VIRUS?? Reads, "FBI-Computer Is Locked"...
by kimmyhead_oicu812 - 7/28/12 4:58 PM
I think I've got a virus on my laptop..The vitals are: Acer Laptop/Mdl # KAWG0, OS is Windows 7 Home Premium/Manuf. Date: 09/11.
I was playing an online poker game, when a blue screen appeared and then a white screen immediately after, saying "FBI" and said I was "locked out" and in a nutshell, if I "paid a $200 Pay Release Fee, made payable to "Green Dot MoneyPak , my computer would be unlocked. It stated that it was locked because of illegal downloaded material located on my computer and that by doing so, were reproduced, therefore involving a criminal offense.
Normally when a suspicious window of some sort appears, I would right click on my start bar and go to the task mgr, to end the program first. In this case, this message filled the entire screen and I had no way of doing so..it appeared very suddenly and took over, so to speak?
I've heard of this virus running rampad and I do have Microsoft Security Essentials installed on my laptop, but as I stated, I was left with no options, at least that I could see. Now when I boot up, a blue screen appears, then the white screen with the same FBI message. I would sure appreciate any suggestions anyone could offer to get this off my laptop!
Thanks in advance!