We have again had some clients affected by the Crypto Locker Virus, some of them for the second time.
This virus is one of the worst going around, and typically gets the user to click a link in an email. When they do this, it starts (behind the scenes) encrypting all files on that machine, and ALL FILES on any server share it can see.
If you see files like decrypt.txt in a folder, please call use urgently
You may not even know about it until it has encrypted all your files, and then it gives you the option of paying from $500 to about $5000 USD to get them unlocked.
Many of the major virus scanners still cannot stop this virus. We can lock all clients machines from running executable programs, but this also impacts doing updates, installing real programs and many other things.
We have started a new service to combat this, with a new firewall and spam filter that is discussed in an article below. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU CLICK!
Call us to confirm the authenticity of any email you are suspicious of.