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@cornelg7, that seems like CryptoWall 3 or 4 - possibly a new version of one of them?
That is probably the toughest ransomware yet.
We will see what we can do as we are trying to find new methods to decrypt files.


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@janus5555, yes, some files have only the first 100 kbytes encrypted, according to the user @pranza.

I also believe there must be a solution, it sounds logical - less encryption, smaller size - probably easier to pinpoint and shorter time to decrypt such files. But we are not sure if that is for every file extension or only for a small number of them, and we haven't really seen that idea implemented in a decryptor for now. Either way, any data that can be recovered is worth the shot of trying to find a fix.

However, we are searching for some brute-forcing method ways to get the knowledge we have about the ransomware into good use. We will see if we can make it happen. If the encryption is not that strong, then we should be able to break it somehow. We will write with whatever possible solution we find.

@Grix, that's bad - database files, right? If you tried with Rakhni, then yeah - no updates since 1 month back, up to this moment. We are hoping a new version of the decryptor is released soon or to somehow make our ideas about decryption possible.

Best Regards,
Execute

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Web Browsing Practices / Re: Maxthon Web Browser
« on: January 08, 2016, 09:41:00 am »
No problem, Tabeer. I hope so too. :)
But what happened with the Newfolder and Wajam malware? ??? Have you tried Avast / Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or another program?
Do you still have the problem and need assistance?

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@Ehtesham Javed,

we tested around 10 different decryptors,
but only 1 of them tried to run and restore some files.
That was Kaspersky's Rakhni Decryptor.

No matter what the files were, pictures, documents etc,
Rakhni Decryptor failed to decrypt them, even after 8 days of trying:



We are currently performing tests using another method,
which hopefully will yield better results.

Best Regards,
Execute

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We tried around 10 different decryptors, but only 1 of them tried to run and restore some files - Kaspersky's Rakhni Decryptor.

Alas, no matter the type of file, be it a picture or some kind of document,
Kaspersky's Rakhni Decryptor failed to decrypt any, even after 8 days of trying:



We are currently testing out another method, that hopefully yields better results.

Best Regards,
Execute

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We tried around 10 different decryptors, but only 1 of them proved to work and that was Kaspersky's Rakhni Decryptor.

It worked only with some of the files > it successfully decrypted a .png and .jpg image:

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Unfortunately, it couldn't decrypt .doc, .xls and the newer .docs and .xlsx files, even after trying to, for several days:

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It just couldn't recover the password for them, leading us to believe that the Weekendwarrior55(.)com may have used a stronger encryption key for them.

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It took a lot of time, but at least some files were restored, which is partly good news.

Keep an eye out for updates, and also if we find something that might help you to restore your files - we will keep you informed.
Just don't give up, there is hope. Also, if you have any ideas, write them up, maybe one thing can lead to another and figure out how to beat this ransomware.

Kind Regards,
Execute

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Web Browsing Practices / Re: Maxthon Web Browser
« on: January 07, 2016, 09:51:16 am »
You are right to some extent but i like chrome extensions which come handy in many ways. Sorry for being too lazy, can you tell me whether Maxthon has an option to add extensions like adblocker etc. if yes, i love to try it.

No problem, Tabeer - yes, Maxthon does have extensions. The new versions of the browser even come with the ad-blocker AdBlockPlus. You can remove it, switch to something else and also choose many other extensions at the Maxthon Extension Center.

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PC Tips & Tricks / Re: How can I test Anti-virus software ?
« on: January 06, 2016, 11:22:37 am »
@Vermon, Before purchasing any anti virus software, make sure it scan all kind of anti viruses.

You probably meant "viruses".
What is also advised is to check how regular their updates are, especially if the program doesn't have real-time protection.

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Malware Removal Questions and Guides / Re: Remove NewFloder.exe
« on: January 06, 2016, 11:17:50 am »
@Tabeer, you can first try giving us more information by following never's guide.
Also, I have answered your question in the other related topic (which was moved by the Admin).
You can find it by clicking on this link.

