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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Feralidragon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:05 am

To be fair, it's not hard nowadays for you to go to any site and suddenly get a popup with two melons right across your screen, when you weren't even searching for fruit.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Carbon » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:16 pm

Well I must be the exemplar of clean living! I haven't seen a pop-up in years and the sites I go to wouldn't have a pair of melons popping up anyhow. Do melon sites still exist?

Jeez...my whole world view is shaken. :P
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Dr.Flay » Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:34 pm

Most ransomware is spread via phishing, and in this case "Spear-phishing" a specific target, not via random infections from web sites.
It will usually be received via email, direct message, a trojan download, or as in this case delivered via remote desktop connection.
The criminals responsible watch social media for any help requests.

READ THIS AND DO NOT ASSUME YOU ARE SAFE, JUST BECAUSE YOU ARE CAREFUL WITH YOUR PC.
Most of us in here are listed in breached databases, even if you never signed up for something, many of you will have bought things online.
Many creative people have an Adobe account they used to buy Adobe products, which is available to buy on the criminal-net (not going to miss-use the phrase darkweb).
Most of the USA and huge chunks of EU countries population are in the Equifax breached database.
This type of breach is more important as it contained a whole lot of very personal data, inc. fingerprints and social security data, personal and work addresses and contact numbers.

With this information anyone can call you and convincingly pretend to be from a service you really do use. They will be able to provide personal info that will convince you that they are legitimate.
e.g. the sort of info your insurance company will have about you from medical records.

Remember.
Unless you have payed for the extra service, no company will call you, not even your bank.
If you do receive any unsolicited call, always hang up and call the regular contact number for that company/service (even if it will cost you money and your sanity sitting listening to some crappy out of licence music).

Grins, you need to relegate that phone number, and change to a new one for all your accounts where it is used.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Terraniux » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:03 pm

Very good information and helpful suggestions so far! But this isn't even the worst scenario yet.
Let me tell you a little story of my own, when I was repairing computers as my job and helping customers.

Back in the days I was " teamleader / guy in charge of pc repair and network control" (Not sure what the title / rank is called in english) of a former company I worked for.

There was this massive outbreak of a "police virus" . The virus entered the pc via LAN / files and networking online. like the ' conficker ''virus. you guys remember it well, i am sure.
When you had this, it locked all harddrives, dvd drives, floppy, etc when entering windows. the only things working was your screen, mouse, keyboard and a internet connection so to speak.

They were forced to pay up to 500$ dollars, or their disk would stay encrypted for ever. I believed it was 256bits encryption
https://www.techopedia.com/definition/2 ... encryption


So what's the deal? The deal was: they were confronted with a real look-a-like, but FAKE federal take-over screen.
Charges, randomly selected by the virus:

    Childporn
    Nude pictures
    Abusive media, like pictures or videos
    Blackmailing
    Criminal online behaviour
    Hacking
--- and so on.

So unless you payed the "fine" you got your pc unlocked again..... NOT.

I had to confront these innocent people with tears in their eyes. Some did pay up, and they didn't got it working. So they paid AGAIN!!!!! -$1000
These people included old grannies and pa's too. :( . Visiting the local news website using or news feed from their grandchildren's sport club was their online ability on the pc, even they got it. So sad . :(
Some got their money back, some didn't. The world is full of deceit, evil and sinister stuff.



AS you can see, EG. DONT PAY, NEVER.


How I removed it? Using basic commands, in plain dos, without loading the shell, services and other extra garbage. Purely DOS.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Dr.Flay » Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:26 am

It occurs to me that rather than assuming we all learned a lesson and it will never happen to any of us, you should bookmark this useful site.
https://www.nomoreransom.org
It is worth using this site before you or someone you know needs it.
They have proactive guides and retroactive solutions for a variety of ransomeware.
If you have a family member you think may be easily fooled by a scam caller or fake email or site, you will be doing them a big favour if you explain the site and get them to use it.

More AV now come with ransomeware protection, so it may also be wise to point them at a new AV, or pay for the current one if it will unlock it.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Terraniux » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:22 pm

Any update on this? I'm curious of any news you have concerning this.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby EvilGrins » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:38 am

Terraniux wrote:Any update on this? I'm curious of any news you have concerning this.

Nothing yet.

I'd like to say no news is good news, but so far no news is more like driving me insane news.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby Hook » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:15 am

I certainly hope it is, or will be, Good News!
Good luck EG. :tu:
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

Postby EvilGrins » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:25 am

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Dear zozobofa,

I'm not an admin of this forum, however I think it's safe to say you shouldn't be making identical replies to the ends of different threads.

There's an "off topic" part of the forum if you wanna advertise that stuff, but you're probably gonna piss off the actual admins if you keep this random additive to existing threads thang up.

Have a nice day.
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Re: AVGfree leads to eeeeevil!

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