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All Files Encrypted with .txt extension
« on: August 15, 2017, 11:45:39 am »
Hi Everyone. My PC has been attacked on the 10th August and all of my D drive files has been encrypted with a .txt extension. After my research i found it is called A1 Lock Ransom ware which is a variant of the Globeimposter ransomware virus.

Can any one help to find a Decryptor for A1Lock ransomware?

Thanks a lot.

Taiyab
   

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Re: All Files Encrypted with .txt extension
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 10:28:33 am »
Hello @tayyab786ae,
we are aware of the ransomware and you are right - it is a GlobeImposter variant called A1Lock.
Unfortunately there is no decryption tool created for any version of A1Lock or the GlobeImposter variants (except maybe 1 old variant, but it doesn't work with the newer ones).

You can read more about the ransomware virus from the article here:
https://sensorstechforum.com/a1lock-ransomware-removal-restore-txt-files/

The article will be duly updated if a decrypter or Master unlock key is released.

Do not pay the ransom and it is also recommended not to re-install your operating system, as there might be a way to restore your data with Data Recovery Tools perhaps. The newer variants have a legitimately strong encryption so try to save the encrypted files you want to recover in the future (if at all possible).