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Victim of an Illegal Activity Warning Message on startup

  1. #11


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Wouldn't let me change it. Gonna check permissions on it

    edit.

    Ok deleted the data in the 2 registry keys. But after a restart the data is still there.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    If I rename the scssifilter64.sys file, would the PC still function. I'm thinking it might stop the PC crashing, so I can run malware scans.
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  3. #13


    We are assuming malware - but Radio Rentals do have their own protection software - surely they should be able to disable it?

    Apparently it requires a password to be entered usually - is it possible that too many incorrect password attempts has lead to this disabling of the PC?

    Opinion based on this: My friend gave me a laptop that was with radio rentals which is locked by them, is it possible to get it unlocked? - Radio rentals latop contract now over laptop paid for but has a lock on it red screen with password slot what software do they use to
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  4. #14


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    I'll speak to the customer about this.

    And i've managed to stop the PC from crashing, by renaming the scssifilter64.sys to oldscssiflter64.sys.
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  5. #15


    Joisey
    Posts : 315
    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    From what the screen says the computer you are using belongs to a company called "radio rentals" in Australia. A quick search shows that this is a real company.

    Companies that rent out computers lock them down and install tracking software so they can find and repossess them should the renter stop paying the rent. Even if you find a way to get this thing working you will still have to live with the possibility that someone is logging everything you do and type on the machine as well as tracking your whereabouts.

    I would look up the phone number of the store in the message and give them a call. Maybe you can come to some kind of agreement and get them to release their hold on it.
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  6. #16


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    I've seen the paperwork for the Computer, was rented 18months ago, and paid off 6 months ago, and therefore no longer being under warranty. But will pop into the store, so can show them the image of the warning. As an email customer showed me stated that they can't help them since computer is out of warranty.
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  7. #17


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    If it not a malware then how come there is not a single search result in Google and not even in Carrona's DRT for the given Driver? Could this be renamed on purpose as on just reading the driver name it feels like it is a SCSI Device Filter but has got an extra s in the SCSI.
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  8. #18


    See here:Malware scan of scssifilter64.sys (Microsoft© Windows© Operating System) 88577d0e2fb82dad0f8d100ed46b8c3a88d652af - herdProtect
    File name:scssifilter64.sys

    Publisher:Microsoft Corporation (signed by DesignerWare, LLC)
    Scanner detections: 0 / 68

    Status:Clean (as of last analysis)

    Analysis date:4/17/2014 6:13:51 PM UTC (two months ago)
    and here: http://www.designerware.com/eSiteWay/Home.aspx
    DesignerWare, LLC specializes in security, consulting, and writes and sells antitheft software to be installed on devices in the case they become lost or stolen. The software allows you to lockdown and secure a device protecting the data if it becomes lost or stolen.
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  9. #19


    India
    Posts : 2,097
    Windows 8.1 Industry Pro B-)


    How come there was not a single search result a while back and now there are like so many? :O

    Did I make a mistake in searching?
    That's certainly interesting though, but does this still occur if you reverse your time in BIOS settings and disconnect from the Internet?
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  10. #20


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    I renamed the file to oldscssifilter64.sys and the PC still boots into windows and no longer crashes. Now I'm attempting to remove the malware.
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