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Old 10-28-2014, 02:52 PM   #1
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hi all,
i had a popup on screen this morning referring to the abovr scam, it didnt lock my laptop but it just wouldnt close. came home this evening and restarted the laptop and it seems to have gone! is there anyway i can confirm that it has gone can i scan for it? is it doing horrible things to my laptop in the vbackground? or can i just forget about it?
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Old 10-28-2014, 03:53 PM   #2
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Do a scan. If it doesn't find anything, then don't worry about it.
If it pups pops op again, Take a snapshot of it and post it here.
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Old 10-28-2014, 05:49 PM   #3
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Its a virus and ransomware Remove Australian Federal Police virus (Ukash Scam).

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The bogus alert from the Australian Federal Police Ransom will display the following message:
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Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below. You have been violating “Copyright and Related Rights Law” (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Australia. Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 2 to 5 hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophillia anr etc.) Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Australia.
Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years. Illegal access to computer has been initiated from your PC, or you have been… Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to AUD $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of AUD $2,000 to AUD $8,00.
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Old 10-29-2014, 03:34 AM   #4
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Do a scan. If it doesn't find anything, then don't worry about it.
If it pups pops op again, Take a snapshot of it and post it here.
what should i scan with? thanks for the reply
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Old 10-29-2014, 05:08 AM   #5
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What Anti-Virus software do you have?

Other than a Anti-Virus scan, a spyware scan i also a good idea.
I wounld use Spybot
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Download the free edition. It's gonna find something. Not necessarily anything harmful. Just a heads up.
This is because i cleans up stuff in the registry. It will say it's harmful errors, but in reality they are just errors. ofcause it might also find some real threads.
I have to say it's a long time sens i have used this software. I can see they have made a huge change in the UI sense i used it.
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i donthave virus software, can you suggest a good one please?
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Old 10-29-2014, 04:09 PM   #7
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Try Avast.
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Old 10-30-2014, 07:51 AM   #9
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Maybe also run some of the tools from Setishock's toolbox except for the blackviper tools which is for more advanced users PC Cleanup Toolbox
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Usually, crap like that just locks up your browser using some neat java tricks.
If it did not show back up, and has not come back by now, then that is all you encountered.
A lot of ransomware actually goes so far as to encrypt your personal data, or just cover your system with an always on top window, ect... If that where happening, then I would be worried as that can be a bit harder to remove. As it stands, you look ok right now.

Source: I am 24 (will be 25 in december) and have been removing malware sense I was 9. So Lots of experiance lol
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