So, I have been looking around. I AM infected. I see several reports of "The FBI Virus" that is a ransomware. I am infected with the very same thing, only I live in Canada, so they have tried to create a Canadian version of the page (only the police is not called POLIZEI in any part of Canada). It has everything blocked on my PC. I see only the warning. I have two monitors on this PC and my second screen is simply black. No links (that I am going to click), no options. No red X for CLOSE WINDOW, no toolbar, nothing. I am at the mercy of the big fake warning.
I have seen many helpful people tell those affected with this virus to get certain applications onto the infected PC using SafeMode and whatnot. A few seem to have been lucky, but as they all say... Lucky. I am not being lucky so far. I am unable to use any version of SafeMode. I have been able to boot from a repair disk and even get a DOS prompt, but I cannot run any aspect of Windows or anything. I am completely unable to get files to the infected PC.
OS: Windows 7 Home 64 bit
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials
CCleaner after any cleanup
A few things I can tell you about the behaviour of this affliction:
-It started very quickly
-reboot was very fast and so was shutdown, at the time of affliction
-now, reboot and shutdown take a long time (over a minute-ish in each direction)
-with the warning up, I usually have to manually shut down the PC
-upon attempting any version of Safemode, the blue Welcome Screen comes up, then there is a quick flicker of the black SafeMode Screen, then the blue Shutting Down Screen
-On that quick flicker of the SafeMode Screen, I can see the DOS prompt comes up and a command is executed, but it all happens too fast and I have no idea what it says
Edited by bigtrav, 25 March 2013 - 07:01 AM.