Your Computer has been blocked - US Department of Justice

Sue Taylor
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I'm an IT guy and am baffled by this one...  I can't even get to the start menu or anything in Safe Mode.  Does anybody have any suggestions as to how I can remove this?
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Bartender_1Microsoft Network Administrator

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Have you tried following these steps:
http://malwaretips.com/blogs/department-of-justice-virus/


Hope this helps!

:o)

Bartender_1
Bartender_1Microsoft Network Administrator

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If you can't get to safe mode, you could try this software to boot from and edit the affected registry settings:

http://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-edit-windows-registry-key-values-without-booting-in-windows/

Hope this helps!

:o)

Bartender_1
You can try booting to a rescue CD like Kaspersky's, or another if you have a preference.
http://support.kaspersky.com/4162
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Avast has a tutorial on how to remove this infection.  I would also consider wiping an reinstalling or reimaging the OS on this computer if this doesn't work.  And get some AV software installed and updated on it before giving it back to the user.


https://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=112757.0
Dave BaldwinFixer of Problems
Most Valuable Expert 2014

Commented:
I like the Kapersky Rescue Disk myself.
I use a SARDU created disk which everything on it.  It is worth making one of these for just such occassions:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/A_3038-Boot-Disks-UBCD-UBCD4Win-and-SARDU.html
It's called "ransomware" malware... whatever steps you take, do NOT give them any money, because that will NOT fix the problem.
Gabriel CliftonNet Admin
Top Expert 2012

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I have seen it fixed with sophos antivirus boot disk and/or combofix from bleepingcomputer.com.
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I tried EVERYONE's solutions, but ended up having to reformat.

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