PC hardware--CPU & Motherboard & RAM/network intrusion


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I closed out those other two questions so I could just answer in here.

Short and to the point answer you're not going to like. You're out of luck. Sounds like you've been hit with an extremely nasty bug going around called CryptoLocker and there is literally nothing you can do about it but either completely replace, wipe, whatever (replace is probably the easiest) the hard drive and format it from scratch with the recovery media.

It can be cleaned but the damage it does to your system can't be fixed and they force people to pay them to remove it.

Your best bet is to buy new hard drives and personally I'd stay as far away from Geeksquad as possible. Those guys are idiots.

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Mike Rigsby


Areas of expertise: PC Hardware, Peripherals, Barcode Scanners, Printers, and Applications, Networking, Microsoft Applications. I am good at researching issues and have a lot of contacts in the IT industry. So, if I can't directly answer a question I can likely find the answer. Areas I won't be much help in: Apple Computers, Linux, older Networking technologies like Token Ring, or Thick/Thinnet.


I'm currently a Network Administrator for a contract circuit board manufacturer in Oregon, USA. I've been working on PCs from a hobby standpoint for better than 25 years. I've been doing it professionally for 4+ years.


A+ Certification, Network + Certification, MCP, MCDST, MCITP

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