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.
Have a look at the link for additional information,
And a removal thread just for information,
Here is a link that might be useful: ransomware
This post was edited by zep516 on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 12:01
Many thanks Zep516. Is there any way to block this virus from shutting down computer?
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
Here is a link that might be useful: rkill
This post was edited by zep516 on Sun, Aug 4, 13 at 15:41
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.