Re: Can your desktop automatically encrypt every file that that you put onto it?
This is indeed a virus... I would disconnect every USB drive you have immediately and then boot into Safe Mode, get all your files off the computer and then reinstall XP. This is not exactly new but hackers are holding your files "hostage" until you pay a fee.
Hackers encrypt files then hold them for ransom
Humans are the only creatures that won't live up to the their potential. Give everything your all. When you die, die on E.
So I ask you, what do you intend to do now?