HAMPDEN - A new computer virus is spreading, and local experts have issued a warning.
The Crypto Locker virus can encrypt individuals' pictures and documents, leaving them potentially worthless.
The owner of Computer Doctor of Hampden, Kevin Bellerose, says the ransom ware infects computers, telling the device owner they must pay a $300.00 fee within usually 72-hours to obtain an encryption key, or else all of their files will be forever damaged.
If you think your computer may be infected with the virus, you can call the Computer Doctor at 862-7019.
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