These snapshots may allow us to restore a previous version of our files from before they had been encrypted. This method is not fool proof, though, as even though these files may not be encrypted they also may not be the latest version of the file. Please note that Shadow Volume Copies are only available with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8. Note: Newer variants of CryptoLocker will attempt to delete all shadow copies when you first start any executable on your computer after becoming infected.
Thankfully, the infection is not always able to remove the shadow copies, so you should continue to try restoring your files using this method.
Another way of looking at it is that there are "bad guys" on both sides crowding out the "harmless" guys who would be more amenable to just pumping oil and not always demanding the Jews be driven into the ocean. but that both majorities "tolerate" the extremists in their midst because they see them as protecting them from the Other Guy's extremists. Ergo, smash the extremists, and the sane-people will be happy to take over.