Solved testing a ransomware on a virtual pc, funny. i need help

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December 14, 2015 at 03:03:26
Specs: Peppermint 5, 1.5ghz cpu, 3.5gb ram, 1366x768 display
ive come across a file through an unknown email and my antivirus detected it as infected. i just love to play with viruses, so i put it in my virtual pc (win xp sp2) and backed up a single exe file from the root of the C drive, and i ran the infected file.
Yeah i really did.
the system got infected, all my files encrypted and showing this screen -
"Warning! Obscene child pornographic images have been found on your computer. The distribution of such filth is illegal and is shameful in oursociety. As such, you will be fully prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We will report this to the police if you don’t give us your log in credentials within 24 hoursto remove the child pornographic content."
i was like fall hard on the floor laughing, its a virtual pc for gods sake :D
the backup of my exe file "its named test.exe" is safe and now i also have the infected test.exe but its not running.
I need to compare the code inside both the files and compare the dissimilarities that makes the latter infected. u get my grip?
u think m crazy? thank you :D its actually what i do. but idk how to do it for a ransomware encrypted file. i assume it to be ransomware though, im not sure.
Any comments? any help? wanna curse my craziness? ure welcome :)

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December 14, 2015 at 03:57:13
I don't think that anyone here is irresponsible enough to give you advice on running ransomware files.

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December 14, 2015 at 07:46:59
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I'm not sure what you're asking. Are you asking for assistance in disassembling the virus? If so, just do what you normally do. Are you asking for assistance in looking at the now encrypted files? If so, you're mostly SOL, as the files are now encrypted.

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December 14, 2015 at 12:13:45
It's quite a common form of Ransomware - mentioned in the text here:

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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December 16, 2015 at 03:54:52
i think i solved it myself. theres no way a file can be got back after encryption. so i had to reinstall my xp again. thanks by the way for your answers :)

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