My mother’s computer was hit by that last year. What a pain in th ass it was! WHOLE computer encrypted including my stuff I was storing on there. [’cause her computer has a huge hard drive].
managed to neutralize it after 7 hours straight of figuring out what to do and doing it… but I wasn’t paying the ransom. They still haven’t figured out how to fix it. You gotta pay the ransom. I never looked into how much it would be: and thankfully I had backups of most stuff.
Her computer is functioning great again… but man, it really is the worst one out there.