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    Default Anyone seen "Randomware" Virus? FBI Lock

    My 10 year old son was messing around on the computer when it locked up and a screen popped up that said it was the FBI. It said he was doing something illegal and the FBI was investigating him. It even took his picture. He was scared shootless and came to me very upset.

    Anyone ever see this? Is it easy to remove? The page said he could pay $200 to solve the issue (of course).

    These people are pond scum. I'd love to beat the creep senseless. Not only for stealing from people, but what they put my kid through makes my blood boil.

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    Ive got it on my work computer, it guy has been trying to fix it for a week now

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    Thanks stinks. Shouldn't look at questionable sites at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aquasport190 View Post
    Thanks stinks. Shouldn't look at questionable sites at work.

    Says the guy who's 10yr old was on the same sites.

    Guys- try running malwarebytes, it should find and fix it. If that does not work, boot into safemode and run it that way. There is also the option of booting into safemode and running a system restore, back to before this nightmare started. There's a few different ways to skin this kat.

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    Says the guy who's 10yr old was on the same sites
    The computer has all kinds of parental filters on it. He was on Google images.

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    Hit the power button and start pressing F8 to start the computer in safe mode. Download Malware Bytes & Super Anti Spyware from download.cnet.com. Run a scan with both of those programs. Reboot and you should be good. I am not sure what AntiVirus you are running but my computer had been running great since I started using Eset security on the advice from one of my techy friends. It runs antivirus and also protects you from malware etc. Goodluck!

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    I've been using Bitdefender for a few years now. $30 per year for up to 3 computers. Never have any issues. Also, you can download Web of Trust that shows color coded icons that indicate the safety level of sites when surfing.

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    Thanks. I'll try that. I wish the people that created these viruses would be caught and caned.

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    Default Hacker Swartz killed himself instead of going to jail for 30yrs

    Quote Originally Posted by aquasport190 View Post
    Thanks. I'll try that. I wish the people that created these viruses would be caught and caned.
    Now his buddies are Hacking Gov websites. Dangerous out there guys...

    Hackers claiming to be members of the Internet activist group Anonymous took over the website of the U.S. Justice Department's Sentencing Commission early this morning, and the defaced site remains offline as of this article's writing.
    The attackers claimed the hack in the name of Aaron Swartz, an Internet activist in his own right who committed suicide mid-January. Swartz was to have appeared in court in April to face a number of felony charges related to his involvement in downloading millions of academic articles from the online archive JSTOR.

    http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2414744,00.asp

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