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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:29 pm 
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Android like double posts though.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:59 pm 
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Ah, yes, I'm familiar with that one. A friend of mine got it from opening a false FedEx mail. Avast lighted up like a christmas tree, but the next second he had the local version of that screen.

Seeing as his install was rather old and we were planning a hard drive upgrade anyway, we went for a full format and a new Windows install.
That's the beauty of backing up your data on a regular basis. If something happens, no need to mess around with safe mode and all kinds of tools. Just format the thing and get it over with.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:09 pm 
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I wanna format my comp but aint got a clue what im doing tbh. Any pointer


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 7:57 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
warpedboy2 wrote:
Yep, system restore will put that right.


For a while.

Here's how to get rid of it permanently (without resorting to thermite).

http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-ukash-virus


I suspect Thermite is more fun though....we use it a fair bit at work, never fails to impress. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:21 pm 
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FMJ wrote:
warpedboy2 wrote:
Yep, system restore will put that right.


For a while.

Here's how to get rid of it permanently (without resorting to thermite).

http://www.2-viruses.com/remove-ukash-virus


I reckon the most effective way to protect your computer is t not go to any dodge sites in the first place. You'll save yourself a lot of time and bother that way...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:26 pm 
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Charlieboy28 wrote:
not sure what you were doing but going by the residue on the screen someone needs to see a doctor :shock: :shock: :shock:


My wife's friends run a computer repair shop, they get to see all sorts of stuff that folks download + virus. One customer was adamant that he typed in CBT to get motorcycle lessons - did he have to click on all the search results though?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 8:56 pm 
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It is perfectly possible to encounter annoyances like this without visiting any 'dodgy' sites.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:53 pm 
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highlandsflyer wrote:
It is perfectly possible to encounter annoyances like this without visiting any 'dodgy' sites.


That's true, I hadn't "visited " any websites specialising in "gentleman's special interests" for several days prior to getting this virus. :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:00 pm 
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My brother got the e-crime ransom-ware on his lap top and I managed to get rid of it with one of the free tools, but I can't remember which it was now.

However, as well as your anti-virus software and firewall protection you can also help protect your PC from some malware and tracking sites by modifying your PCs host file as detailed here: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm

It's essentially a list of tracking sites and other unwanted and unnecessary sites which it points to your own PCs address, so that it doesn't actually try to contact the remote address with all the unwanted cookies, malware, trackers etc.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:38 am 
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Well we were checking out celebs home vids not the exact words that got typed in was some thing to do with a X factor judge :roll:

Any way just got my pal back same site same vid same result :lol: see what his missis has to say freinds ayy whod av em :wink:


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