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FBI Moneypack - can't reboot into safe mode


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#1 tnbagwell

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 12:04 AM

Sigh. Looks like I got nailed. I have an ASUS netbook I don't use that often running Windows XP. I run MSE on it regularly. Still, I just went to wake it up and it was showing the FBI Warning page regarding illegal software and how to "pay the fine." I re-booted, and it immediately goes to a blank white screen with "Navigation to the webpage was canceled".

It won't let me re-boot into safe mode, and it doesn't run long enough before freezing on the white screen for me to run an antimalware program.

I just managed to squeak in fast enough to run ipconfig/all. The DNS numbers actually appear to be okay, so it's not DNS Changer. A helpful person on another forum identified it as FBI Moneypack and directed me here. I tried following the directions elsewhere on the site, and am stuck.

It won't let me reboot into safe mode. I tried F8 with no success, so I went into msconfig and checked 'SAFEBOOT', still with no success. "We apologize for the inconvenience, but Windows did not start successfully. A recent hardware or software change might have caused this."

Being a netbook, there's no drive, just USB ports. Since Windows came pre-installed, I have no boot software in any case.

Any thoughts?

EDIT: Ah, Reveton. That's what it is.

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

Edited by Animal, 10 August 2012 - 12:39 AM.


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Posted 12 August 2012 - 02:44 AM

It's been resolved with a recovery installation.




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