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Old 03-28-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Any Windows Unlocker for Linux?


Hi All,

I am putting together my favorites to repair Windows on a bootable Xfce Fedora Core 20 (FC20) USB stick.

Kaspersky has a (slow, clunky, unsupported) live CD with a utility on it called "windowsunlocker (Windows Unlocker)". It is to unlock windows after a ransomware attack so you can remove the virus. (See what stuff you all are missing by not running Windows!)

Anyone know of a version of windowsunlocker I could run from my FC20 stick?

Many thanks,
-T
 
Old 03-28-2014, 05:55 PM   #2
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don't double post please.
https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...or-4175499829/
 
Old 03-28-2014, 09:10 PM   #3
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Do you mean two separate question on two separate issues, which is not a double post? Or did I post the same thing twice, which is a double post?

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Old 03-28-2014, 10:27 PM   #4
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It is to unlock windows after a ransomware attack so you can remove
only if it is the old botched ( they REALLY botched it ) messed up rsa 1024 ransomware

the one that is easily unencrypted because they messed it up

the fixed version using the fixed rsa 1024 and 2048 encryption

zero out the drive including the mbr and reinstall

SystemRescueCD
-- a great tool
http://www.sysresccd.org/SystemRescueCd_Homepage

and the current Knoppix 7.2.0
http://www.knopper.net/knoppix-mirrors/index-en.html

and Photorec
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec

the only 3 things one really needs
 
Old 03-28-2014, 11:29 PM   #5
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You could try backing up your data. That way it's safe from any attack.
OK, so that's a bit preachy but honestly all machines will fail and data will be lost.
 
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:22 AM   #6
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Do you mean two separate question on two separate issues, which is not a double post? Or did I post the same thing twice, which is a double post?
Sorry, all I read was the "I am putting together my favorites to repair Windows on a bootable Xfce Fedora Core 20 (FC20) USB stick." and saw it as a double-post.

Why are you re-inventing the wheel? There are numerous Linux utility CDs and outright utilitarian distributions (Live CDs) for such activity.
 
Old 03-29-2014, 02:48 PM   #7
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Also bartsPE and such. I agree with a good backup.

The issue is more why this app has attacked your system too.
 
  


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