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Old 05-14-2018, 07:51 PM   #1
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Can someone explain what atom ransomware is? What does it do and how will it affect my PC? Does it have anything to do with some one spying in my PC?
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:32 PM   #2
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<<DELETED>> I'm asking for my wifes cousin who is a mid 60's female. I know she had problems with a friend (guy) where she donates time getting into her laptop and he all of a sudden he became (if this is the right term) moderator of her google account and was getting in to her gmail. Everything she did he was reading it. Could he have put that into her laptop from his phone at home? She has been having weird stuff going on with her pc.

Is it a file or program that can be deleted?
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Ransomware is a type of malware that "ransoms" your files, indefinitely, usually until you meet the miscreant's demands.

https://www.enigmasoftware.com/atomransomware-removal/

Have you been asked for money or something?[COLOR="Silver"]
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Even that may not guarantee the computer isn't still infected. iirc atom processors had a vulnerability that left them exposed even with a fresh hdd/os install. Once part of the cpu was infected, even changing the hdd etc was useless.
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This ransomware has nothing to do with Atom processors... It's just a silly name.
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Please OP, it would be great if you could provide more information regarding your hardware, OS and the symptoms you are experiencing.
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Please drop the inappropriate jokes.

I get it was meant as a harmless joke, but bear in mind not everyone who posts here may be at all tech savvy, so what you see as a joke may be unintentionally taken seriously.

On the other hand, if you've got any good advice related to the question at hand, then post away!
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I get it was meant as a harmless joke, but bear in mind not everyone who posts here may be at all tech savvy, so what you see as a joke may be unintentionally taken seriously.

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I would advise your wife's cousin to report this to the local authorities. If they brush it off, do a quick Google search for an FBI field office number near you (they all go the same place) and explain to the agent on the line what is going on. He's already broken federal wiretapping laws and I'm sure a host of others. People think it's funny because they can guess or crack a password, until lives are affected. Don't stand for it, and they may be able to get files back, but most likely not unless he has the decryption key. I used to work with the FBI tech lab in Denver while I was at the DA's office and ... well there's a lot they can do, and a lot they can't, but either way, they don't let people do crap like this. Also too, if she reports it to the 5-0, they'll likely confiscate his items and perform a download. They'll know very quickly if he's involved in illegal activities (e.g. logging into her account).
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