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13 January 2013 @ 11:13 am
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About 10:30 Am. Playing Fallout:NV. My screen goes bonkers and I see a screen with an FBI logo claiming the use of my computer has been locked for one of three reasons. It shows the Greendot MoneyPak logo and a list of store brands and a small input box...and a demand for $350 within 72 hours. Well hey, guess what? The FBI would NEVER ask for money this way. They're more of the Show Up At Your Door type.

I can't alt-tab out of it, I can't alt+f4 it, I can't ctrl+alt+delete it, and I can't get at the Task Manager. Oooh, threatening. Well hello, I do believe this is the most obvious virus I've ever seen. FBI Moneypak its called. Or Ukash Virus. I'm stuck in Safe Mode just so I can do cleaning and it looks like it deleted my Restore Points so I have to do this cleanup job the hard way. >_>

So glad I'm reinstalling this week once that SSD shows up. Why didn't Avira detect this damned thing? Oh wait, it pre-emptively shuts off realtime protection and then the av software itself before it does this. Well fuuu >_<

Get. Off. My. COMPUTER! *grabs shotgun*

EDIT #1
Oh, and it disabled my antivirus's web protection and realtime protection to the point that, now that I got rid of the virus and its registry edit, my AV is effectively a cripple. The disabled features return errors when I try to turn them back on.

EDIT #2
Oh, it seems that cleaning this crap off my system has restored system restore, so I have my save points again. Totally going to need to scan those too if I can.
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Tim Miller: doinkshachihoko on January 13th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC)
Ouch. Glad you managed to burn the infection back out. Hopefully it sticks.
Amateur Photographer? Or technogeek? You decide!markmccloud on January 13th, 2013 05:34 pm (UTC)
There's no telling if it will stay out. Since my normal AV was crippled, I needed an alternative offline scanner. However, now I've got installers for three different offline scanners so if it does come back, Safe Mode should be able to get me into those and smack it with the Sera-Chan Ban Hammer of Fire Spin (tm).