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Your Computer has been blocked - US Department of Justice

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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Sue Taylor

8/22/2022 - Mon
Bartender_1

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


Hope this helps!

:o)

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Bartender_1

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)

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bigbigpig

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

https://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Misc/A_3038-Boot-Disks-UBCD-UBCD4Win-and-SARDU.html
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Darr247

It's called "ransomware" malware... whatever steps you take, do NOT give them any money, because that will NOT fix the problem.
Gabriel Clifton

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.