By now you might have heard about the latest computer threat that is going around the Internet, the Cryptolocker virus. This latest ransomware is an extremely destructive and potent rendition and should not be ignored.
Cryptolocker finds its way into most systems by means of a phony email that claims to be from shipping companies such as UPS or DHL and has an attachment that is supposed to be a shipping invoice. When you click on the attachment to open it, that’s when it strikes and infects your system. It can also creep into your system by way of outdated Internet browsing software, such as Adobe Flash player or Java.
Once inside your system, a countdown begins. You will get an alert letting you know you have 72 hours to pay $300 or it will completely lock you out of your own files. Even before this countdown is up, it is already in the background encrypting your files with a passcode that only the virus maker knows, making it impossible to recover your own files once encrypted.
If you or someone you know has this nasty virus, immediately power off your computer and bring the system into Level Seven Computers so that we can remove it before more damage is done. The longer the computer is running, the more files Cryptolocker is destroying in the background!