The virus I have hijacks my computer and demands a payment. It appears to be a new version of the virus, because the layout and graphics don't match any I've seen yet online, and it also mentions something about the police having signed an agreement on December 4th with anti-virus software companies, in an effort to fight crime. It also says that if I don't pay within the next 48 hours, I will no longer be able to pay the fine and will be the subject of criminal prosecution, etc. From what I understand, this is a recent development in this type of virus. My computer is able to start in Safe Mode, including Safe Mode with Networking, but when I start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking, I am not able to connect to the internet - it tells me that there are no networks available. I scanned the whole computer with Malwarebytes, but unfortunately it was out of date by 68 days, and it didn't find anything malicious. AVG doesn't even want to scan, and I don't have anything else with which I could scan the computer. I would be very grateful if you would help me with this problem. I won't mind it if a System Restore is necessary - even if all my documents and files were wiped, I would be happy just to be able to use the computer in normal mode again, frankly.
Thank you for your time.
EDIT: I'm using Windows 7, by the way.
Edited by whatafinefellow, 09 January 2013 - 12:18 AM.