Running XP serv pk 3
dept of justice ransom page has popped up and taken over asking for $500
text on page says files have been encrypted, do not know for sure if that is the fact
Will not let me boot in safe mode.
tried booting from HitManPro kickstarter stick, but there software will not engage, goes thru there menu and all looks good, then boots up and the ransom page comes up, which they said it would, but then their software never engages and comes up over it
try to call up task manager and (ctrl-alt-del) it comes up split second before ransom shut it down
When trying to boot in safe mode it starts out and then scrolls a list of tech lines (which the scrolling I believe is normal) and then goes right back to the select windows star mode menu
Have not tried a system restore, but the ransom certainly has a hold on the various windows start option otherwise.
Have to get around the boot issue and maybe run from stick initially to even begin to clean up.
Go I straight to a DOS command prompt mode to at least get to safe mode?