Was caused by an attachment virus on the only zoo pc with a windows os that i had to deal with my once week preventative fix picked up. It encrypted the files – for the user and no the zoo did not pay mind you my attempt at bitcoin was a failure (my blog) so even if could have i still probably could not assuming that is that the ransom works.
So i am glad i cannot buy bitcoin, or mine them if thats the only purpose.
I did not execute it but it means no more microsoft here in the zoo.
I had reinstall vista to get a working cd drive on the crap computer (my blog) and then went in a non microsoft os since it would not allow me to boot anything but windows – sony corporation (my blog)comes to mind for that just think that they invent ransomware another great sony product!.
We have backups of the files so nothing was lost.
Who to blame – well it looked a new virus definition, so me partially but i do already deflect a lot of crap, Microsoft for a lot more blame being they designed it that way and the user for opening that thing and compromising it.
I stand by the decision to wipe the computer after all it was compromised and to put not microsoft on it too – so i debricked it called microsoft idiots, and deprived hp of money for new hardware who would have loved the money.
Microsoft windows is a dangerous place, economics wise (tco) it is a not good long term decision.
No more satnav updates (my blog) ever is a downside but if your stupid like they are, or reuse our wga key then clearly then it seems they dont really want you as a customer.
Wifi works- videos play, no files where lost, and the computer is very hard to compromise now being not microsoft.
So microsoft and there partners lost a lot. A good day.despite the effort. Me happy.