Attempted to follow the tutorial http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-your-computer-has-been-locked-ransomware
Made the USB key fine
cleared the desk
inserted key, powered up, set to reboot to USB
Powered up - went to USB - '1'
At this point, the tutorial and I parted company...
I am running Windows 8/64
soon as Win 8 became aware, it ran a removal tool of its own... which failed. then it gave me the option to turn the PC off, or to load into Windows anyway
when I tried that... got the Ransomware (and, even better, my USB key no longer worked.
Every new attempt involves reimaging of the key... kinda annoying
So, how does someone running Win 8 fix this problem?