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I got hit with ransomware.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by teumessian_fox, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. teumessian_fox

    teumessian_fox

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    I got popups and whenever I tried to go to a PC repair site it redirected me to their site. That stuff is vicious!

    But reformatting and reinstalling was a major pain. I've never done it on that computer and even though it's a Dell (Latitude D830), and even though I've got four Dell computers in the house, every single one of them reinstall differently.

    It took me two days.

    I hate those guys whoever they are.
     
  2. TheExplorer

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    That sucks. Got something recently and it took roughly 9 hours to restore everything and patch the OS and AV.
     

  3. youngdocglock

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    Ill help you out :)

    Press CTl+ALT+DEL

    then Open task manager

    Once that is open click "processes"

    Look through the list for the largest running process. like 102k. This will be your virus, it will also share a common name. Click END PROCESS.

    This will shut down the file that it has infected. Thus allowing you to go here.

    www.malwarebytes.org

    Download the program. Update and then run a full scan. and follow instructions. This will remove the virus :-D

    Your welcome in advance :)
     
  4. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    They've had that very basic solution beat for a long time now. If you can get to task manager at all then typically what you see is several strange processes that protect each other. If any one detects that another has been killed, it respawns it. This happens so fast you can't possibly kill them all and break the cycle manually.
     
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  5. Hawkeye16

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    This is correct. The best solution is to get a Mac ;)


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  6. hamster

    hamster NRA Life Member

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    Thats like trading your Corvette for a pedal car because you don't like the price of tires. :tongueout:
     
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    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    The easiest solution is to stop surfing porn from a Windows box.

    :supergrin:
     
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  9. Detectorist

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    Open carry of a Mac would have prevented this.

    Your Latittude laptop may have a lifetime tech support warranty.
     
  10. youngdocglock

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    In that case in processes when you find the huge file, you left click and then click "show file location" and hand delete it. Cant respawn whats not there :-D haha

    There are about 20 ways to hand remove virus's without software, just need to know the map through the file process to get there safely without deleting any EXE files that will cause your computer to go kerput.
     
  11. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    I would likely not be able to be on jury (where defendent struck one of these folks)
    Right now my computer is slower then the MECC system was. I type and type andt then take a break. Soon the screen catches up with me... NOT looking forward to finding/trying to fix this crap.
     
  12. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    And then the other process(es) redownload it.

    Trust me, I get what you are saying. I've hand removed these suckers plenty of times. The average user simply doesn't stand a chance against them. They've gotten so devious.
     
  13. woodasptim

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    Even if you use something like unlocker to delete the file which is usually locked, it's very common for the other malware exe's to regenerate it then run it.
     
  14. ted1

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    To funny lmao.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
     
  15. Geko45

    Geko45 Smartass Pilot CLM

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    I have even seen malware register copies of itself with Windows File Protection such that when you try and get rid of the file(s) Windows itself puts it back in an instant.
     
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    Once you get your Apple make sure you are aware that MAC's are not susceptible to PC malware/virus's but they are certainly susceptible to MAC malware/virus's such as Flashback/Flashflake.

    Stay safe.
     
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    That's crazy talk!!! :steamed::steamed::steamed:
     
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    i would love to choke the pencil neck's that do this crap.....
     
  19. Glock20 10mm

    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Better yet... use Linux to sandbox Windows to protect it from mean people on the interwebs.
     
  20. aspartz

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    I seem to remember dealing with that at 110 baud.

    ARS