If you get the virus, hackers will threaten to destroy all your files - unless you pay up fast.
Don't let hackers steal your files and your money. I'll show you how to keep this nasty virus off your computer - and what to do if you become infected.
First, let me explain exactly how the CryptoLocker virus works.
As I mentioned, the virus is delivered in a legitimate-looking email from a company like UPS or FedEx. The message will have an attachment that's a JPEG, PDF or other common file extension. However, it might contain a malicious link instead.
If you download and open the attachment, or click on the link, a CryptoLocker installs on your computer. A message pops up demanding $100 or more to keep the virus from destroying everything on your hard drive.