As the 2nd Anniversary of CrytoLocker's release is upon us, here are some great tools to personally defend against your files being maliciously Encrypted!

ShadowExplorer is especially useful because it cuts your effort by 99% making it easy to find backup copies of files that were encrypted by CryptoLocker and other ransomware/malware. Basically, by using this program, you have a chance to find and restore an unencrypted version of your important files which may have been encrypted by ransomware and save your computer.

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