Fellow nerds of the Internet!
Hear my plea!!!
Recently my computer was attacked by an especially powerful mal-ware program.
I was browsing the Internet, and than suddenly a large white document with no means of exiting <ctrl alt delete does not work, and there is no X to close it> dominates the computer screen.
The document claims to be sent to me by the Australian Federal Police dictating that I am charged with piracy, and if I do not pay a $100 fine within 72 hours a court case will be waged against me.
I contacted the local police and the AFP whom both stated that this is a common hoax
, and a mal-ware attack on my computer.
I entered safe mode, both with and without networking and in both cases the computer restarted shortly after safe mode finished loading stopping me from doing anything.
I am currently following this check list < 10 tips for removing stubborn malware | News | TechRadar
>of how to fight off a tough mal-ware infection, however gaining access to a computer with windows 7 is proving a difficulty.
Firstly, I need to know if in step 2 in the URL above, that this is the correct registry file I need to replace.
Secondly I need to know ware or if I can download registry files off the Internet for windows seven and burn them onto a disc in windows vista, 8 or XP or Ubuntu.
Any other advice for killing this thing would be greatly appreciated,