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Windows 7: Your computer is locked. Metropolitan police


26 Jun 2012   #1

 
Your computer is locked. Metropolitan police

Hi all
Help my laptop has been locked by what i think is a trojon thats got through my firewall

It says

Your computer is locked has been locked by the automated information comtrol system AICS

On the top right blue box says METROPOLITAN POLICE.

and underneath it says ways to pay. Epay , paypoint , payzone.

Im not gonna pay. Is it the police or have i been hacked ?

Plz can someone help me ;(

Matt

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26 Jun 2012   #2

 

Btw ive sent this message with my iphone.
I do have a pc but dnt know what to do.

Matt
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26 Jun 2012   #3

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Matt
Download WDO (windows defender offline) from another computer and make the steps in the tutorial to find out if your computer is compromised. Remember to select 32 or 64 bit

What is Windows Defender Offline?
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26 Jun 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pcmatty View Post
Hi all
Help my laptop has been locked by what i think is a trojon thats got through my firewall

It says

Your computer is locked has been locked by the automated information comtrol system AICS

On the top right blue box says METROPOLITAN POLICE.

and underneath it says ways to pay. Epay , paypoint , payzone.

Im not gonna pay. Is it the police or have i been hacked ?

Plz can someone help me ;(

Matt
Go to the following site and follow the instructions;

Remove METROPOLITAN POLICE Ransomware (Uninstall Guide)

HTH
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26 Jun 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

I would still first run Defender Offline and Malwarebytes in Safe Mode.

Apparently the malware creators have responded to the fix in the post above and made changes reflected in the comments to the fix. So read them thoroughly to see newer locations for the registry fix.
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26 Jun 2012   #6

 

It says i cnt run windows defender in safe mode.
SIr george
Ive tried that solution u said but it dnt pin point where the trojon is
I tried looking at the shell file it just says explorer.exe
Cnt see where it is.

Also tried running windows defender on my user account on laptop but as i just go to open it the pc lockup appears.

Cnt get mc afee loaded up either

Matt ;(
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26 Jun 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you even read the link Hanna1 provided? What is Windows Defender Offline? You must burn or write Windows Defender to a CD or flash stick and boot it to scan.
How to Boot your Computer from a Bootable CD or DVD

Try Malwarebytes in Safe Mode. I already advised you on this and you ignored it. You must be thorough.

MucAfee is the worst AV crapware out there, as bad as an infection itself. Uninstall it and install Microsoft Security Essentials as soon as you can get into Windows 7 or in Safe Mode , run a full scan.
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26 Jun 2012   #8

 

In safe mode i try to run windows defender but i get this

The ver of the file is not compatable with the ver of the windows your running check your computers system info to see whether u need an x86 (32bit) or x64(64bit)
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26 Jun 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Again, you will need to burn Defender to a CD or write it to a flash stick using another computer. Read how in the link provided. First determine if you have Windows 7 32- or 64- bit by looking at Control Panel>System.

Also in Safe Mode install and run a full scan with Malwarebytes. See if you can download and install it in Safe Mode with Networking. If not download it to a stick or CD and transfer it to problem PC in Safe mode to install and run it.
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26 Jun 2012   #10

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE10
 
 

Greg, I have directed matt to the site and to follow instractions and in red i've marked the 32 or 64 bit to download cause i have seen matt's system specs which indicate clearly 64bit.
Mat, You have to download the 64bit, but you have to follow the instrutions then you can burn the downloded file on a clean machine then put the said disk and boot with it.it doesn't matter to go in safe mode because the machine is booting from the cd.and i approve and second the malwarebytes anti malware proposed by gregrocker, which can be installed in safe mode after running WDO and rebooting.
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