New ransomware distributes using Windows help files



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

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


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


And the average consumer has properly configured firewall.


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