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Strange version of ACMA Ransomware file

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#1 BloominMalware


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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:28 PM



This is driving me bonkers...


A few days ago my chrome browser was hijacked in the usual way by the ACMA Ransomware. Being freaked out completely (and rather naive as I had not heard of scareware before) I used the powerbutton to switch off my laptop.


Starting up again, I disabled internet access and did a complete scan using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (which I'd installed some time earlier), which showed nothing as a threat.


I wasn't convinced and used BleachBit to clean the rest of my free space.


Browsing was fine again.


To be extra certain, I used a system restore point from earlier in the day before the browser was first disabled.


Then yesterday, the same issue again. I was able to open the specific tab in a new browser and continue using my laptop for a few more minutes. 


But then the synaptics touchpad was showing as disabled in the notification area.


Once again, I powered off and everything is fine once more.


So is there some parts of this ransomware still present in my system somewhere as it doesn't appear to be completing what it is supposed to?


Would a Refresh/Restart clean my system or would I need to create a log for you?


I am using Windows 8.1 64 bit version.


Thanks in anticipation!

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