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Old 05-28-10, 19:00
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Default Computer Blocked By Akshaya Scam

When I boot my computer A screen immediately appears stating "Child Porn Detected - Your computer was blocked by Akshaya Patra Foundation" and that I have two options:

1. donate $99 to get an unlock code so that I can have access to my computer again. Apparently this is facilitated by sending an SMS with 'DONATE' to 862-324-5110 in which I'll get a reply with payment instructions. Then my computer will be unlocked within 1-2 hours.

2. "If you would not get the password, you will forever lose all your files and we will be obliged to report you to the authorities."

Beyond the fact that I dont have any child porn, this is obviously a scam.

I've dealt with a lot of spyware/maleware in the past and have always been able to solve it on my own through googling. But this I could find NOTHING on by typing the quoted text it presents into google/bing.

So I figured I'd boot to safemode and run Malewarebytes. No such luck as it comes up immediately once in safe mode.

I've tried alt + F4, alt tab etc. and that just causes the background explorer bar to disappears and the screen does a quick refresh and the maleware snaps back to the front. (the entire screen is blacked out with half opacitiy) So I can see my normal desktop files in the background. I can even see Avast load and running in the tray.

Past clicking on the "unlock" button which has an empty text field next to it, I cant click or access anything.

I'm out of ideas on how to approach this. Maybe theres an application that I can load on a floppy or thumb drive which would kill it automatically on boot? Could someone help me out? Is this a new type of maleware?

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Old 05-28-10, 23:34
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Default Re: Computer Blocked By Akshaya Scam

Welcome to Major Geeks!

Since you are already receiving help at bleepingcomputer, we will close this thread as a duplicate once you have read this. You should not cross post to multiple forums as it occupies the time of multiple helpers and can cause problems since you should only be following the instructions of one person at any time.
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