Has your computer ever been hit by ransomware?

by compound complex 5 Replies latest jw friends

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    'You have broken the law and must pay a fine (to us).' Scam purports to be FBI.

    Computer is locked up totally.

    Any experience? What does it mean that a website (otherwise legit) has been compromised?


  • Crazyguy

    Its a scam dont do anything it wants, it will lock up your computer. I was able to turn off my computer and load up a anti virus software of my choice and it fixed it but its a hard one to get around while trying to get software to work. You may have to turn off computer more then once.

  • cofty

    Can you do a system restore from safe mode?

  • Witness My Fury
    Witness My Fury


    Moneypak virus removal is what you are after...

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    Thanks, Crazy, cofty and WMF:

    Am attempting safe mode. Yes -- it's a moneypak deal. Good thing it was the spare computer. Went to a "normal" site and WHAM!!!

    Appreciate your help! It was scary at first. Just another driveby, as they call it.


  • jookbeard

    twice its got me, first time I paid to get it removed , second time I banged the on/off button the second I saw it appear on the screen , left the laptop alone for a couple of hours and its was fine , plus updated my antivirus.

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