Windows 7 New take on an old Boot Sector Virus


Noob Whisperer
Was just reading this article concerning a new version of Ransomware that seems to be emerging.
Seems to prompt with a message, that your system is locked and if you pay, they'll send you some code to unlock it.
Malware blocks booting - The H Security: News and Features
Seems like the /fixmbr switch will get your system booting again
How to use the Bootrec.exe tool in the Windows Recovery Environment to troubleshoot and repair startup issues in Windows
but it does not necessarily rid you of the potential for reinfection. You'll need to followup with a good AV solution updated to most recent signatures and possibly even delete your system restore points as it may evidently hide there as well.

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