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desktop screen message

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    desktop screen message


    I got a message on my laptop awhile back stating if I didn't send money in all of my files would be deleted. The virus is gone but the message is still on my screen. I attached a screen shot of the message and I'd like to know how to remove the message.
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  2. #2


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I would show it to the police.

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    Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | File a Complaint
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  3. #3


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    It is called RansomWare. Forums.majorgeeks.com and other reputable help forums have info on how to clean this off of your computer.
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  4. #4


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    I would show it to the police.

    FBI cyber crimes link-

    Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) | File a Complaint
    No need to. It is RansomWare. Easy to clean off.
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  5. #5


    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2
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