How do they want you to give them the money? They can't just post their bank data because that would give away their identity.
to use a money pack or something...it told me i could buy it at walgreens or cvs
#14Grimlink132Posted 8/17/2013 4:36:22 PM
whats this ransomware you speak of?
Its called Reveton or aka FBI money virus
Its some program that literally holds your pc ransom and will not allow it to boot into windows. It displays some warning from the fbi claiming that you have been caught uploading and downloading music, videos child porn etc etc. It states it will unless you pay $500 it will not let you boot into windows...hence holding your pc ransom.
welp that sounds annoying
#15Bigj089Posted 8/17/2013 4:41:55 PM
Yeah a friend of mine got that last year and what I ended up having to do was starting the log off process from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen but before it logged off I canceled it which took the screen away. From there I did a system restore to a point before he got it. Might not be able to do that anymore but its worth a shot. --- I hate pineapple pizza but I don't boycott pizza shops that offer that abomination.--The Liberator
#16TimePharaohPosted 8/17/2013 4:59:25 PM
Nope thankfully I'm not an idiot. --- "HE are genius, firstly." - ASlaveObeys http://i.imgur.com/SQAc17B.png
#17DCdemonic1Posted 8/17/2013 5:16:57 PM
I've had to fix several computers for people who've had this malware. I use Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10, which I have set up on a flash drive specifically for troubleshooting people's computers.
#18fataliPosted 8/17/2013 5:18:05 PM
I laughed so hard when I got a call from a client about this virus, they had one of their PCs setup at another company to make their accounting, and when the virus pop up the IT guy of that other company was freaking because he said it was really the police doing it. XD
It was obvious that the police would not ask you to pay them up with prepaid cards at a 7-11 to unlock your PC after they would find you committing a crime. I ended up tracking the origin of the virus to a porn site that one employee had been visiting. =P --- Mystery is the source of all true science.
#19AnatomyHorrorPosted 8/17/2013 5:20:19 PM
My friend told me one of his co workers got that and actually paid up....