I turned on my ASUS X551M laptop about 3:30 Sunday afternoon. It's an older laptop (3 years) that's running out of space (down to the last 12 GBs of space available after the latest Windows 10 Creator Update). I usually run both the Task Manager and my antivirus (Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete) after startup to scan the laptop and check what's running before I get going on the Internet and haven't had the slightest problem. Now, Webroot would not open and all I got was the recurring warning box:
"The procedure entry point RtlSetDeclSecurity Descriptor could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\WINDOWS\System32\advapi32.dll"
Tried to open up Windows Defender and got this recurring warning box:
"The exception unknown software exception (0xc06d007e) occurred in the application at location 0x0000000007723B802"
After that, I turned off the Wi-Fi on the laptop and turned off the laptop.
This morning, I turned on the laptop (without Wi-Fi) to find the same warnings continuing and that now none of the videos or music will play or open, each file taking a long time to respond and only with a different looking warning: "Server execution failed"
Nothing is scrambled (yet); all of the file extensions are what they should be. There's no ransom note. I might've just been lucky not to have been completely infected immediately. It seems I'm just putting off the inevitable.
Edited by brokemu, 24 July 2017 - 09:58 AM.