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correct me if I'm wrong.. but the YT video in the OP SHOWS how to completely get rid of this so call 'nasty' virus.. from what I see from the vid.. (if it's legit) is basic file navigation .. ? for the lack of a better term if there is one.. LOL
serously .. yes and or no on this vid..
YT link embed is being a douche ..
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reply to post by Mr Mask
I dunno why people think Mac's are invulnerable to hackers. The main reason why hackers don't target Mac users is because they are the minority compared to PC users, so if I were you I wouldn't suggest to anyone to switch over because you don't want your Mac numbers rising, do you?
It CAN affect Macs. I had a client less than a week ago who had the CryptoLocker virus infect her Windows XP installation. Trouble was she was running it virtualized through Parallels Desktop on her iMac. She also had the access Mac home folder from Windows enabled in Parallels. As a result every single one of her pdf, eps, jpeg and Office documents on the Mac partition were hosed. Naturally it took out the same file types in Windows but there weren’t many of those. Most of her work was on the Mac.
so for better protection I am better off creating a new user account ???
I wonder if I create a new user account does the infection cross over ??
How does your son feel about that? That's not generally how this malware is spread. There are variants now that can spread on their own but the most likely way to catch this bug is for someone to click on an executable file (.exe) while logged into the PC on an account that has administrative privileges, in other words who ever checks their email on that PC most likely infected the machine.
I am not trying to fix it myself....that would be way beyond me. I have spoken to someone and was told to wait a week to see if there is a fix that can recover the files.
the interesting this you mentioned was the thing about the admin. there is only 1 "user" on the laptop. so am I right in thinking that what I am on is always the admin account ???
I am extremely lucky that its a personal laptop that I mainly go on social media and ats. any work stuff is all on a usb.
The Netherland's National High Tech Crime Unit (NHTCU) recently got its hands on a CoinVault command-and-control server (a type of ransomware that has been infecting Windows systems since last November) and, upon examining it, discovered a large database of decryption keys