Cryptowall 3.0 Virus – Removal Instructions
Cryptowall 3.0 is unlike other ransomware that disguises as business transactions and invoices in emails. Cryptowall 3.0 makes use of a collection of software that are free and open, and that’s when it will start encrypting the files with formats .cd, .1cd, .dwg, .cdr, .docx, .doc, .xlsx, .xls, .jpg, .max, .rar, .zip, .slddrw, .accdb, .rtf, .pdf, and .mdb. Basically, it’s almost all the files. The original target of this virus are the Russians, as instructions were written in their native language. However, just recently, Cryptowall 3.0 has started targeting other countries as well, especially United States, because the language changed from Russian to English. Cryptowall 3.0 is still distributed via spam emails disguised as postal or shipment notifications with Zip files are attached to it.
Once the user clicks on the file, multiple other unknown files will also be downloaded, and that’s when the encryption will start. The Cryptowall 3.0 ransomware is extremely simple, but very effective. Also, unlike other viruses, Cryptowall 3.0 even has its own “customer support” website that pretends to be, of course, a support to the victims of the virus.