New Porno Scam

  Abel 14:43 PM 22 Jul 13
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With the news in this-morning’s Daily Mail that a 'Net Porn Block On Every Home' was to be instituted, I was happily using my computer when suddenly the screen was filled with a document headed Cheshire Police, alleging that because I had been viewing illegal pornography my computer was locked until I paid a fine of an amount I can't now remember. It was something like £100. I tried unsuccessfully to delete the page and subsequently turned my machine off, now the machine won't boot and there is nothing but a black screen. Is there a solution and has anyone else experienced the same problem?

  bumpkin 14:51 PM 22 Jul 13

This is a very well known virus/scam. Iam sure someone here will be able to post a link to the removal process, ignore it, nothing to with the police or porno.

  bumpkin 14:53 PM 22 Jul 13

This is a very well known virus/scam. Iam sure someone here will be able to post a link to the removal process, ignore it, nothing to with the police or porno.

  bumpkin 14:59 PM 22 Jul 13

You could try searching the forums, seen it on here quite a few times.

  rdave13 16:03 PM 22 Jul 13

This is a good guide, click here, but I wouldn't use their green download link for their removal software simply because I haven't used it before. I would use Malwarebytes and Superanitspyware instead.

  Secret-Squirrel 16:23 PM 22 Jul 13

Abel, most of the time, booting into Safe Mode and then running System Restore cures this malware problem. If that returns your PC to normal, then as a final measure, I'd recommend scanning with the Free version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to mop-up any (inactive) malware files that may remain.

If you're not familiar with Safe Mode and/or System Restore then reply with your version of Windows.

  Abel 17:09 PM 22 Jul 13

Bumpkin, I have searched under Cheshire Police but can find nothing that remotely matches my problem. rdave13 and Secret-Squirrel, I'd love to try either of your suggestions but as mentioned the machine doesn't boot up when turned on but simply displays a black screen. Pressing eiher F5 or F8 when starting the machine has absolutely no effect at all.

  rdave13 17:12 PM 22 Jul 13

Try tapping the F8 (usually) or F5 keys instead of just pressing.

  Abel 17:17 PM 22 Jul 13

rdave, I should have said tapping instead of pressing

  bumpkin 17:23 PM 22 Jul 13

"Cheshire Police Virus" shows some results but you need to access the pc before you can do much.

  Secret-Squirrel 17:26 PM 22 Jul 13

Abel, is your computer a laptop?

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