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Working on a friend's particularly difficult removal of ransomware...I found this resource: MalwareTips

 



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Thanks for the 'heads-up', Alan!

So far, Microsoft Security Essentials and Malware Bytes is doing a good job here!

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Are you using MB pro? It's really a good deal because of the one time cost and not yearly! I have it on 4 PC's. And you can usually get a discount from NewEgg or the like!

And as I said, this is a good resource because many people take their PC in to someone on a regular basis and pay $50 or more to get them cleaned of malware.



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Pat_Rick wrote:

Are you using MB pro?


 Nah -- I'm using the free version.



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When's your birthday? I'll send you the activation...



-- Edited by Pat_Rick on Thursday 20th of June 2013 08:02:07 PM

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Pat_Rick wrote:

When's your birthday?

-- Edited by Pat_Rick on Thursday 20th of June 2013 08:02:07 PM


 It's in my Profile!

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It's a joke...I know where to look! I can only assume you're not interested in a gift then? confuse



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Thanks Alan but I'd rather not risk messing-up your activation.



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I deduced that you are an ent.

Quote of Treebeard...“You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers



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You're right, Alan -- maybe I am an Ent.

"I yam what I yam and I'm glad what I yam".

Popeye

(But thanks for your kind offer!!) smile



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Here is an excellent guide on removal of these curmudgeons: MalwareTips



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Looks impressive, Alan!

Have you tried any of the procedures yet?



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I followed their specific procedure for a particular ransomware infection and it did remove it. There are so many...I can't remember what it was called?

This one could not be removed in safe-mode using both MalwareBytes and SuperAnti-Virus. They would find things on their initial scan...and then say there were "no threats". confuse

Hence, I searched for information on the specific infection and found MalwareTips! biggrin



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MalwareBytes found 32 instances of Trojan.Dropper.MST on my computer yesterday and removed them.

I'm thinking I'll join MalwareTips and try some of their cleaning procedures.

Thanks for the information, Alan!!

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You're most welcome Senior Dude!



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Been missing you on TMF, Alan!!

Hope all is well with you!

 

 



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All is well, Beetle! We have our parish camp out next weekend and we are the hosts...nobody wanted to do it...and you know how that goes! evileye

I went to the Re-Boot store a couple weeks ago and turned-in my old junk towers and got $35 of store credit. Picked-up a USB keyboard, VGA cable, and a USB PCI card (4+1 internal) and still have credit left.

Pretty nice place and their doing a good job recycling. wink

I hope you and Mrs. are doing well!



-- Edited by Pat_Rick on Sunday 4th of August 2013 08:34:04 PM

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Almaretta & I are still 'kicking'!
I have gotten a new computer (for free) from eMachines to replace the defective Lakehouse computer which was included in a class-action lawsuit (Stroud v. eMachines, Inc.).
The new one, a Gateway DX4860-UR28, is very nice but I'm having to learn Windows 8 to get it set-up!
Having an activation problem with my 'Microsoft Office 10 Home & Student' which was supposed to install & activate on 3 computers but refuses to activate again after having been activated on the laptop only.
It looks like I'll have to buy Office again after the trial period ends.

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On taming Windows 8...try this and it will make it more to your liking. Classic Shell  I use it on Windows 7 for more customization. The wifer has Windows 8 and I have very little to do with it...unless it acts-up and then I tend to cuss! bleh

There is a recent development at Sourceforge (read comments) which doesn't affect my previous download of Classic Shell. If you want I can send it to you to avoid any installer program.



-- Edited by Pat_Rick on Monday 5th of August 2013 11:48:35 AM

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Actually my Windows 8 is pretty well configured now so I'd hesitate to install any third-party configuration software.

Appreciate the offer though.



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As its name implies it is only a shell using little of your resources...     Capture1_zpsb73f40a4.gif



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Thanks Alan!!

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NP! Here's my new Facebook photo (taken yesterday!) wink

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Don't do Facebook (or Firefox) here!!

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It was a joke...I rarely go to Facebook! (...it's not really me!)



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Oh heck -- I was gonna say you'd gotten better looking!

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