All of a sudden I got a popup telling me to click to install "Windows Updates." Clicking the popup caused my computer to restart. Other than all this, my computer has been working fine. Even if this might seem a bit of an overkill, it will never hurt and, more importantly, this will solve all the other eventual issues, whether you are aware of them share|improve this answer answered Dec 5 '12 at 21:39 community wiki Daniel R Hicks add a comment| up vote 5 down vote As suggested before in this topic, if you ARE http://teknodroid.net/how-to/how-to-remove-spyware-windows-10.html
I used it to scan my windows 7 pc, iphone and ipad. Many ransomware developers have made mistakes that let the good security professionals develop processes that undo the damage. Do you think my computer is safe? Windows' builtin Task Manager won't cut it; get Sysinternals Process Explorer.
If things are really bad, the only option is to wipe the disk and reinstall the operating system from scratch. Before you begin, use the other answers to this question to make sure the ransomware program is removed from your computer. Advertisement Now if you were lucky enough to catch a security message and get the name of the virus itself, then you can continue on to Threat Expert and get all But then this whole thread is also about malware avoidance strategies.