Files were encrypted by virus, and old (win 7) OS is gone - What Do?

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http://superuser.com – So for the past few weeks I have been planning on switching from windows 7 to Ubuntu (14.04) with windows running in a VM for whenever I need it. 2 days ago my antivirus complained to me that I had a virus, and I ignored it, figuring that it would matter 24 hours from then. Yesterday, I backed up all my files (including the AppData folder) to my external hard-drive. This morning, confident all my files were copied, I erased my old OS and started creating my ideal Ubuntu environment. At first, I din't notice anything wrong with my files, because all of my PHP files were untouched. Then I noti (HowTos)