Windows 7 New take on an old Boot Sector Virus

Discussion in 'Windows Security' started by Trouble, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

    Nov 30, 2009
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    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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