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Your Computer Has been Blocked! Must pay $500! Help.


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#1 bosanci28

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 09:40 PM

Hello Everyone,

 

Today one of my friend got infected with some kind of  Ransomware , and they are asking for $500! see attached picture.

 

http://prntscr.com/6km4xa

 

Now is there a away to remove that? and to recover all the files? he has pictures,documents,etc witch he said are important , but he does not want to give any money to 

ha****ers! 

 

The system is a windows 7 .

 

Thank you for any advice on this.

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Posted 23 March 2015 - 10:19 PM

Hello bosanci28:

An Administrator/Moderator will likely move your topic to a more appropriate sub-forum soon.

Although the malware/ransomware that infected your friend's system can be mitigated, I'm sorry to say the files being ransomed are almost certainly lost without paying the ransom demand.

 

Please ask your Malware Removal Helper to recommend one of the many ransomware protection applications for your friend.

I'm sorry! :(


Edited by 1PW, 23 March 2015 - 10:28 PM.

All viruses are malware but not all malware are viruses and if the malware doesn't self replicate it just isn't a virus.


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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:19 AM

I doubt the files are locked. That just looks like your typical modified FBI warning malware. Doesn't look like a file encrypting Variant. Could be wrong though.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 05:20 AM


Grinler (aka Lawrence Abrams), the site owner of Bleeping Computer created the following guide for dealing with some types of ransomware infections using HitmanPro to create a HitmanPro kickstart USB drive: Your computer has been locked Ransomware Removal Guide using HitmanPro.Kickstart
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Posted 24 March 2015 - 02:30 PM

Thank you for those links! Will read once i get home from work.

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Posted 24 March 2015 - 04:22 PM

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 07:43 PM

Got all sorted out with hitmanpro! paid version.

 

Thank you all for this nice advice.

 

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 08:11 PM

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