microsoft edge virus

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by chuckman45, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. chuckman45

    chuckman45 MDL Novice

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    I upgrade to windows 10 home. but after a week or so I can't connect using Microsoft edge. I get a Microsoft virus warning
    saying to call a number. I tried different malware programs but nothing. I tried to reset the computer but it gets to pick a keyboard but nothing lights up. that's as far I get. any help:(
     
  2. odiebugs1

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  3. 2574

    2574 MDL Junior Member

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    The phone number will probably be a fake Microsoft employee, trying to get you to buy a solution from them lol, don't fall for that.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    brain.exe seems to have been broken for a moment and you stepped into a trap because of too much curiosity :p
     
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  5. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @chuckman45: Look in your personal folders for a file labeled "DECRYPT_HTML".txt or something like it.
    If you find this, you've managed to pick up a ransomware virus.

    If so, you've already lost whatever is in that folder. Ransomware is quite dangerous and will encrypt your files and then offer to sell you a decryption key (for a ridiculous amount of money)

    :MJ
     
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  6. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    Happy belated BDAY, :holiday:
     
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  7. odiebugs1

    odiebugs1 MDL Expert

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    I hope you don't forget if you have children, to tell them not to look at that stuff online or they'll go blind. :biggrin:


    I never knew Netflix had male strippers in leather thongs jumping out of cakes. :p
     
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  8. Michaela Joy

    Michaela Joy MDL Crazy Lady

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    @Paul: Sad to say, products like Microsoft Silverlight (Used by Netflix) and Flash (still used by many) have been exploited by malware.

    I picked up a ransomware virus simply by using Netflix. Fortunately, I stopped it in time and managed to save some of my personal files.But I did lose quite a bit of stuff.

    BTW: Happy belated Birthday. :thumbsup:

    @odie: Yean that stuff rots your brain. :D

    :MJ
     
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  9. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    thanks for your wishes hun ...
    yes ransomware can be infiltrated by flash e.g., therefore a backup of the entire system always is recommended which puts you in the situation to get back a functional os within minutes if you have detected an infection
     
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