Here’s a scary message to get on your computer: “An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.”
If you are using a Microsoft Windows based computer, or even a Mac running Windows on it, and you become infected with the latest strain of Reveton / Trojan.Ransomlock.G, that is the message you might see.
Whatever you do – do not pay the “ransom” to unlock your PC, that is a scam as well. This isn’t just extortion, this is an attempt to harvest personal credit information.
Protect yourself from infection by running current and reliable anti-virus, such as Trend Micro, and be sure to keep your computer up to date. Updates and patches are constantly being made available for your operating system, support software (Java, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Office), and these updates should not be ignored.
Should you find yourself infected, please call us at 864-990-4748 as we are specialists in virus removal here in the Greenville Anderson Spartanburg area.