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Cryzip virus holds your files hostage!

Posted By : Chad of Data Doctors on March 23, 2006

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Trojan.Cryzip holds your documents hostage!

This question was answered on March 23, 2006. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Most viruses are designed with a very specific task in mind -- breaking your computer One of the latest viruses, however, simply encrypts your personal files until you pay a fee for the password Once infected, victims are instructed to transfer $300 to an e-gold account in exchange for the password to unlock their word processing, spreadsheet, and database documents

If you've been infected by Trojan.Cryzip, use the following password to unlock your files:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98

*Note: The password is case sensitive*

Removal instructions are as follows:

1 Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).

2 Reinstall your Symantec antivirus program.

3 Update the virus definitions.

4 Run a full system scan and delete all the files detected.

Virus definitions for this threat have been available since March 12th, so if your anti-virus software is up-to-date, you should be able to avoid an infection.

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Posted by Chad of Data Doctors on March 23, 2006

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