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Corona-Lock ransomware

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#1 lerxst



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Posted 02 July 2020 - 10:55 AM

I have a PC that just got infected with this Corona-Lock ransomware, encrypting all the user files and with a text file message posted on the Desktop requesting a payment to free-up the files.
I found this explanation of the issue:  adware.guru/remove-corona-lock-virus
I would be interested to know if anyone here has come across this and if there is any known way to recover the encrypted files?
Thank you,

Edited by Budfred, 02 July 2020 - 07:22 PM.
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Posted 02 July 2020 - 07:21 PM

This is a long standing scam that has a lot of different names - this one appears to be exploiting the panic about Covid.  The most effective tool is backing up your files and using good security.  However, if your computer is already infected, there are various tools that may help.  I strongly suggest that you do NOT use the tool on that website unless you have good evidence that it is a valid tool.  I disabled the link since we do not know if it is a dangerous site and there are many sites like that which will actually infect your computer.


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Posted 03 July 2020 - 04:58 AM

This looks like a new version of a Ransomware infection.
Navigate to this topic.
Submit a sample of the compromised files for their review.
They will reply and let you know what you are dealing with.
From what we know now, your files are not recoverable.
Your only solution would be to restore the files from a good backup if you have one.
The compromised files can be transferred to a CD or Flash drive.
Should a solution be found in the future you may be able to restore them.
Good luck.
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