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Mandiant Ransomware Question - Does it strike immediately?


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#1 Sylar

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 10:28 PM

So our computer was recently apparently infected by some Ransomware claiming to be Mandiant or something like that.  After managing to stop the browser - I did a malwarebytes full scan.  Nothing turned up.  I was still able to use Chrome and everything else.  I shut the computer down.  It started up normally.  No ransomware appearing anywhere.  Just to be safe, I did another scan with malwarebytes, and again found nothing.

 

I'm somewhat paranoid, because I'm confused that malwarebytes didn't find anything, but given that no ransomware popped up, the computer should be fine, right?  Not infected, I mean.  Nothing is acting up.  But again, I'm kind of paranoid about this sort of thing.  It doesn't take X# of hours to pop up does it?  The lock would start right away if I was infected?  And Malwarebytes should detect it too?

 

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 64bit for the record.  



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#2 Condobloke

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 11:48 PM

G'day Sylar,

 

Have a read HERE

 

I have never experienced ransomeware of any kind, but i would imagine it would be immediate...that would be logical.

 

However, if your paranoia wont leave you alone, follow Grinler's instructions on the latter half of that page to set your mind at ease.

 

Good Luck.


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