Windows 10: Ransomware is about to get a lot worse Solved

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       2 Weeks Ago #11

    z3r010 said: View Post
    I've just had a look and it was probably due to the fact you just posted a link, so it was binned as crap.
    Correct, it was a relatively unknown product and the download link was through an unknown and questionable download site.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #12

    The product was unknown to me, and that's exactly why I started a thread asking for others' opinions about it.
    The product's official site was in Russian, so I posted a link going to a download site in English.
    However, I just found that the official site can be changed to English.
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  3.    2 Weeks Ago #13

    Borg 386 said: View Post
    you would have to boot into the command line (provided it hasn't blocked that) & format the drive
    On another forum, someone asked me the following question:
    'Isn't it possible to boot it from a USB installer and then repair the master boot record?'

    Can anyone answer it?
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  4.    2 Weeks Ago #14

    Matthew

    They may have been referring to 'fixmbr' & other CMD MBR-repair tools that can be accessed from a Windows Install media (USB, CD).

    Here's some info about it: Restore, Fix, Repair Master Boot Record (MBR) in Windows
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  5.    2 Weeks Ago #15

    I already knew about Bootrec.exe long ago, but the problem is whether it can repair a master boot record modified by ransomware.
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  6.    2 Weeks Ago #16

    How about the /fixboot parameter within bootrec? I believe it writes a new MBR which would replace the infected MBR.
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  7.    2 Weeks Ago #17

    Hi there

    TOTAL SCAREWARE

    as I've said Many times - almost to the point of AD NAUSEAM

    1) Immediately SWITCH off computer -- don't even power down via the power off control panel --simply unplug and if using a laptop keep power off switch held until computer powers off.

    2) Restore from CLEAN backup.

    Job done.

    Don't be bullied into buying a load of "Bovine Scatology" from some of these 3rd party A/V vendors who are making a last ditch attempt to part you from your money.

    Optionally if you are MEGA paranoid you can re-format HDD before restore -- or even Hard erase with those programs that write Hex '00' to every sector on HDD.

    Things like Macrium have FREE bootable restore programs and there are a load of other (free) bootable programs that can format / secure erase / re-partition HDD's.

    I really can't see ANY need to use anything other than the standard Windows Defender PLUS HUMAN BRAIN

    SCAMS usually can't be defended by Software anyway - and NEVER EVER be lulled into a false sense of security because you've installed some A/V software that "Says 100% secure".

    All those using this pile of CRUD -- can you name a SINGLE High security Prison that NO ONE has ever escaped from. (OK people might get recaptured later - but that's a different argument).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8.    2 Weeks Ago #18

    Voyager 1 said: View Post
    How about the /fixboot parameter within bootrec? I believe it writes a new MBR which would replace the infected MBR.
    I hope this belief is true, so that things will be easier for victims.

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    1) Immediately SWITCH off computer
    The infection might have already finished before a user notices it and does the above.

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    I really can't see ANY need to use anything other than the standard Windows Defender PLUS HUMAN BRAIN
    Some idiots having no brains like me do need something else.
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  9.    2 Weeks Ago #19

    Matthew Wai said: View Post
    I hope this belief is true, so that things will be easier for victims.

    The infection might have already finished before a user notices it and does the above.

    Some idiots having no brains like me do need something else.

    Hi there

    THAT'S the whole point of booting a secure erase program from an external device to format the HDD's and then restore your backups.

    If you don't take backups - then ask yourself - should I really be using a computer. And take and check backups REGULARLY - don't do the job once and think its all over.

    It's a bit like a car driver saying why do I need a mirror - who cares what's behind me as I'm in front !!!.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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