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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

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