Windows Power expansion virus

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by saajid, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. saajid

    saajid MDL Novice

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    Hi Everybody, I am Running windows 7 Genuine X64 on Dell XPS Laptop, and today I was suddenly attacked by this Virus called Windows Power Expansion. What it does is as soon as I Power On the Laptop, It automatically starts scanning the Pewter and at the end it says that Liscence is not Valid or expired then it asks to Buy a Liscense, then it asks for all the Credit Card Info.

    Also it does not allow me to go to the Internet or Run my AntiVirus, I even tried on Safemode, still the same results.

    Any Ideas would be really appreciated.
     
  2. saajid

    saajid MDL Novice

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    #2 saajid, Mar 26, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
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    Solution given by a Friend:

    Code:
    xxxx://xxx.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-windows-power-expansion
     
  3. Miksinka

    Miksinka MDL Novice

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    You can use your computer restore point if you have. I have the same problem and that works :):biggrin:
     
  4. udidwht

    udidwht MDL Novice

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    The problem with using 'System Restore' is that the restore points themselves are likely infected as well. You'll then end up with a re-infected computer. You need to scan using an AV and remove it properly then clear out 'ALL' you restore points to prevent reinfection. I know...it's a pain!! But it's the only for sure way.
     
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  5. zen45

    zen45 MDL Senior Member

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    could you not boot with an antivirus restore disk or hirens boot disk and then scan it for virus's;)