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Computer locked by bogus Police threat of £100

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Two of my three comps have viruses and are treated in another thread. This, my clean comp, has now fallen fowl to a bogus threat. I was watching a film on Fastpasttv.com when all of a sudden a screen popped up telling me that my computer is blocked and that I must pay $100 to release it. It had West Yorkshire Police (and logo) on the top. Please help.

Spec: HP Pavillion; Windows 7, Internet Explorer 9; Microsoft Security Essentials
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Duplicate of topic posted here.

Please do not post multiple topics requesting assistance for the same problem/machine as this may lead to confusion if different helpers respond too both.

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