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ukash ransom virus removal on windows 7 [Closed]


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afroless

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Problem:So I've been attempting for about a day to get this thing off my computer. I have teh RCMP version of the Ukash ransom virus. Upon start up I have about 5-10 seconds before the page: http://tinyurl.com/cdyb567 shows up and I am locked out of doing anything meaningful. I also don't seem to have access to getting in to safe mode which is making this very difficult.

What I have attempted:I've tried (through a USB stick) running scans with Hitman Pro kickstart and anvisoft's rescue disk. Each recognizes problems and attempts to fix them but I've yet to make any progress towards removing the virus or getting in to safe mode. From there I have attempted to follow this thread : http://www.geekstogo...mp-ukash-virus/ where I have downloaded OLTPE that was linked. Burned it to a CD and attempted to boot. however It seems to be attempting to load windows xp (I am running windows 7 on that comp) and I am getting a message reading that it wasn't shut off properly which makes me think I am using the incorrect file and that the solution was more tailored to his specific issue.

Now I feel I am at a loss. :(
Is there any way I could get some aid?
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Hello afroless

I would like to welcome you to the Malware Removal section of the forum.

Around here they call me Gringo and I will be glad to help you with your malware problems.


Very Important --> Please read this post completely, I have spent my time to put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier, faster and smoother for both of us!


  • Please do not run any tools unless instructed to do so.
    • We ask you to run different tools in a specific order to ensure the malware is completely removed from your machine, and running any additional tools may detect false positives, interfere with our tools, or cause unforeseen damage or system instability.
  • Please do not attach logs or use code boxes, just copy and paste the text.
    • Due to the high volume of logs we receive it helps to receive everything in the same format, and code boxes make the logs very difficult to read. Also, attachments require us to download and open the reports when it is easier to just read the reports in your post.
  • Please read every post completely before doing anything.
    • Pay special attention to the NOTE: lines, these entries identify an individual issue or important step in the cleanup process.
  • Please provide feedback about your experience as we go.
    • A short statement describing how the computer is working helps us understand where to go next, for example: I am still getting redirected, the computer is running normally, etc. Please do not describe the computer as "the same", this requires the extra step of looking back at your previous post.
NOTE: At the top of your post, click on the "Follow This Topic" Button, make sure that the "Receive notification" box is checked and that it is set to "Instantly" - This will send you an e-mail as soon as I reply to your topic, allowing us to resolve the issue faster.

NOTE: Backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this step can save a lot of heartaches if things don't go as planed. You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.

NOTE: It is good practice to copy and paste the instructions into notepad and print them in case it is necessary for you to go offline during the cleanup process. To open notepad, navigate to Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > Notepad. Please remember to copy the entire post so you do not miss any instructions.

For x32 (x86) bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive.

For x64 bit systems download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 and save it to a flash drive.

How to tell > 32 or 64 bit

Plug the flashdrive into the infected PC.

Enter System Recovery Options.

To enter System Recovery Options from the Advanced Boot Options:
  • Restart the computer.
  • As soon as the BIOS is loaded begin tapping the F8 key until Advanced Boot Options appears.
  • Use the arrow keys to select the Repair your computer menu item.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account an click Next.

To enter System Recovery Options by using Windows installation disc:
  • Insert the installation disc.
  • Restart your computer.
  • If prompted, press any key to start Windows from the installation disc. If your computer is not configured to start from a CD or DVD, check your BIOS settings.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select US as the keyboard language settings, and then click Next.
  • Select the operating system you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • Select your user account and click Next.
On the System Recovery Options menu you will get the following options:
Startup Repair
System Restore
Windows Complete PC Restore
Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool
Command Prompt
[*]Select Command Prompt
[*]In the command window type in notepad and press Enter.
[*]The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.
[*]Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.
[*]In the command window type e:\frst64.exe or e:\frst.exe and press Enter
Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.
[*]The tool will start to run.
[*]When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.

[*]First Press the Scan button.
[*]It will make a log (FRST.txt)

[*]Second Type the following in the edit box after "Search:". services.exe
[*]Click the Search button
[*]It will make a log (Search.txt)
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I want you to poste Both the FRST.txt report and the Search.txt into your reply to me

Gringo
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afroless

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I am unable to reach the advance boot options through my BIOS menu.
My BIOS menu has the tabs: main, advanced, power, security, boot option (houses boot priority order), exit.
F8 in my case is to save as user defined.
at the bottom it reads: version 2.14.1219 copyright © 2002-2012 ACER, Inc
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gringo_pr

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Download the following three programmes to your desktop : (select 32 or 64 bit as appropriate }



1. WiNTBootIc

2. Windows 7 64bit RC or Windows 7 32 bit

3. Farbar Recovery Scan Tool x64 or Farbar Recovery Scan Tool 32bit



Extract wintoboot to your desktop

Insert a USB drive of at least 1GB

Run Wintoboot



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Drag and drop the Windows 7 ISO to the programme in the space indicated

Tick the Format box and accept the warnings

Press Do It



You will see it progressing



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It will let you know when it is done

Then copy FRST to the same USB



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Insert the USB into the sick computer and start the computer. First ensuring that the system is set to boot from USB

Note: If you are not sure how to do that follow the instructions Here



When you reboot you will see this although yours will say windows 7.

Click repair my computer

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Select your operating system

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Select Command prompt

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At the command prompt type the following :



notepad and press Enter.

The notepad opens. Under File menu select Open.

Select "Computer" and find your flash drive letter and close the notepad.

In the command window type e:\frst64.exe and press Enter

Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your flash drive.

The tool will start to run.

When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.

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Press Scan button.

It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
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Hello

48 Hour bump

It has been more than 48 hours since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
  • do you need more time?
  • are you having problems following my instructions?
  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

Gringo
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Due to lack of feedback, this topic has been closed.

If you need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member. This applies only to the original topic starter. Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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