Homeland Security Virus Removal

jamesntnAugust 4, 2013

Does anyone have information on removing the subject virus? I cannot log on with safe mode and I have windows 7. I know two people who have put their computer in the repair shop to have this virus removed at a cost of $150.00.

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zep516

Hi jamesnth,

Have a look at the link for additional information,

And a removal thread just for information,

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/490060/homeland-security-ransom-ware-virus/

Here is a link that might be useful: ransomware

This post was edited by zep516 on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 12:01

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 11:29AM
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jamesntn

Many thanks Zep516. Is there any way to block this virus from shutting down computer?

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 3:04PM
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zep516

You have a very difficult ransomware Trojan that's doing that, you would need to visit a malware removal forum or take it in for repair,

You can try rkill and that may work to stop it from shutting down the computer, but you will need to a lot more work after that to entirely remove this nasty.

You may need to put rkill on a usb drive using a good computer, then transfer that usb drive to the infected one.

Here's another thread where this topic is discussed

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/331186-homeland-security-malware/page__p__2308365__hl__homeland+security+virus__fromsearch__1#entry2308365

Here is a link that might be useful: rkill

This post was edited by zep516 on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 15:41

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 3:21PM
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owbist

Go to Kaspersky and click the 'Distributive' button on the right side to download Kaspersky's Recue Disk. burn this to a CD. Enter you BIOS and set the CD/DVD player to the first drive to load on startup. Insert CD and follow along. You'll need to look close in a couple of places as the writing tends to be a bit small.

This will load a Linux program that will run the computer, seek updates from Kaspersky then run a full scan of your computer.

A small challenge perhaps but it is free and effective.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2013 at 9:57PM
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