discussion in this topic where you can post comments, ask questions and seek further assistance. Other victims have been directed there to share information, experiences and suggestions.
Locky Ransomware (Zepto) Support and Help Topic - _HELP_instructions.html
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January 3rd, 2017, 10:34 AM
looks like saving the encrypted files and waiting for a solution is my only option.
Originally Posted by Broni
Thanks for your help.
January 3rd, 2017, 10:20 PM
If you don't have any recent healthy backup that would be your only option.
Possibly some links in my quote were triggering some board security.
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