What's Ransomeware?

On 9/22/16, John Fitzgerald <jhnftzg...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for all the suggestions.
>
> John Fitzgerald
> Muse, Oklahoma
> Article V Convention of States
> http://www.cosaction.com/?recruiter_id=1022484
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JAWS-Users-List [mailto:jaws-users-list-boun...@jaws-users.com] On
> Behalf Of Kenny
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:12 PM
> To: jaws-users-list@jaws-users.com
> Subject: Re: [JAWS-Users] Jaws issues and more
>
> WOW! Sounds like what my trusting mom experienced a few weeks ago.
>
> Since she didn't have anything installed on the laptop worth keeping I
> instructed her on how to factory reset the Dell Laptop (Her situation was a
> lot worse than yours.) They were trying to get $75 out of my mom and she
> hung up the phone LOL!
>
> Ransomeware is definitely the scourge of the web. You were very very lucky
> they didn't encrypt all of your files forcing you to deal with them.
>
> Next time you get one of those persistent alert boxes while surfing a site,
> it's best you never click on any button. Try hitting
> [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Escape]
> to bring up the Windows Tasks manager. Locate the name process in the list
> of running tasks and  select [End Task] button to close/stop it.
>
> Then disconnect your PC and run a full virus scan. Afterwards, use
> Piriform's CCleaner program to stop any leftover malware/ran some modules
> from loading at startup (have this installed before hand.)
>
> https://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/download
>
> Also use CCleaner to completely clean all of your browser's cache and
> unneeded temp files.
>
> Always reboot your PC after performing any checks. Pay attention to the
> System Tray (Area next to the clock) after each restart for any unfamiliar
> programs which you didn't install willingly.
>
> If you notice any, bring up the Windows Programs and Features manager and
> start uninstalling them.
>
> The faster you are at killing the tasks and disconnecting your PC from the
> web, the better your chances are in dealing with the infection rather
> easily. The key is never never click on any button to close the alert
> popup.
>
> My motto is that if they used illegal means to draw me in, then use common
> sense not to stay in.
>
> Glad everything worked out for you.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Fitzgerald
> Sent: Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:37 PM
> To: jaws-users-list@jaws-users.com
> Subject: [JAWS-Users] Jaws issues and more
>
> Hi Everyone,
>
>
>
> I am putting this info out so that you can recognize some of the signs and
> hopefully prevent someone from being taken, and I apologize in advance if
> this doesn't meet the strict guidelines for the list.
>
>
>
> My computer started acting weird a couple of days ago, it popped up saying
> the magic and jaws were installed incorrectly and the they were now running
> in forty minute mode.  I did a complete shutdown and restart which seemed
> to
> solve the problem.  The first time it occurred I thought it was just a
> glitch.
>
>
>
> The next morning when I restarted my computer the exact same thing
> occurred,
> and a restart solved the issue again.  The third morning I had no issues
> after starting the computer for the day.  While checking my email I went to
> the classmates.com website to get the particulars on my  40th high school
> reunion, I clicked on a link there to see a message from a classmate, which
> brought up a popup stating that my computer was infected and that I needed
> to call this 888 toll free number.  I tried to close the popup but it
> wouldn't close, then I tried to close firefox and it wouldn't respond
> either.
>
>
>
> So, I called the toll free number and got someone who spoed very poor
> English, I asked him who he was with and he told me Microsoft technical
> support.  I asked him once again and was told the t=same thing.  He had me
> open the run box and put in hh space h and ftell him what was on the
> window,
> then he had me find and connect to ? (forgot  this one).  At which time he
> had full access to my computer.  At this point he was telling me everything
> that I needed to do to prevent malware/ransome ware, then he launched  into
> a sales pitch for three different levels of protection and he was going to
> hand me off to a technician.
>
>
>
> At this point the light came on, and I said " So let me see if I understand
> this correctly, you put ransome ware on my computer, and now in order to
> get
> it fixed you are pumping me for God knows how much money?", at this  point
> he muted his phone, and I attempted to shutdowm my computer, but it didn't
> respond.  I tried a second shutdown and still no response, so I did a hard
> shutdown (held the power button down for approximately 6 seconds). Then I
> pulled my Ethernet cable.
>
>
>
> At this point I thought I was in deep excrement.  I then called the company
> who did the AT build on this computer, I talked with a tech support guy
> who,
> said "Oh my, is the computer on now?.  He worked me through giving him
> access to my computer with the sighted assistance of one of my
> granddaughtrs, then he got my jaws and magic programs going again, checked
> to see what damage had been done, checked to see if funning the windows
> updates was ok with me, started the 127 update downloads, and said that if
> I
> had any more problems to call him again tomorrow.
>
>
>
> If I hadn't had this resource, I would still be off line strggling to get
> jaws and magic back so that I could function.  I guess the moral of this
> story is "It can happen to you", and I can't thank the people at boundless
> AT enough for their assistance. Not only did they save my bacon, they seem
> to have fixed my initial issue of going into 40 minute mode.
>
>
>
> I highly recommend Boundless AT as a source for Assistive Technology
> enabled
> computers.
>
>
>
> John Fitzgerald
>
> Muse, Oklahoma
>
> Article V Convention of States
>
> <http://www.cosaction.com/?recruiter_id=1022484>
> http://www.cosaction.com/?recruiter_id=1022484
>
>
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