How to remove CryptoWall Virus - virus removal steps (updated)

Encountered the Cryptowall virus today

Today at work I encountered a computer with a variant of the "Cryptowall" virus.
Basically, it takes the common files on your computer (jpegs, .doc, pdf and similar), encrypts them and then holds them hostage until you pay the ransom.
The instructions mentioned the TOR browser and online it's often said they want the payment in bitcoin.
I'm not a proper IT technician so I couldn't do much for the poor guy who just lost many valuable files but the more I read about it, I felt it was an equal part scary and brilliant.
It also struck me as very cyberpunk, hence why I'm posting it here. The very idea of locking down somebody else's files, with only you having the key, and then proceeding to make them pay a big sum of money to get their stuff back just felt so incredibly high tech, low life to me.
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Digital Artist: Back Up Your Artworks on an unattached external storage now.

This September seems to be the peak epidemic period of Cryptowall Ransomware and all of its numerous variants.
CryptoWall is a file-encrypting ransomware program that was released around the end of April 2014 that targets all versions of Windows.
When you are first infected with CryptoWall it will scan your computer for data files and "encrypt" them using RSA-2048 encryption so they are no longer able to be opened.
There is no known utility to decrypt RSA-2048 encryption without the private key held as ransom by the evil virus writer. Brute force decryption approach would take around 100 years to decrypt a file.
Once the infection has encrypted the files on your computer drives it will open a Notepad window that contains instructions on how to access the CryptoWall Decryption Service where you can pay a ransom to purchase a decryption program.
The ransom cost starts at $500 USD and after 5 days goes up to $750 with the cost increasing again after another 24 hours to a maximum ransom of $1,500 USD. This ransom must be paid in Bitcoins and sent to a Bitcoin address that changes per infected user.
Besides your local hard drives, it attacked all mapped network drives and all external storage devices attached to your computer (flash drive, USB external hard drive, thumd drives, USB sticks... everything You name it). This virus also encrypted files on your Cloud backup such as Dropbox drive or Google drive too.
It slips by Anti-virus and anti-trojan software on your pc without any detection (The new CryptoWall samples were not detected by any of the 55 antivirus products used on the VirusTotal website when they were discovered Sunday), so more often than not when You found out about the virus, all your files on all your drives have already been encrypted.
Some digital artists have lost all their artworks by not having a reliable unattached incremental back ups or having an unreliable external backup drive which was attached to the pc at the time so the back up was also encrypted.
All your personal documents and artworks could be wiped out in around 2 hours. On the average it takes only around 2 hours to encrypt a 2 terabyte drive.
Please digital artists, back up all your artworks on a reliable external hard drive and disconnect it from your computer after a successful back up and store it in a safe place.
Info about this scary virus
Regards,
:)
DL ( I have just lost all my drawings without backup) :)
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New and need to buy now if possible.

I apologize if we are skipping some rules for the sub but we are at work and we have had the cryptowall virus. We are going to pay the ransom - yes we know the risks, sadly it's where we are with this thing. None of us have used bitcoin and we have set up probably 10 accounts by now but have yet to be able to simply purchase any using a card. Either the verifcation takes days or simply cards are not an option. If someone (with a good rep) would like to sell us some we will gladly pay including some fee that an exchange would have charged. Thanks!
If someone can decrypt these files we would simply just pay you.
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Paying Cryptowall in Bitcoin

Hey guys!
Unfortunately, I write you with bad news and in hopes for a quick solution... A guy at work picked up the cryptowall virus and he needs to pay the ransom by Saturday. I want to help him out and make sure that he gets his files without getting ripped off.
I have been to coinbase and found that it could take up to a week to get approved to start buying bitcoins and receive them in my wallet. I am looking at coin cafe right now and it looks like I can go to a Bank of America and just pay them...
So the solution I'm really looking for here is a way to buy about $500 of bitcoins (1.56BTC) the fastast way possible. (I dont live in New York) I would much appreciate any helpful suggestions, personal experiences or insight on coin cafe or other bitcoin sellers.
Thank you so much!
EDIT: I paid the bastards! I used circle. But note, they only allow you to withdraw $500 a week and that put me just shy of what I needed to send to get the decryption software. So luckily I had some bitcoins in another wallet I could make up the difference.
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