Ransomware Articles and Decryption Tools
What is Ransomware?
According to Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ransomware the definition of Ransomware is computer malware that installs covertly on a victim’s device (e.g., computer, smartphone, wearable device) and that either mounts the cryptoviral extortion attack from cryptovirology that holds the victim’s data hostage, or mounts a cryptovirology leakware attack that threatens to publish the victim’s data, until a ransom is paid. Simple ransomware may lock the system in a way which is not difficult for a knowledgeable person to reverse, and display a message requesting payment to unlock it. More advanced malware encrypts the victim’s files, making them inaccessible, and demands a ransom payment to decrypt them.
How to Protect your Computer from getting Ransomware
This article http://www.welivesecurity.com/2013/12/12/11-things-you-can-do-to-protect-against-ransomware-including-cryptolocker is a great resource as it contains 11 things that you can do to protect you against ransomware.
Ransomware Decryption Tools
By Software Manufacturer
Bitdefender #1: https://www.bitdefender.com/solutions/anti-ransomwaretool.html
Bitdefender #2: https://labs.bitdefender.com/2017/09/bitdefender-ransomware-recognition-tool
Kaspersky (Business Users): https://go.kaspersky.com/Anti-ransomware-tool.html
Kaspersky (Home Users): https://noransom.kaspersky.com
McAfee (Intel Security): https://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/free-tools/shadedecrypt.aspx
Trend Micro: https://esupport.trendmicro.com/en-us/home/pages/technical-support/1105975.aspx
Heimdal Security: https://heimdalsecurity.com/blog/ransomware-decryption-tools
ID Ransomware: https://id-ransomware.malwarehunterteam.com/index.php
The No More Ransom Project : https://www.nomoreransom.org
The Windows Club: http://www.thewindowsclub.com/list-ransomware-decryptor-tools
Cryptolocker is Bad News: https://blog.kaspersky.com/cryptolocker-is-bad-news/3122
How to Recover Files from Cryptowall Infection: https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/85802-how-to-recover-files-from-cryptowall-ransomeware-infection
Locky Ransomware Spreading at Alarming Rate: http://www.idigitaltimes.com/new-locky-ransomware-virus-spreading-alarming-rate-can-malware-be-removed-and-files-512956
Ransomware: What Is It And How Can You Prevent It? https://pixelprivacy.com/resources/ransomware
Removal Instructions and Video for Cryptolocker: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/134420-removal-instructions-for-cryptolocker and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMEZ4FJ7QnM