What is CryptoLocker Ransomware and how can we protect ourselves? After dealing with a case of the CryptoLocker blues (Something you get once you realise the little bugger got through the security net) I decided to make this video to try and help others out there with issues relating to the various variants of this Malware / Ransomware / Trojan / Virus.

If you have been infected by this nasty critter and want to try to un-encrpyt your files first, try the US government run Decrypt Crypto Locker website. This website will test a file from you to see if it can be decrypted on their end. If it can, they will send you a recovery program for which you can start unencrypting your files.

Another variant of the CryptoLocker Malware is called PClock. Emsisoft may be able to decrypt your files through a program they offer. Give it a try if the screenshots they provide are similiar to yours.

Removing the CryptoLocker Malware requires a piece of software called Malwarebytes. Download yours from Malware Bytes.

Foolish IT have released a great piece of software called CryptoPrevent that will try and halt the CryptoLocker Ransomware before you get infected. I’ve set CryptoPrevent to the maximum setting and I suggest that everyone does the same. Essentially what this does is stops programs from launching from within hidden out of the way places. Future variants may surpass these blockades, but for now this is one of the best lines of defence. The paid version also offers automatic updates to ensure your computer is protected. Download yours by visiting the Crypto Prevent Website