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originally posted by: Informer1958
a reply to: trollz
I had this happened to me about a year ago. I was completely lock out of my computer, did the CTRL+ALT+DELETE nothing happened.
I couldn't shut down the computer. I had to turn off the power to shut down the computer then I rebooted and was back to the lockout screen.
The Malware virus had a message for me to pay them to unlock my computer, of course I did not comply to their demand.
The next day I brought my computer to Best-buy and told them to wipe out the hard drive and formatted it, partition it, and install windows.
Yes it cost my $100.00, however I was not going to let Malware extort money from me. What they are doing is illegal and the FBI turns a blind eye.
I have bought two virus programs and one of them is strictly for Malware, updated every week and I have no more problems.
The FBI guy was referring to the more recent editions of ransomware. These are serious pieces of kit that are currently unbreakable in terms of recovering files.
originally posted by: Bybyots
Would it be too much to ask for which members it would be a hardship to immediately change out their OS in the case of attack by ransomware?
I mean, it would be interesting to get a rough idea of how many folks reading this would feel totally stuck.
BTW this question comes from a place of compassion, not ridicule.
Thanks In Advance,