One last thing I'd like to mention. A few days before this happened, I was on a Minecraft server....
I got disconnected and I couldn't connect to any other servers. Then a window popped up saying Windows Firewall was concerned about the program. Could this have to do with Java, or possibly lead up to this trojan?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. I appreciate it.
Best answer by RetiredTripleHelix
@shorTcircuiT @railshot The official word from @JoeJ is that WSA will protect you from Cryptolocker. Even if it runs and encrypts files, once WSA detects the virus it will replace all the encrypted files with the original unencrypted ones via its journaling feature. The only blindspot is if you have a mapped drive to a company network share - it will not be able to reverse any encryption done in there.
You can see me further elaborate on Cryptolocker and the challenges it poses to traditional antivirus in this thread: