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Soca ransomware: unable to boot from USB?


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#1 Jamie99

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 02:50 AM

Hi,

Cross posted from here:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/539032/soca-ransomware-unable-to-boot-from-usb/

I am currently trying to remove the Soca ransomware from my netbook. It is a Samsung Nc110. I've downloaded the HitmanPro virus scanner onto a bootable USB stick. However, it seems that the NC110 does not like to boot from the USB without fiddling in the BIOS. I've fiddled a bit and changed it so that booting from USB should be first priority, but whenever I go to the Boot Screen by holding Esc at startup, it doesn't detect the USB stick. I'm sure there's so,etching very obvious eluding me... Help!

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-serios-organised-crim-agency-ransomware

Update: I followed the guidance, but where I am stuck is booting with a USB from the Bios screen, as described above. It seems to be a particular problem for the samsung Nc110 netbook. Any ideas? Apologies as I am not sure which forum this is most suitable for!

Edited by Jamie99, 26 June 2014 - 02:50 AM.


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Posted 26 June 2014 - 04:55 AM

Hi there,
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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:04 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.

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