Preventing Cryptolocker Ransomware Infection

There is a somewhat new Virus or Ransomware out there called Cryptolocker
It is transmitted usually through Email as a pdf attachment. Once you open the attachment it encrypts all of your files and then gives you 3 days to send $300 to a private address to unlock your files. If you do not do so within 3 days, you files are permanently lost.


  1. Do not open up any email or click on any attachment that you are unfamiliar with.
  2. Be certain that you have good MULTIPLE backups of your files.  This way if the 1st backup is compromised you still have another from a couple of days before.
  3. In addition, it is a good idea to belong to online backup services such as Carbonite.




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