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Cryptolocker decryption tools?

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Does anyone know any tool to decrypt files infected by Cryptolocker virus?
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Nope. And I doubt you'll find one.

It seems the programmers got the encryption part done right.

See here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_28402141.html
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As Dan stated, no there isn't one.

One fairly good article on Cryptolocker, is here:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information

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[b]Is it possible to decrypt files encrypted by CryptoLocker?[/b]

Unfortunately at this time there is no way to retrieve the private key that can be used to decrypt your files without paying the ransom. Brute forcing the decryption key is not realistic due to the length of time required to break the key. Also any decryption tools that have been released by various companies will not work with this infection. The only method you have of restoring your files is from a backup or Shadow Volume Copies if you have System Restore enabled. Newer variants of CryptoLocker attempt to delete the Shadow Copies, but it is not always successful. More information about how to restore your files via Shadow Volume Copies can be found in this section below.

If you do not have System Restore enabled on your computer or reliable backups, then you will need to pay the ransom in order to get your files back.


http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information#decrypt
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You have a tool: cryptolocker itself. What's missing is the key, not the tool.
Impossible.
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Thank you much.    : )
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