Recently I have come over a huge amount of people infected with ransomware. Being in Canada we usually get the RCMP Ukash virus. At first it was no biggie, boot to safe mode and get it out but recently this ransomware has mutated into something NASTY.
It now kicks in safemode and completely disables any PC use. Even running explorer.exe in command prompt turns it on. The only solution outside of reformatting I have found is to perform a system restore via the command line, reboot the PC in safe mode, run malwarebytes and then reboot to run malwarebytes full scan again to remove it.
Has anyone else come up against this nasty mutation?
Have you been able to remove it outside of reformatting?
Also how can we educate people regarding this ransomware to help stop infections?