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#1 theunknowntech

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

So, I had a person bring in their laptop this morning.  Another FBI virus clean, no biggie.  Ive seen it a hundred times, or at least I thought I had.  I fired this one up, its windows 7, put it in safe mode, it goes white...typical.  Then the FBI Virus comes up with its screen and there are actual pictures of child pornography in three windows across the screen.  There is not enough brain bleach to help my mind at this point.  I did a cursory search on the drive to make sure there was not any actual content and so far I have come up empty, thankfully.  

 

I am wondering though if this is a common variant and if any of you have seen this one pop up?  I have never seen this virus actually post pictures of child porn and accuse the user of owning the content.  Have you folks seen this? 

 

Edit/Update:  I just had a second laptop come in with the Prism variant of this virus.  Different placement of the pictures but the same issue.  I am guessing this is becoming a "thing" now with these ransom viruses.


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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:21 PM

Hello tech and Welcome -

We do have a guide on this version also - Please read Prism Ransomware
 

Hope this helps -



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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:34 PM

Yes it does.  That is the exact virus I am seeing.  One computer, Emergency kit did fine in removing it, the other is being a problem so it helps to have that guide and just for confirmation that this is indeed a variant I have not seen yet.  Thank you for taking the time to respond.



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 04:37 AM

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:57 AM

I try to keep an up to date searchable list of the newests Virus, Spyware, & Malware Removal Guides in this topic. You can always check there.
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 07:52 PM

I had the Fbi picture on my screen a few months back and it scared the you know what out of me never had it happen before because I just got a computer this past july and no sooner I had my pc in a few weeks this fbi popped up on my screen it turned white then the fbi thing came on and then my webcam popped on by its self I knew that wasn't right as I had not touched a thing on webcam to make that come on. . and I just came ungluded so to speak I then called the pc place and they fixed my pc up and said it was loaded with mess.  my fault realy as I did not have any anti security on here.  all I had was the windows defender of which I thought it was enough.  I guess it wasn't enough.



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:14 PM


You may want to read Tips to protect yourself against malware and reduce the potential for re-infection
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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

I did read this info some time back and great info to know always good to read again.  thankyou



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Posted 16 November 2013 - 08:38 PM

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