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Virus and Virus Punishment


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BillyBoru

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Today I recieved my first virus in a while. I belive it was the internet security 2010, but let me give you the low down. It started to run a virus protection program on my cpu and tried to masquerage as an anti virus program from microsoft. I cancelled the program and tried to go online to download malware bytes and was stopped with a screen saying there was a security issue on my computer and I needed to purchase their program to remove it. BLACKMAIL. So I ran McAfee and it removed the program, but now none of my programs would run, they kept asking me what program I would like to use to open the program. I just restarted in safe mode and did a restore and that fixed the problem.

Now to the reason of this post. Are these virus people punished? I mean I know who wrote it, the ones that want me to buy the program, so how do we report them? I wish I was a computer wizard and could punish these people with some of their own medicine.
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rshaffer61

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Sorry Malwarebytes is free as you can see HERE on the left they have a free download. It does not include everything a paid version does but we use it quite effectively here.
Second if you are having the issues you stated then you probably are still infected.
Thirdly I suggest you go to the Malware Removal and Spyware Removal Forum and run all the steps located in the
START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own.
If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post the reguested logs in THAT forum.
If you are unable to run any of the tools then start a new topic in the malware forum and put this in the subject line...I am unable to run any malware tools

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

Add a link to this topic so that malware tech can see what steps have been taken here
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