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  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:27:36 1,604 posts
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    Hi People,

    I need help in getting hold of a mini OS or footprint OS to remove a virus from my father-in-laws laptop. Heis laptop has been infected by some kind of Ransom Malware asking for Ł100.

    I have been watching a video on youtube on how to remove by a company called BITEC.

    I would like to know will Puppy Linux work? His Operating System is Windows XP (I am using Win 7 and my Boot CD wont work on his laptop), RE-INSTALL is not an option.
  • Deleted user 20 May 2013 20:28:57
    It'd probably be best to know exactly what malware it is first. What's the specific ransom message?
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:34:12 1,604 posts
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    @meme

    This is the Malware/Virus

    I have tried using his WinXP Boot Disk, but its a no go.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:36:28 71,648 posts
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    Try the magic fairies that came with your Titan card.
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:40:20 1,604 posts
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    @nickthegun

    1) What has that got to do with the Thread

    2) Why the Jealous Comment?
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:41:45 71,648 posts
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    1) Because you are funny

    2) Yes. Im jealous of an imaginary graphics card you pretended to own
  • freaxgamer 20 May 2013 20:47:10 1,604 posts
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    Imature and Jealous

    I ask a simple question, yet no intelligent answers yet.
  • nickthegun 20 May 2013 20:48:46 71,648 posts
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    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.
  • mal 20 May 2013 20:50:13 28,308 posts
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    Well, that's this thread well and truly derailed. Nice work :)
  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 20:54:45 89,197 posts
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  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 20 May 2013 20:55:07 31,396 posts
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    Don't suppose you've tried starting it in Safe Mode and running a fresh copy of a standalone anti-stuff client like SuperAntiSpyware downloaded on another machine? That is my only advice, and almost certainly wrong. But at least I'm trying ;)

    Edited by DFawkes at 20:56:06 20-05-2013
  • mrpon 20 May 2013 20:59:12 33,615 posts
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    I'm not sure how the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre will help you here.
  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 21:00:11 89,197 posts
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  • Fake_Blood 20 May 2013 21:00:19 7,660 posts
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    Re-install is always an option.
  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 21:03:04 89,197 posts
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  • neilka 20 May 2013 21:09:51 20,455 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Hats off for persisting with the 'jealous' thing.
    AND IMATURE NICK

    IMATURE
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:02:50 25,607 posts
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    Safe mode, system restore.

    Malwarebytes.

    done.
  • warlockuk 20 May 2013 22:12:39 19,398 posts
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    Whoa. People still get viruses?!?
  • Dirtbox 20 May 2013 22:15:35 89,197 posts
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  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:24:16 25,607 posts
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    I got a version of it last week, hilariously it uses the laptop webcam telling you that it you are being recorded by the old bill.

    Not what you want when you are hungover and knocking one out to cheerleader shower lesbians 6.
  • Load_2.0 20 May 2013 22:25:38 25,607 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    Malwarebytes is proven adware and sends browsing data back to the chinese.
    The Chinese can have it.

    BBC.
    Porn
    Eurogamer
    Porn
    Facebook
    Porn
    Rinse and Repeat.
  • mrpon 20 May 2013 22:34:03 33,615 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Rinse
    Literally, no doubt.
  • johnson81 20 May 2013 22:36:19 392 posts
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    Watching that video, Safe mode doesn't work, blue screen's all the time. Needs a boot CD of some sort but Puppy Linux doesn't seem to be able to change the registry. Worth a try to download Puppy Linux and delete the .exe file and see it safe mode works.
  • pacrifice 9 Jan 2016 20:25:22 4,164 posts
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    Hmmmm.

    What happened was, I wanted to try Firefox. Bing searched and didn't pay too much attention and clicked the first result.

    After installing, foxstart was included and ofcourse, the first result on the bing page was for an ad - "firefox with foxstart".

    Ended up uninstalling them both. Did some searches on foxstart and got lead to downloading spyhunter 4 as apparently, foxstart is/can be malware yadda yadda yadda.

    So I'm scanning with spyhunter and it detects the foxstart threat but to remove the threat, you have to buy the software for $30.

    Uninstalled spyhunter 4 and thought to use other free software.

    I've done scans with no threats found with:

    Ad aware
    Bulldog Internet Security
    Windows defender and the last one being,
    Malwarebytes

    In between trying the above software apps, I installed ccleaner and ticked for all firefox cookies, data, history etc to be deleted. Did a registry fix with it too.

    I don't want to try spyhunter again as I've come across some iffy reviews about the program but if all these other software programs report no threats, I don't need to think twice about the spyhunter results that foxstart threat was detected, right?
  • Dirtbox 9 Jan 2016 22:02:09 89,197 posts
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  • pacrifice 10 Jan 2016 11:26:38 4,164 posts
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    No you dick.
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