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I fixed a couple laptop with these type of malware, but for me it was greendot moneypak. lol nothing malwarebyte can't handle thumb.gif
post #312 of 321
Sorry to res this semi old thread...

a friend of mine has a version of this with a message from the 'police' saying they have locked the computer because of some illegal images being viewed from it and she needs to pay £100 to unlock the computer. has anyway been found to remove this without a complete reinstall?
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That's harsh.

Does it actually decrypt if you pay? Or does it just take your money and run?

it takes your money and your personal information you've entered id imagine. Kind of a dumb virus/malware.
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Those statistics only show that for "blue collar crime", not white collar crime. Which is basically what I said in my last post. Further, I don't care about "preventing crime" so much as I am about stopping it. Murderers and Rapists are a dime a dozen. There are THOUSANDS of murders and rapes world-wide every single day. Any dweeb with a penis and gun who can do their acts. You don't run across these sort of issues with this "extortion program" every single day. Further, it takes a lot more skill and resources to do this. By putting down the 1 or 2 dogs that do this, you prevent it from happening for decades.

Bottom line, with the death penalty for this sort of thing, you will run out of criminals who do this MUCH FASTER than you will run out of murderers and rapists.


dude you act like it's so easy to find out who made these viruses... you'd have a better chance taking Michelle Obama out for Starbucks then to find out the right person who coded those viruses. Could you even imagine the trial that each "accused" hacker would go through??? YEARS and $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ money that TAX payer will be paying.
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Im pretty sure a Linux guru could solve that.
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is there any option to not allow encryption on a machine ?
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is there any option to not allow encryption on a machine ?
Yes.
http://www.foolish IT.com/vb6-projects/cryptoprevent/ without the space.
Edited by BigTree - 11/17/13 at 2:03pm
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except you lose all your personal data.

Dropbox for sensitive and high priority data.

Backups for everything else wink.gif
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I think a lot of us on this forum (especially the younger crowd) are in this boat. We grew up with this stuff around, and now it's a learned trade skill that the majority of people don't have. I definitely don't want to be watching MBAM / SAS scans for the rest of my life so I'm trying to teach myself coding / web development. I think one of the more important things we learn through this path, is not the trade skill, but how to teach yourself a skill (something that US schooling fails to teach these days).

I wonder how much longer until computer coding becomes a subject in elementary schools. I know not all have access to computers yet, but very basic coding is something you can do out on paper, and use school computer labs for the final test/debug phase.
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I wonder how much longer until computer coding becomes a subject in elementary schools.






I actually learned basic coding in elementary school in 1980.I do think it should be included in elementary school curriculum.
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