The RSA-2048 Crypto Ransom Virus has devastated me, I tried the backup method, the previous version, the Shadow Explorer, it deleted all my restore points, Its took out 5 HDs and my USB pen that happened to be plugged in, everything is encrypted, all my kids pictures and videos, spreadsheets, PDF's, Music and more. I need to know if I should pay these bastards? or is it possible to decrypt? I have attached a picture of the DECRYPT_INSTRUCTION.HTML. I also tried TeslaDecoder with no luck. Can someone please help? I also can send you one of my encrypted files.
closed as off-topic by fgrieu, Artjom B., K.G., Gilles 'SO- stop being evil', yyyyyyy Dec 12 '15 at 14:31
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First off, I am sorry to hear about your circumstances. Unfortunately, the virus that you caught seems to be CryptoWall 3.0 or at least a variation of it. Therefore I am bringing bad news. As stated here it is not possible to decrypt or recover the files without paying these [insert swearword].
This is mainly through the nature of the encryption algorithm used, as the key used to decrypt your files is only known to the creators/distributors of the virus.
For the future, make sure to have backups of all your data on a drive that is not connected to your computer and most importantly NEVER click on links or open attachments from E-Mails when you can't 100% verify the senders integrity.