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    Message to backup certificate - but I don't encrypt!!!

    I had a rather odd message yesterday........ backup your encryption certificates. Now the unusual part is that I don't encrypt my data, so I am now at a complete loss.....

    I did perform the backup of the certificate, which gave me a file (which I can no longer find!). I am getting worried that I have picked up some kind of virus that will wipe out my data...... (as per your mailed story on Cryptolocker today 24 10 2013).

    Do I need to worry?

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    Try the types of data discussed in the story to see if you can open the files types mentioned. If you can you should be OK from this one.

    I would also do a complete scan using your AV of choice, and perhaps MalwareBytes.
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    "Encryption certificates" could refer to when you log on to a secure web site, such as your bank. In this scenario, it would have nothing to do with whether or not you encrypt your data.

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