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phaserrifle
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Registered: ‎09-27-2012
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metropolitan police virus

I was browsing the internet when my computer locked up, and then displayed a warning sign telling me that my computer had been "locked" by the police, and i needed to pay a £100 "fine"

my research (on my phone internet) tells me that this is defineatly a virus. how do i get rid of it? running a full system scan in safe mode (with command prompt) hasn't picked up on anything.
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Quads
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: metropolitan police virus

What is your Operating System including if 32 bit or 64 bit??

 

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phaserrifle
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-27-2012

Re: metropolitan police virus

windows vista home premium, 32-bit
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Quads
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Re: metropolitan police virus

Do you have a Flash Drive??

 

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phaserrifle
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Registered: ‎09-27-2012

Re: metropolitan police virus

yes
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Quads
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Re: metropolitan police virus

ANY other user other than the thread starter is not to use any instructions, scripts or proceedures,  The work though in cleaning a system is individual and only for that system due to a number of factors.

 

Unfortunately, with the amount of threads means the waiting time is longer, Norton continually Blocking files won't hurt your system but is is just annoying, Please wait and be patient.   I am  trying to keep up, spending hours here to script and clean machines on a first come/first served basis. If you or someone adds to your thread It will be pushed back in line due to the new update.  I use the boards in reverse to what is seen

 

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. Do as the instructions ask nothing extra or run things twice
  • If I ask a Question just answer it, don't run anything unless it states.
  • Major steps used:

1. Find

2. Break

3. Destroy

4. Cleanup  (including system as a whole)

 

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.

 

  • Logs from malware removal programs (OTL is one of them) can take some time to analyze. I need you to be patient while I analyze any logs you post. Please remember, I am a volunteer, and I do have a life outside of these forum, (sometimes :smileylol:)

  • Attention to detail is important! Since I cannot see or directly interact with your computer I am dependent on you to "be my eyes" and provide as much information as you can regarding the current state of your computer.

Read Slowly and all of it.

 

Please download http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/farbar-recovery-scan-tool/  Download the 32 bit version 


Transfer it on to the Flash Drive

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.
  • Choose your 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 drive letter and close the notepad.
  • In the command window type e:\frst.exe (for x64 bit version type e:\frst64) and press Enter
    Note: Replace letter e with the drive letter of your portable hard drive
  • The tool will start to run.
  • When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive.  restart the system and load Windows Pleaseattach the log in  your reply back..

 

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phaserrifle
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-27-2012

Re: metropolitan police virus

OK. Scan done.

How infectious is this likely to be? am I safe to use my flashdrive elsewhere, or should I consider it comprimised?

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Quads
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: metropolitan police virus

[ Edited ]

Your Flash Drive should be fine  You do have PUP's on your system though we will deal with that later

 

Download the script attached, needs to be the same file name as well (fixlist.txt), Copy across to flash drive

 

NOTE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

Now please enter System Recovery Options again. Like previously

  • 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:\frst.exe or 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.
  • Press the Fix button just once and wait.
  • The tool will make a log on the flashdrive (Fixlog.txt) please post it to your reply (attach).

 

Quads

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phaserrifle
Posts: 14
Registered: ‎09-27-2012

Re: metropolitan police virus

Done.

Fixlist.txt seems to have deleted itself. not sure if that is important.

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Quads
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Registered: ‎07-21-2008

Re: metropolitan police virus

You should now have Normal Mode without metropolitan police??  So that we can carry on.

 

Quads