A new variant of the Cryptolocker virus has arrived.
If you are not a customer of EKG Networking, Inc. please contact your IT Company before doing anything.
So, we are recommending that all of our clients run the following program on each workstation.
You can download it here. It will download as a zip file, so you will need to exact it to run it.
If you get an error getting to the page, please try again. It gets overloaded easily.
It will download as a zip file, so you will need to extract it to run it.
Once extracted, you want to run the file named “CryptoPrevent.exe”
You will see this screen.
Click Block and then reboot.
This tool changes setting that stop executable files (programs) from running when they are located in certain directories on a computer.
As long as a program followed Microsoft standard installation procedures, they will work after this is applied.
However, it is possible some programs will stop working.
If this is the case, let use know and we can create exceptions for such programs.
We would normally not do all workstations at once, but test it on one first.
However, this virus is very bad!!!
Please do all the workstations and let us know that it is done.
If you have programs that stop working, please let us know and we will get to you as soon as possible.
EKG Networking, Inc.