Cryptodefense Trojan Unlock Key actually on computer?

  Phrixos 13:14 05 Apr 14
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Hi.

This new Cryptolocker variant, "Cryptodefense" seems a particularly evil bummer. I (don't seem to) have it yet, but that doesn't mean it's not lurking on my system, somewhere. At any rate I'm concerned that it might be.

Recent advice says Cryptolocker's creators were "dumb enough" to leave the unlock key on the computers it infects. Call me paranoid, but these people are so evil I suspect they may not have been so dumb, but that the seemingly erroneously-left-behind unlock key might itself be some form of booby trap. Any comments on that? Anybody use this key? Did it work? Is it itself safe?

The Cryptodefense unlock key is said to be resident in:

User/Appdata/Roaming/Microsoft/Crypto/RSA.

--so I went there, just to see what might be found. The results were startling (at least to me). In the RSA folder are TWELVE files, all with serious-looking hundred-or-so-character nonsense titles. (At least, they are nonsense to me.) All of these are 1kb or 2kb. This leave me wondering what an unlock code even looks like--specifically the Cryptolocker and Cryptodefense ones.

What should I be looking for?

Are the file names themselves the codes?

Which are which? (And what are those twelve files, anyway?)

Should there be anything in that folder?

Should the Crypto/RSA Folder(s) themselves even exist?

Advice?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:31 05 Apr 14

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