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    there is a virus going around that locks your computer till you pay the hackers. it can cost three hundred or more to unlock your computer symatech has a free fix here it is just in case.Here's how to use a free Symantec service that the company says often removes the virus:

    1. If the computer is Internet connected, shut it off by holding down the power button for about 10 seconds.
    2. Turn it back on while repeatedly tapping the F8 key.
    3. When it brings up the "advanced boot options," use the down arrow to select "safe mode with networking" and hit "enter." You should see a screen that says "safe mode."
    4. Open a browser -- such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer -- and go to www.norton.com/npe
    5. Click the button to download the Norton Power Eraser, save it to your desktop and double-click the icon to run the file.
    6. After reading the user license and clicking "agree," click "scan for risks."
    7. As Power Eraser restarts the computer, repeatedly hit the F8 button and again select safe mode with networking.
    8. Click "run" so Power Eraser can scan for the virus.
    9. Once it finishes, you'll see "scan complete" in a window with the results. Then click the "fix" button.
    10. Click "restart" to reboot the computer again. You should see a confirmation that threat has been removed.

    Source: Symantec


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  • #2
    Re: A new computer virus going around

    Thanks George but Symantec has lost all of it's credibility years ago. At one time Norton was a great AV, but today it is just a bloated program.

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      Thanks for info

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        Thanks for the info George.. Symantec does has some good tools that work and their not bloated at all like the full AV apps.


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        • #5
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          Yea, I think this isn't so new.....Either the same thing or something similar was supposed to be going around a couple of years ago. While I agree with Gary's statement about Symantec (Norton), I don't doubt that it's probably a real threat. But my av (BitDefender) so far hasn't failed me, and I personally don't take un-necessary risks on my 'puter.

          Good info however, thanks.

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by HammerJack View Post
            Thanks for the info George.. Symantec does has some good tools that work and their not bloated at all like the full AV apps.
            Yes they did when Peter Norton was running the show.

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            • #7
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              Good info and find buddy thanks.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Gary View Post
                Yes they did when Peter Norton was running the show.
                The tools is what I am referring to, not th av app. The removal or clean up tools are still lean apps without the blote.


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                • #9
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                  from the reports this is a new virus I just thought the fix was really nice of Norton to give it free even if you don't like their antivirus at least we have a fix.


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                  • #10
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                    Thanks for the info my friend! Really good to know......if it should happen! :)



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                    • #11
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                      Not very nice people about is there, what they get out of it puzzles me apart from giving people the hump, thanks for info though George m8

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                      • #12
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                        Much Appreciated

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                        • #13
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                          That was very helpful thanks my friend

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                          • #14
                            Thanks buddy...it's important post.

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