Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:32 pm

Well I did :mad: :mad: :mad: no idea how it happened but im guessing one of the kids :cry:

anyways... after a long research battle i finally learned the computer has to be reset to a previous date and the only way to achieve that is by getting to the reset screen by pressing f8 many times while you restart and then choosing safe mode with command prompt. I almost brought the machine in to a shop and paid the $150.00 for the repair so thank god I was able to fix it :P
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:57 am

dcrane wrote:Well I did :mad: :mad: :mad: no idea how it happened but im guessing one of the kids :cry:


I've had one virus infect one of my machines that I'm aware of in the last 15 years. That's the result of diligence in keeping stuff up to date, being careful, having a little more knowledge than the average user and some luck. That particular virus showed just after letting my old GF's daughter use my machine. Wasn't her fault necessarily, she was really young at the time. I haven't let any kids near my computers since.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Apr 06, 2013 4:43 am

Richard S. wrote:
dcrane wrote:Well I did :mad: :mad: :mad: no idea how it happened but im guessing one of the kids :cry:


I've had one virus infect one of my machines that I'm aware of in the last 15 years. That's the result of diligence in keeping stuff up to date, being careful, having a little more knowledge than the average user and some luck. That particular virus showed just after letting my old GF's daughter use my machine. Wasn't her fault necessarily, she was really young at the time. I haven't let any kids near my computers since.


New rules in my house now only allow for homework to be done on that particular machine, Ive seen alot of pop up things and such over the years but this particular virus was an aggressive lil' bastard that took me an hour of research to finally remove :mad:
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404


Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Apr 06, 2013 5:14 am

In this area for 35K you could actually buy a house.
Richard S.
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Van Wert VA1200
Coal Size/Type: Buckwheat/Anthracite

Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:32 pm

The file is still there...
Resetting the date is not a fix...
Rolling back is not a fix...
been fixing them for a while now...
One customer called the Boston FBI office...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: dcrane On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:56 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:The file is still there...
Resetting the date is not a fix...
Rolling back is not a fix...
been fixing them for a while now...
One customer called the Boston FBI office...


Your right... The damb thing did come back and I had to start over from scratch... I wound up doing the same thing but then used the free "HitMan" anti virus software and that seems to have done the trick ... but im still worried :shock: Its like waiting for the other shoe to drop... any other advise if your a puter geek please???
dcrane
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Crane 404

Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:31 pm

Usually when this happens I take it out back and shoot the hell out of it, then go buy a new computer. Works every time. :D
SMITTY
 
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:33 pm

malwarebytes
superantispyware
spybot
Combofix if you have your computer imaged...
RTFM before you run them...
just like buyer beware of a house...
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: mozz On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:06 pm

Malwarebytes $24.95
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: samhill On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:07 pm

I believe that Malwarebytes has a free trail period, I had some trouble a while back & the nice Indian lady put it on mine, it's been quite awhile & it's still doing scans but hasn't prompted me to buy yet.
samhill
 
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:27 pm

Always works for me too John. But then again, I'm not stupid enough to be fooled into thinking that all this cyber crap is secure no matter what kind of anti this & that programs you install/get ripped off for ;)
SMITTY wrote:Usually when this happens I take it out back and shoot the hell out of it, then go buy a new computer. Works every time. :D
freetown fred
 
Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:41 pm

Ninite.com
Free malwarebytes
Never install the paid version/Pro trial
combofix ONLY from here
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/combofix/
Bleeping good info RTFM
CapeCoaler
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: want AA130
Hand Fed Coal Stove: DS Machine BS#4, Harman MKII, Hitzer 503,...
Coal Size/Type: Pea/Nut/Stove

Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:41 am

Richard S. wrote:
dcrane wrote:Well I did :mad: :mad: :mad: no idea how it happened but im guessing one of the kids :cry:


I've had one virus infect one of my machines that I'm aware of in the last 15 years. That's the result of diligence in keeping stuff up to date, being careful, having a little more knowledge than the average user and some luck. That particular virus showed just after letting my old GF's daughter use my machine. Wasn't her fault necessarily, she was really young at the time. I haven't let any kids near my computers since.

I just gave my son my old computer which I built two years ago. It had never seen a virus until I gave it to him. The day after I gave it to him he calls me up at work to tell me the computer is telling him it has a virus. When I got home, cleaned the virus off then checked his search history. You don't want to know what he was looking at. He was told the next virus he gets the internet will be removed from it.
I'm On Fire
 
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: mariohotshot On: Tue Nov 12, 2013 11:26 pm

I used to use Norton, but when it expired I started using the free trial ant malwares that were available. Big mistake! I got hit with this twice on two different computers. I tried Hitman, malwarebytes, Spybot, AVG, destroyer, watched Youtube videos and searched the web. None of them worked. Thank God I still had access to Norton with an old access code. NORTON worked both times! Since then, I buy Norton to cover all my computers.
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Re: Anyone get hit with that FBI / Money Pak Virus yet?

PostBy: mkline On: Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:15 am

I got hit with the FBI bug awhile back.I have everything important mirrored on an external hd.I just reformat my hd and reinstall windows.Works perfectly.Yes it's a pain,but it's also foolproof.I just hate all the windows updates that pop up for the next day :crazy: .I've done it enough over the years on mine and others that it's second nature toothy .

Mike
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