My computer has been attacked by a virus called CryptoWall. This software encrypts files (which means I won't be able to open them) and forces the victim to pay a ransom to decrypt those files. I am not savvy enough to know how to deal with this issue on my own. I have a little help, but I don't know how effective it's going to be (this is a really bad one). I don't even know if buying a new computer, which I planned on doing, will work.
If I am unable to continue computing, I wanted to let friends and watchers to know what happened. The ransom is $500 and the ransom goes up in about 7 days. I have NO INTENTIONS of paying this ransom.
There is an information page put out by MicroSoft, but again, I'm not having much success at understanding the information. I will hold on as long as I can. I am admin of 4 groups, and that's a very sad thing to me. Members, friends and watchers, sometimes don't read my journals, so they won't know what's going on. If those who actually read this journal sense that something is very wrong, please try to pass this journal on to others.
If and when the shut down happens, just know that I will miss dA. Thanks for reading, and wish me luck.