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Yahoo ad network used to spread CryptoWall ransomware

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    Yahoo ad network used to spread CryptoWall ransomware

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    August 11, Softpedia (International) Yahoo ad network used to spread CryptoWall ransomware. A researcher at Blue Coat Systems identified a malicious advertising campaign that uses the Yahoo advertisement network to distribute malicious ads that direct users to malicious pages that attempt to serve a variant of the Cryptowall ransomware. The researcher also reported that the service was also used in the campaign. Source: Yahoo Ad Network Used to Spread CryptoWall Ransomware

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    Hello azasandy and Community!!! I have a question to you. I have got this Cryptowall. They want money from me. It shows 500$. I found , for example: Remove CryptoWall ransomware and decrypt abducted files in Windows this site. But I am not sure if it is gut. Can you tell me what removal is good please. May be it is better for me to make PC-recovery. I have no important files on it. Thanks
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    BSOD Kernel Dump Analyst
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Actually, the best I've seen on that site is the use of back-ups.
    Most likely the system restore will be disabled/removed, you can try to find a way to be able of using a system restore.
    Since you don't have important files as you say, you could try to remove the cryptowall.
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    windows 7

    Hello Marina. You can reset your PC. Then you have only to install all programms you need again (Browser, Antivirus, Skype.....). You can also scann your Computer with ADW Cleaner or clean your browser or system with the help of: Remove CryptoWall 3.0 virus: how to decrypt CryptoWall 3.0 encrypted files | Nabz Software . They have some good advises. Malwarebytes Antimalware is also a free and good tool.
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