We thought this was imperative for all of you to learn about and prepare for. So please feel free to forward this to your friends, family and co-workers.
known as 'CRYPTOLOCKER'"- Please be sure you keep backups of your computer system and personal files - your personal files are in extreme danger of never being retrieved if you get this nasty virus. Cryptolocker is now considered to be the most destructive virus out there and there IS NO RECOVERING from this once you've become infected. You WILL lose your files if you do not prepare yourself by making backups and following some simple instructions.
Folks this is nothing to mess with - make SURE you are up to date with your anti-virus definitions and use malware removal in ADDITION to your anti-virus programs. You CAN protect yourself using these tools. Malwarebytes.org Anti-malware (the PRO version will prevent this, the free only notifies you of infection and by then its too late). If you make backups (or even windwos restore points) back up your files and be SURE to DISCONNECT those external backup devices from your computer and network to prevent infection. For those of you that are on a network shared with other computers in your office, please note that if one computer on your network gets infected, it will move to that shared drive and infect those files, ensuring those files destruction and unavailability to other users on the network. One computer can cause major damage!
Till next time!
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