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Kudos0

Virus ?!

Hi, I was on a site and suddenly my pc came up with a message which said I had tried to access adult material and I had to pay $100 fine. Naturally I did not but the pc was locked. ctrl + alt and delete no longer has an option for task manager. When I switch the pc off and reboot Widows 7 starts then all my desktop icons disapppear and I cant cliick on anything. If I am quick I can do ctrl + alt + delete and choose log off and then cancel before it does it to open up my desktop.

Is this a virus / malware. I have NIS2012 installed. I currently have it doing a virus scan. Is there another program I can use for this.

Has anyone had any similar issues and know how to resolve this.

Thanks

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Kudos0

Re: Virus ?!

Hi, I was on a site and suddenly my pc came up with a message which said I had tried to access adult material and I had to pay $100 fine. Naturally I did not but the pc was locked. ctrl + alt and delete no longer has an option for task manager. When I switch the pc off and reboot Widows 7 starts then all my desktop icons disapppear and I cant cliick on anything. If I am quick I can do ctrl + alt + delete and choose log off and then cancel before it does it to open up my desktop.

Is this a virus / malware. I have NIS2012 installed. I currently have it doing a virus scan. Is there another program I can use for this.

Has anyone had any similar issues and know how to resolve this.

Thanks

Kudos0

Re: Virus ?!

Sounds like a virus. You can try Malwarebytes free edition.

You know the worst thing to do when you suspect a virus is to switch off, because if it is a rootkit you may not be able to reboot.

Better to disconnect from internet.

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