I have just had my first experience with Ransom ware a few hours ago! I turned on my computer, decided to use Internet Explorer instead of one of my other web-browsers, then typed in www.palottery.com, then clicked enter, and that is when a message popped up stating:
"Dear Pennteledata inc. customer,
Your IP: 126.96.36.199 has been blocked
A serious malfunction has been detected with Windows Vista / Server 2008 and you IE 9.0. Please call the toll-free number below for a certified technician to help you resolve the issue.
For your safety, closing the IE browser has been disabled without support of the certified technician to avoid corruption to the registry of your Windows Vista / Server 2008 operating system
Please contact support at the toll-free Helpline 855-203-2052
DO NOT SHUT DOWN OR RESTART THE COMPUTER, DOING THAT MAY LEAD TO DATA LOSS AND POSSIBLE FAILURE OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM AND POTENTIAL NON BOOTABLE SITUATION RESULTING IN COMPLETE DATA LOSS, CONTACT MICROSOFT CERTIFIED TECHNICIANS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE CALLING TOLL FREE - 855-203-2052"
I tried closing the above message so I could see the message below, but it keeps popping back up. So I tried to time it just right so when the message window closes and right before it pops back up I was able to take a screen shot of the message window under it. I will try to enclose the screenshots of both messages.
I do not know if anything made it to my computer or not. I tried running a scan with MBAM Free and will ran 2 scans with Microsoft Security Essentials. They both turned up nothing. I even did a scan with SUPERAntiSpyware free and that only detected cookies.
My operating system is: Windows Vista Home Premium
I initially started a topic in the: "Am I Infected? What do I do?" section Here is the link to my Topic post there:
I made screenshots of the messages, but was unable to post them in the topic post I mentioned above.
Please, I need HELP IMMEDIATELY!!! I need to know if I can turn off my computer with out damaging it and if there is any "Ransom Ware" on my computer! Thank you!