One of my pc has been infected by a Ransom:Win32/Crowti.gen!A virus and as a result all the files are are not accessible they appear as encrypted and the file extensions automatically default to .AAA whether be it a txt, ppt, xls, docx or pdf file.
Is there a way to detect and remove this virus, and does this also assist in decrypting the files so that they can be accessible again.
As far as I know the only way to get your encrypted adta back is to pay the ransom. Typically you are given a set number of days to pay the ransom. If you don't pay it before the deadline you are screwed. Removing the virus has the same effect as missing the deadline. It's sort of like in the movies when the hero cuts the wrong bomb wire and the timer fast-forwards to zero.