New ransomware distributes using Windows help files

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#1

We’ve just posted the following news: New ransomware distributes using Windows help files[newsimage]http://static.myce.com//images_posts/2015/01/myce-cryptowall3-95x75.jpg[/newsimage]

Romanian antivirus company BitDefender warns for cybercriminals sending out emails with malicious help-files containing the Crypto Wall ransomware.

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#2

I would do a clean install before I gave them a dime.


#3

So this is easily defeated by any properly configured firewall that will block the outgoing connection to download the encryption software.


#4

And the average consumer has properly configured firewall.


#5

And firewalls are always enough to prevent files on your computer from encrypting other files… on the same computer.