The following screen shots are what a few of the many “ransomware” viruses may look like. Many as you can see use the same program and just change the name and sometimes the color. These programs are known by many names and can infect Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. If you are feeling brave you can go to Bleeping Computer and follow their instructions to remove your virus. Always backup your data first.
For those who would like CDA ECS to take care of it, give us a call. We charge $75 for a removal and tune-up on your computer. It normally takes two or three days so we can perform tests to make sure the virus is totally gone. We also install Firefox with security add-ons to help keep you away from bad sites. If we need to reload your computer there is no charge above the $75.
STOP using your computer and get rid of it right away. The longer you leave the infection the worse it gets. When your computer is clean you will need to change ALL your online passwords including your e-mail, Facebook, online banking, and others you may use. Most infections are out to get information from you one way or another.