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  1. ProducerLisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    Computer Hell Number FIVE-0
    Computer Hell Number FIVE-0It's happened. Again. Because I have Windows 10. A scareware attack. So instead of getting things accomplished this saturday, I'm scanning everything on my computer. And changing every password on it as well. Annoying...     It appears Windows 10...


    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    31/01/2017 #9 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    I don't follow blind links and scan every web site before visiting. I hate Microsoft, even though I have an email acount there (I will be changing that in the near future). I use Apple's OSX, but, I fear Apple is following in Microsoft's footsteps since Jobs kicked the bucket. In my opinion, their last good OS was "Mavericks", but, they won't let me go back, so I am stuck on crappy El Capitan.
    Milic Bogdanovic
    31/01/2017 #8 Milic Bogdanovic
    Bottom line: "be careful what you click, be careful what you keep, and be careful what you share."
    Milic Bogdanovic
    31/01/2017 #7 Milic Bogdanovic
    #6 Lisa,

    The scareware could still be there, waiting for a specific time, etc., really you need to search the registry, but I am glad that you are back up and running. If it happens again, remember to write down anything from the message, then Google, that will give you a name of the scareware and the web page may provide the name of the "scareware progname*.exe" file, then you would use that to search the registry, then you just delete it.
    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    30/01/2017 #6 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    #4 Thank you for all the great helps Milic. I scanned with spybot, caught a few things, then scanned with sophos. The 'scareware' isn't there anymore, so I believe I killed it. Something about Win 10 horrible version. Funny you mention Linux. I have a plethora of riches this christmas: my hubby got me a refurbished Dell latitude running Win 7, my favorite. I have a backup Dell, also a Latitude, exposed to a virus, but cured by IT. I'm going to put in a new HD, then start to try and learn Linux. Windows has just about pushed all the buttons I have re: each version being worse than the last!
    Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    30/01/2017 #5 Lisa (Panaccione) Vaught
    #1 Thanks Franci. It always stuns and amazes me when someone has a clever website, and either decides to "upgrade" it (Wix) or shudder...sells it to Microsoft. As we all know Microsoft hasn't a clue. I use LinkedIn as exibit A. Each day another 'little present'. I still post, because of the folks following. I do not doubt that it will not do well in the end unless they sell it back!
    Milic Bogdanovic
    29/01/2017 #4 Milic Bogdanovic

    I hope this helps.

    I use few programs that clean the windows, not my laptop or PC but fellow employees or people I work with that are not computer savvy. I do not use Microsoft Windows, as a default operating system. I use Apple Mac OS X, with Parallels virtual desktop, and have Linux and Microsoft Windows 8 installed at the moment. Due to the nature of what I do, I need access to the verity of operating systems.

    I converted few employees to Linux over the years, no issues six-plus years later, they are happy. Many have decided to go with Apple products, which I use, I do not recommend anything directly, it always your choice.

    I decided to put together few tools, that I use to clean victims laptops/PCs, here are few programs that work for me, you may use it, or you can search the web and find something better that would work for you.

    Malwarebytes (https://www.malwarebytes.com/)

    AVG (http://www.avg.com/us-en/homepage)

    SUPERAntiSpyware (http://superantispyware.com/)
    Milic Bogdanovic
    29/01/2017 #3 Milic Bogdanovic
    Depending on the issue, you may need to run all these tools from safe mode. That will allow you or give you access to laptop/PC in standard mode. I use the tools above to get control over the PC, then I use "Regedit" to make sure no malicious programs are running upon boot up, and that is where it gets a bit tricky, you need to know where to look and what you can remove. Perhaps that will be an article for future, but this is just a quick guide for anyone to be able to save money and time.

    Now, this is a tool to use after you clean the laptop or PC from unwanted malware, scare-ware, ran-somewhere, use it to make sure there are no broken links in the registry and cleans the browser cache.

    CCleaner (https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download)

    And here are few guides to help anyone get started in the cleaning process, cleaning unwanted malware, scare-ware, ran-somewhere.

    How to easily clean an infected computer (Malware Removal Guide): https://malwaretips.com/blogs/malware-removal-guide-for-windows/

    Remove Pop-up Ads from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer (Guide): https://malwaretips.com/blogs/remove-adware-popup-ads/

    How to rescue your PC from ran somewhere:

    Solution to Delete RSA-2048 encryption Ransomware from PC: http://www.removemalwarevirus.com/solution-to-delete-rsa-2048-encryption-ransomware-from-pc
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Oh oh - computer gremlins at work. I have heard and seen bad reviews on Lenovo. I just recently bought a desktop computer and as I was researching, I saw the Lenovo. I ran like the wind because of the poor reviews. And LinkedIn - are they going through a phase or what. It's one messed up site, IMO. Stay cool and glad to see you on beBee.