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FBI Moneypak Virus

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#1 Hannahalise


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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:57 PM

Today I was using the Guest account on my Dell Inspiron 1520, which runs on Windows Vista Home Basic, when a screen appeared telling me I owed $100 to the FBI because I watch child and animal porn and could go to prison, yadda, yadda, yadda. Which, although looked impressively real, I automatically knew it had to be a scam, and that I would not be going to CVS or Walgreens or to any of the other stores they advertised to buy a $100 Moneypak card to fix if I had any choice. I would be completely fine with just deleting my Guest account, but unfortunately, it has several Microsoft Word 2007 documents that I had not put in my DropBox that I really need to pass my psychology class. So here I am, with little knowledge that is useful in such a situation. I'm a college kid, so I don't want to spend any money to have this fixed if I can help it. I don't know what approach I should take. Should I try to delete the virus and keep that account (that would be ideal really but I'm open to other methods) or should I try to retrieve those word documents and just dump that account? Even if I did know which approach to take I would have no idea how to perform them without instruction. I also would love to not have to redo those assignments that were left in Word on that account, they were quit tedious and lengthy. If anyone is able to help me help my laptop please enlighten me and it will be greatly appreciated!

Moderator Edit: Moved from Windows Vista to a more appropriate forum

Edited by rotor123, 15 September 2012 - 10:00 PM.

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#2 narenxp


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Posted 16 September 2012 - 02:03 AM

Login to your administrator account and run these scans



Launch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system

Click on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)

Do not change the default options on scan results



Launch it, allow it to download latest Avast! virus definitions
Click the "Scan" button to start scan.After scan finishes,click on Save log

Post the log results here


ESET online scanner

Install it

Click on START,it should download the virus definitions
When scan gets completed,click on LIST of found threats

Export the list to desktop,copy the contents of the text file in your reply

#3 Chris Appleyard

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Posted 16 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

oh and if the Ransom ware Virus will not let you download any of these.. Try Safe mode with Networking? :)

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