‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ scam

6 Responses

  1. Sam Childerhouse says:

    The virus is blocking me logging on, every time i enter my password through safe mode is logs me off and restarts the computer.
    Any ideas?

  2. Terry Brown says:

    You guys are AWESOME! Got the “DOJ Lock” ransomware on my desktop. Downloaded Trojan Killer to a usb drive on my laptop, plugged that in, and all is good again.

  3. Andy Madcap says:

    Darn thing sure was persistant! Lil’ jerk blocked my safe modes. Fortunately I found a work-around: turn off your internet! Unplug the cable and disable your WI-Fi and the thing won’t start up!

  4. Stefan S. says:

    Entering SAFE mode was absolutely impossible, likewise I had no other Admin accounts to benefit from. Consequently, I have tried the “Press Alt+tab and then R (letter) a couple of times” above blind method, but it was completely impossible to achieve anything by watching just blank screen. Finally “turn off your internet!” was the advice that worked out, after disconnecting LAN cable and rebooting it was possible to enter Windows affected account without being disturbed by virus and run the ‘GridinSoft Trojan Killer’ from USB drive obtained from another computer. Alternatively, I believe after removing LAN cable and entering account it should be possible to create another Admin account and reboot the PC with LAN cable back and download and run ‘GridinSoft Trojan Killer’ SW from that other account.

  5. Stefan S. says:

    One additional note: Even after my PC was cleaned, it kept automatically start up after the shut down, it seems the virus manipulated some Windows setting – I had to also run the following procedure to remove that behaviour:
    Right click “My Computer”
    Select “Properties”
    Go to “Hardware Device”
    Click “Device Manager”
    Select “Network Adapters”
    Select “(brand name of adapter” …..PCI-Fast Ethernet Controller–> right click —properties—>power management–>deselect “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”—>Go to “Advanced” tab—>put value off for “Wake from shut down” —>value ‘none’ for “Wake up capabilities”
    press OK

  6. Danny says:

    Got the Greendot Money Pak FBI virus. Can’t even start up in safe mode to the the “Windows” & “R” key instruction. All I get is a black screen with “safe mode” in all four corners. Windows tries to start up in safe mode but then shuts down. I have disconnected Internet and turned off the physical wifi button located on the side of my laptop. Would sure appreciate some help here if anybody has any ideas.

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