Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:29 AM
First of all let me say I am quite tech savvy, and that i know my way around a computer very well. More to the point an hour ago i was simply browsing facebook, when out of nowhere, some random program was installed on my computer along with win 7 defender. Win 7 defender then started to scan my computer, and then a web page popped up and told me it had allegedly found pirated files on my computer. I then noticed that my computer had been connected to some random wireless connection, which i quickly disconnected from. From there i was able to close pop ups and force uninstall one of the programs that it installed. The problem is that now it has locked my desktop background, and displayed a picture of police tape saying do not cross and some anti-piracy thing in the middle. Here's the catch; Every time I boot into windows 7, everything has been disabled and removed from visibility, except a sole internet explorer page, exclaiming i have illegally downloaded files and that i am going to receive a subpoena in a week. If i click one the page it opens a new page asking for credit card info, name and billing address saying that i must pay for the files i have apparently downloaded, yet no real form of credentials. It also claims that it will drop this subpoena if i pay. I'm assuming this is some hardcore trojan of sorts, and am guessing i should just reinstall. Any other suggestions?
Fortunately i have Ubuntu linux installed on my computer so i was able to boot into linux just fine.