Hi, last night my PC got infected by ransomware, something to do with the Kent Police a fine of 200 for illegally downloading. The ironic bit was, I was reading Computer Active and trying out various sites they suggested to stop the Uk/USA government snooping on me. I was on ixquick when the ransomware notice popped up. Immediately I rebooted the PC and tried to get into Safe Mode. No matter which option I tried, nothing would boot up in Safe Mode. I thought if I could get into Safe Mode I'd just use System Restore.
Anyway I followed some advice downloaded, burned to disk (usuing my daughters laptop), and used Microsoft's Security Essentials Offline. I did a full scan which took around 3 hours. After it finished I restarted the PC but now it won't do anything. All I get is one beep, then a black screen. No messages, etc. Before using Security Essentials at least the PC would boot up until the Ransomware screen took over.
I've tried Hirens Boot Disk, I've even tried using an XP disk to repair or reinstall, but that gets nowhere either. Just a message saying EMM386: Warning: Address line A20 already enabled. Frame = D000 Kb=.
So am at a total loss as to how to get functional again.
Anyone any ideas?
Edited by hamluis, 27 June 2013 - 02:47 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected - Hamluis.