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New malware locks users out of personal files, pictures

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Malware infects computers

Malware infects computers

A scary new malware is infecting millions of computers and encrypting personal files and locking users out of their family photos.

According to digital experts, the malware called Cryptolocker systematically hunts down all of your personal files and encrypts them with a military grade encryption.

The victim’s computer will still function normally but the user will be locked out of all of their personal files.

The malware is usually hidden in an attachment that looks like an ordinary zip file or PDF.

Experts say all computer users should back up their system and send all pictures to a photo service in the Cloud.

Good anti-virus software can remove the Cryptolocker from your computer but it cannot fix the damage.