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Registered: ‎07-25-2012

Metropolitan Police Virus

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I had this yesterday, only mine was Metropolitan Police, demanding £100 to unlock.  ( I have Windows 7 Ultimate.)  Following a Google suggestion, I restarted while pressing F8 repeatedly, and this worked and I was able to start in Safe Mode with Networking.  This seemed ok, and following the Windows Help suggestions, I was able to take programmes back by 3 days using Windows Restore.  I found Norton had been turned off, and restored this using Norton's "FIX", and then ran a full system scan which found only tracking cookies.  I am hoping; that everything is now ok  - all online bank/card accounts are ok so far and it is now 24 hours since the incident.  I am also hoping that Norton have an update in hand which will stop this virus