Ransomware is a rampant malware that many businesses and individuals experience due to lack of online security. It is a sad truth that law enforces cannot restrain this nature of malware. This leaves users vulnerable to the creator of the malware who forces users to pay to access their hard drives and remove the malware from their system. Encrypted files can also be decrypted. There are also tools such as CryptoLockercrimeware, FireEye/Fox-IT Decrypt CryptoLockerthat can help you recover encrypted files. If encryption recovery didn’t work, you can try the backup Microsoft Windows’ System Restore function. You can also use Shadow Explorer or Windows’ Previous Version functionality to do the same.
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