Originally Posted by Trotter
My wife's computer was just hit with this. I am currently trying to find how to remove and recover from it but there's just not a lot out there. From what I have gathered it is a form of Phobos. Anyone know anything helpful on this one?
Use this site, they collect decryption keys the FBI etc have gotten from arrests.
Doesnt look they will have it though.
If you cannot decrypt, it is your choice to pay, keep in mind they may not provide the key, and also if they do, they will sell your details on the market as "payers" so you will be targeted more.
Mitigation - take local backup on external drive (disconnect after each backup) and cloud backups in future.
Or if you can budget, pay for ransomware protection (most paid AV's come with this now).