Got infected, it happened as i was sitting on the PC (Windows 10), i noticed a slow-down and one of the external disks had high activity, upon inspection noticed some files had the .nuclear extension. I immediately pulled the hard-drive out.
I have no hope of recovery, and am not paying the b@st@rds - only lost downloads which i can download again. But just want to work-out how it could have happened?
I had qbitTorrent running for weeks, no issues, no dramas happily progressing. Then i decide to download a youtube vid, went to the keepvid website, type the url, choose the download option, and the file starts downloading.
I walk away to do other stuff, come back 1 hour later to check progress of download, and it appears the PC had re-started. and looks suspicious, antivirus is off, etc. and i notice the slowdown.
I am led to think some popup ad on keepvid website was the culprit, because things started going wrong from that point.
Q. What is the most likely source, qbitTorrent or keepvid?
(i know this is opinion based, but need some expert opinions so we can all learn).