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  1. Thank you. I also went ahead and ran a FRST64 scan. I re-named those files with today's date and am attaching them here, as well as the Fixlog.txt that you requested, just in case you need them. Fixlog.txt Addition 17-02-14.txt FRST 17-02-14.txt
  2. Got .MERRY approx 2 weeks ago. Caught it part-way through it's process, and deleted the .exe files which had propagated 11,000+ times. Your software (and a couple of others) did not find the virus any more. Your decrypter saved MONTHS of work, and decrypted the files. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. Since then, MSWord had been having some problems when it tried to locate a .dot file (for example when I wanted to insert page numbers). I was trying to find time to re-install MSWord. Also, approximately 1x/day, computer would restart with "Blue Screen of Death" (I'm sorry, I don't know what to call that in non-tech-speak" 2 days ago, restart happened more and more. Yesterday, approximately every 10 minutes. Then I discovered that it did not shut down as long as I didn't open MSWord or File Explorer. Then, this morning, started up computer and got an error I've never seen before: When I signed into Windows, I got an error that said something like: "Group Policy Identifier failed to sign in" and then Blue Screen of Death (that's all I was able to remember from what it said before the error message went away and the computer restarted itself. Next time, it logged me into Windows ok. That's where I'm at. Thank you for the help... FRST.txt Addition.txt scan_170129-084758.txt
  3. Worked beautifully! (and the Norton Virus Team assistant manager was stunned when he called back to find out if I had had any progress...I hope this results in much extra business for you.) Are there places I can post reviews about this result, or other such things that would tangibly show appreciation? Please let me know if there is any solution to a couple of small things. But, first-and-foremost, you just help save some very important legal work about democracy and voting rights. 1. The "modified" date on all the files is now, of course, 1/29/17 which is--in fact--the last time they were modified (but by the decrypter). This eliminates the possibility of me sorting for my most recent work, or work that I did during a certain time period, etc. Obviously what's most important is that the files are back. But, any solution to this result? 2. Some background files are still having issues. Example: when I asked MSWord to insert page numbers, I got an error message that said: "Word cannot open this document template. (C:\Users\...\15/~$ilding Blocks.dotx)". Suggestions? Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  4. First: Y'all sure do handle things in a nice way. Really appreciated the "just try it for 30 days" approach. Also really appreciated the "here's something you can learn while our program is scanning." LIkely you already know that the FRST program is so unknown that (another company's antivirus--product starts with No and company starts with Sy) flagged and removed the program as soon as I downloaded it. Telling that program to "ignore" something it has flagged that strongly is a little scary for those of us who know nothing about this and just got infected by a rather potent virus. Tuesday 6:52pm (the first time files were modified): Duped by the same Chrome font display scam as everybody else. Windows 10. Wednesday noticed Bruce's .exe in a document folder. Searched "This PC" for the .exe's filename. 11,000+ hits. (another company's) SearchAndDestroy's "kill file" option did nothing. Tried "select all" and "delete" and, much to my surprise, it seems to have worked! No more files altered after that (Wed 3:54pm) Approx 1/2 the files on my harddrive now have .MERRY appended. Removing the extra extension did nothing. Ran your decryption tool on Friday and, even though I think I was following the instructions correctly, kept getting the error message instructing me to drag a pair of files over the program. Last evening, went onto forum, and saw people were using Downloaded. Dragging a pair of files (the .docx files attached) has started the decrypter doing something. Has been running all night. 4 pairs of files, of different types, attached, along with the reports requested. Thank you. Addition.txt FRST.txt Voting Rights Cases chronological, 16-10-20.xlsx.MERRY Friends of Brennan v NC 16-04-28.docx Friends of Brennan v NC 16-04-28.docx.MERRY ginsburg umbrella.jpg.MERRY Voting Rights Booklist.pdf Voting Rights Booklist.pdf.MERRY Voting Rights Cases chronological, 16-10-20.xlsx scan_170129-084758.txt
  5. You're welcome, though I'm going to disconnect from this thread because I see there were some steps I was supposed to follow including starting my own thread.
  6. Mine's running. It's literally got tens of thousands of files to process, so no idea how long it will take, but it is running faster than I can see it. Every once in a while it pauses and I'm able to see "Status: Successfully processed," so I'm hopeful. Will update!
  7. You're not confused. You'd--hopefully--have an old file somewhere and then the same file that got encrypted. An old backup? A file you emailed to someone so you could retrieve it from your email? I gather the program is basically automatically reverse-engineering the encryption by comparing files. Y'all are brilliant.
  8. I'm jumping over to where this is posted in another topic. But I see that the decrypter was updated from v1.0.0.34 to Downloaded that and now it's doing something!!! (We'll see what happens)
  9. Same issue, though I caught the virus part way through and seem to have disabled it (ironically, but simply doing a search for the .exe filename (which showed up over 11,000 times), and then pressing "delete." That was Wednesday. No files have been modified since, but I'm getting an error when I try to use the decryption program. But I'm stuck at trying to recover files. If the files have .MERRY extensions, does that mean they're encrypted? The program asks me to "drag and drop both an encrypted file as well as its unencrypted counterpart onto the decrypter." I have plenty of files from older backups which are unencrypted versions of files that now have the .MERRY extension, but when I drag-and-drop the pairs, the decrypter asks me for permission to run, but then pops up the same error message: "The decrypter could not determine a valid key for your system. Please drag & drop..." Anybody out there able to help?