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Creating a Windows HitManPro KickStart USB drive on a Ubuntu system


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#1 acrm

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 08:17 AM

Hello,

 

I have managed to contract "Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Ransomeware" on my laptop running Windows XP.

 

I want to create a Windows HitManPro KickStart USB drive to start the process of removing the malware.

 

My desktop PC runs Ubuntu. I have downloaded HitManPro.Exe and started it with the Windows emulator, WINE.

 

However, it does not seem to find the USB drive (I have tried several) to install KickStart on. So I am stuck!

 

Can anyone help please?


Edited by hamluis, 31 August 2013 - 08:50 AM.
No logs, moved from MRL to Am I Infected - Hamluis.


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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:23 PM

Hi

 

Are you able to boot the laptop (running Win XP) into Safe Mode / Safe mode with Networking / Safe mode with Command Prompt without the ransomware showing?


Edited by dev00790, 31 August 2013 - 12:25 PM.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:31 PM

Hi,

 

Thanks for the the suggestion.

 

However, I was warned by HitManPro documentation that that would not bypass the ransomware i.e. it would still take over as the Boot Sector was infected (I think?)

 

So, first, I fired up Windows Vista on a different partition on my desktop; and found that I could create my KickStart USB drive successfully under Windows Vista.

 

To cut a long story short, HitManPro did the job and I have got rid of the "Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) Ransomeware" from my laptop with HitManPro.

 

Many thanks. I would have tried SAFE mode if I hadn't succeeded with HitManPro.KickStart earlier.

 

Cheers.



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 07:04 AM

Ok thanks for letting us know :)


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