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Web Browsing Practices / Re: Maxthon Web Browser
« on: January 06, 2016, 10:51:21 am »
@Execute, Not well known browsers can't compete with browser-industry leaders like Google chrome, Mozilla etc in-term of support of latest technology tools or amount of updates they offer, so I'm confuse that how can I leave Chrome. Mozilla. I'm after a solution to fix my chrome problems

I have misunderstood you, from the way you have written your previous post here about your "not load pages" issue. So that's why I suggested Maxthon, as it can load pages written both in WebKit and Trident rendering engines, and most browsers can read only one type of engine on HTML5. The browser is known for 10 years, and has always been with less bugs and the better, more-secure version of Internet Explorer. As I read, your post about you switching to Opera and it being less efficient, I thought you were trying different browsers for speed as well.

Maxthon has automatic updates and they are from 3 to 15 days, and for reference Chrome has a 15 day time frame for updates. So I disagree that the browser cannot compete with others, in terms of updates. On the contrary - Maxthon is frequently updated.

It was just a suggestion - in the end you decide what browser you want to use.

On the Should I Remove It? website, you can see the reputability and people's trust of the Maxthon browser.

On the Software Insider website, you can see a comparison between the Google Chrome and Maxthon browsers.

If you have problems with Chrome - that is another thing.
You might trying to reset your browsers - try this solution written in another topic of our forum.

Best Regards,
Execute

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Web Browsing Practices / Re: Maxthon Web Browser
« on: January 05, 2016, 03:59:50 pm »
@Tabeer, Maxthon is arguably faster than Google Chrome, as it is a Cloud browser. You can try it.
Privacy information is still stored on your computer, so that's good - you can always delete it.
It also has a build-in protection from advertisements that might contain potentially unwanted software.

Try other browsers till you find a one that you can easily switch from Chrome/Opera as interface and speed.

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Malware Removal Questions and Guides / Re: Remove Malware
« on: January 05, 2016, 03:38:17 pm »
@Tabeer - this sounds related to your other problem with the "Newfolder.exe" malware.

What is your operating system? It looks you have some leftover files from the malware in the registries.
You need to either check the registries or find a program like a registry cleaner or an anti-malware tool,
that also cleans the registries and looks for trojans and rootkits. Try Avast or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware for example.

Make a quick scan with either of them, and write back with the results.

Best Regards,
Execute

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@Tabeer - this might have to do with the "NewFolder.exe" malware we discussed, and sounds more and more like something tampering with registries and one you should remove.

I have replied to the topic where you asked for the malware. Try the things I have written and I hope that yields results.

With Regards,
Execute

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Windows 10 / Re: New Windows 10
« on: December 30, 2015, 07:31:57 pm »
Actually I upgraded Window 8.1 to 10 but win 10 did not work on my laptop touch screen system so immediately roll back to 8.1 after 2 to 3 days of use. I searched on google and forums but could not find any thing to solve the issue.

There are bugs found on previous versions of Windows to this day,
so it's not a surprise that the newest Windows 10 will still have kinks to iron out.

What exactly was your problem? Can you explain in detail? Or you mean it was just a compatibility issue?

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Windows 10 / Re: Windows 10 Free Upgrade – Is It Forever?
« on: December 30, 2015, 07:28:20 pm »
@Tabeer - Actually, because there were so many Chinese users who don't pay for the license and use pirated versions, they made the upgrade for free for such users around the world as well.

I think that the promotion is over though, so it's logical if it doesn't display anymore for users.

Another thing is that there are still recurring updates in all Windows versions to get Windows 10, compatibility and telemetry updates, "Get WindowsX" icon, a new Windows Updater and etc, all related to Windows 10 and its features. They prompt you to upgrade and get the new version of their OS like it's necessarily better for each person, corporation or they habits and use of computers.

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