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FBI ATTENTION...locked out and Windows 8

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Raw, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Raw

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    FBI ATTENTION...locked out of one of my pcs and that one runs Windows 8 Pro.

    I went to Johnnyguru.com and I suspected something was going on that was funny.
    I got some strange pop-up while there and didn't catch it when it appeared, it was too fast.
    Next thing I know I get this goofy FBI lock out- my pc's blocked screen.
    And they claim I need to send money to someplace called MoneyPak.

    How do I get into Control Panel to remove this file from start up again, BEFORE the damn machine locks while trying?
     
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    Ever heard of Safe Mode?

    I would start there.
     
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    I'd format. Whatever you do, don't pay them a cent.
     
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    You can also run Kapersky Rescue Disk which is free. That will get any nasties that made it to your MBR. After you get her cleaned up. Back up your stuff and format. Once your reinstall everything install an anti-virus BEFORE you put back on your backed up stuff.
     
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    Search FBI/Moneypak virus- I had to format and reinstall everything on a friends machine due to this damn thing. There is supposed to be a way to remove it but the format/reinstall seemed quicker after reviewing what needed to get done....

    P.S> I think it blocks out safe mode too :shadedshu
     
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    Kapersky Rescue Disk next time man. It nukes the hell out of it and allows you back into the OS.
     
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    Ever hear of WIndows 8?

    I can't get to safemode...

    Not that I can figure out how to.
     
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    Just boot from the Kapersky disk man.
     
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    I don't even try to boot into infected systems (just gives it a window to invite more malicious friends on). I pull the drive and plug it into an uninffected system ("Take No Action" to autoplay), get the data off, then beat it with the stupid stick (full NTFS format). I haven't met a virus this didn't work on.
     
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    The bad news is that MSE which runs by default with Win 8 didn't catch the FBI.
     
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    I got this crap before on Win 7 machines, it was no problem removing it with 7.

    It was some start up feature in Control Panel somewhere.

    But WIn 8?
    No clue...
     
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    backup/format, go back to 7

    why use an OS you cant even figure out.
     
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    Might be a zero day variant, with that being said he clicked on something because it installed. Java expolits normally re-route. You don't just get the "FBI" by going to a website.
     
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    And where's UAC then? Is FBI so elusive?
     
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    Its because java sucks donkey balls and swallows.

    Unless you have a "clean room" where you can isolate and clean a PC for mat and reinstall from disk.
     
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    This isn't the fbi, you've got a virus.

    Pull your hdrive out, place in external case and use someone elses machine to reformat or do it with install disc.
     
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    Normally those things screen the UAC window as "Click here to Cancel Installation" or it pops open a "pop up window" in your browser. When you click on the close icon its really giving the go ahead in the UAC. You think you are just closing a window but you are really installing something.
     
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    you have no other alternative but to burn your house down and start over with a new life.
     
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    or mybe get a bootble linux on a usb drive and use that to format ur harddrive..
     
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    If I remember correctly I just typed johnnyguru into the address bar and it didn't start right up, it took me somewhere else so I quit IE and searched for johnnyguru and loaded it that way, through search, to the johnnyguru.com site.
    I was in there for maybe 5 minutes and a popup flashed by.
    Next thing I know....FBI bs.

    I bought and installed the $14.00 online thing Win 8 a few weeks ago, I'm STILLLLLL waiting for my ordered backup CD.
    I was supposed to be delivered in 4-8 days, per WIndows Support.
    I don't even have a way to reload the system now, until the cd arrives.

    Actually I called them this AM and asked about the delivery.
    They said it looks like it was shipped out but thay would re-ship a different expedited CD to me.
    I couldn't actually understand the guy very good as he had a real strange Indian???? accent but I did hear that much.

    As I've had some time to play with Win 8 now, I really don't like it
    I think I'm just going back to good old Win 7 and forget it.
    There are a few issues with 8 I don't like.
    That machine runs a security camera system for my home and it's flakey.
    Some days it works just fine, some days it doesn't work at all.
    Everytime Win 8 updates itself it wipes out my security card drivers and I have to reload them.
    Also, I see zero speed improvement anywhere using anything, and it's flat out ugly looking.
    NOW, I find out I can't even get to Safe Mode????
    FFSakes

    Don't get me wrong, I used it daily and it almost grew on me. I also had the demo Win 8 back when it came out.
    It's not a bad OS, just not to my liking.
    And this issue broke the camels back for me.
     
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    Thanks, I'll forward that to my insurance guy and my priest and see if they think that would work.

    :toast:
     
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    My dad's work PC got this a couple months ago, MSE never found it. Avast did but was unable to remove the rootkit, but blocked it from phoning home at the least. I would love to install Avast on the computers of clients but I know I can't rely on them to re-activate the software every year (which is dumb, the program is free ffs).

    Windows 8's lack of a cut to the chase method of getting to Safe Mode is dumb. Your computer has to "not be able to boot up" a few times to even get to the Advanced Startup Options menu, and even then most of the time it just rolls back all your crap that didn't even cause a problem because you overclocked too hard or installed a dodgy driver. No idea why Microsoft changed that so much and removed the F8 options for computer professionals.
     
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