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 I hope everyone here backs up there computer files and cake pictures often. I didn't for over a  year and now this virus.. Crypto Locker.. has invaded my computer and is holding my files for ransom. It is BAD. I had a virus program but it sneaked by it anyway.

I have to pay $500.00 to get the secret key to get them back.

Of course I'm not paying. No assurance I would get them back. They think the virus is out of China.

   My computer shop here (Geek squad) could not get my pictures/files back, they tried everything, so they are ALL GONE. I am so sad and mad as HE**. At least I have some of my cake pictures saved on flash drives.

 I'm using a friends laptop for now just to check in on my emails and friends here. So I won't be posting any pics till I get a new computer, My computer was old and I have been looking at new ones. Maybe it was a blessing I hadn't bought it yet.

A lesson learned the hard way.

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So so sorry Betty. My Steve was a electronics tech, so we are totally up to date in this stuff. We have are always backed up. And he never allows our computer to get old. Older outdated computers are susceptible. You would have to go to a forensic computer tech...they can retrieve anything. But I do believe there $$$.

Oh Betty - I'm so sorry to hear this.  These bloody people ('scuse my french) really are devils.  It's the most invasive thing and there aren't words enough to describe how I feel about them.  Do you have all your cakes posted on CWB?  If so, you can download them again to a flash drive from there.  I have most of my recent pics on a piece of software called Dropbox, which you can access from any device that also has it installed.

I also back up to Flash drive reasonable often - but I too, learned the hard way.

I agree Katy. These hackers love the "sport" of getting into people's computers!!! I also have Dropbox.

I am sorry, Betty.  What a jerk!  Yes, as Katy said, your cake pictures are still here and all of your pictures that were on your personal site.  Was that most of what was stolen?  Tell him to kiss you butt!

Most of them are on CWB, even some of  the older ones and on my websites. I do have some years on flash drives. All is not lost...but my other files, recipes, bookmarked sites etc   and I'm sure things I just can't remember. I have my cookbooks but it was just easy to ck on my computer for recipes that I wanted. Anything that was in my documents,gone. Just makes me so MAD.

Katy ..thanks for the idea about downloading, I'll do that, got to get some flash drives.

I'm getting a new computer, just don't know when, meanwhile I can't post my pics :((((...


Oh my God Betty - they got all your documents too?!  As my Dad would have said 'Bloody Bastards'!
Betty said:

Most of them are on CWB, even some of  the older ones and on my websites. I do have some years on flash drives. All is not lost...but my other files, recipes, bookmarked sites etc   and I'm sure things I just can't remember. I have my cookbooks but it was just easy to ck on my computer for recipes that I wanted. Anything that was in my documents,gone. Just makes me so MAD.

Katy ..thanks for the idea about downloading, I'll do that, got to get some flash drives.

I'm getting a new computer, just don't know when, meanwhile I can't post my pics :((((...

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