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I've tested the about.exe and it was Data Recovery aka Master Utilities.

This rogue will disable your Taskmanager, hide all files + your hard drive. You can do nothing.

If you're infected with Data Recovery or Master Utilities, please use this key to disinfect your PC.

Serial = 1203978628012489708290478989147

The file will be dropped here:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\6DSS92c31Apgjk.exe

After the registration you can download the registered copy of Master Utilities.

Start a Quick Scan with Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware to delete the rest of files (Be sure your MBAM is updated!)


Some screenshots:



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  • 2 months later...

My laptop got infected with this. It is sufficiently "normal" looking (no broken English, etc.) that I was convinced I actually had disk and RAM problems.

By poking around I found that my files were hidden and managed to copy them to a flash drive. Then I was going to e-cycle it and since I couldn't get the disk out, did my best to really erase it including system files. Then I decided to have the laptop repaired, but the repair guy told me it was a virus. He's fixing it since I'd already deleted so much it won't boot.

My question is, now I have the flash drive to deal with. I'm assuming it's infected. Instead of having him fix that, I would like to try to disinfect it myself. I don't really care about the files on it since I have a recent backup, but I'd like to save the flash drive.

(1) I have a backup laptop that I can risk. Should it be safe and sufficient to attach the flash drive to that and run antimalware on it and then on the laptop's drive?

(2) Do I understand that if I were running antimalware Pro it would have protected my system from infection with this?


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Hello trudyjh and welcome to Malwarebytes

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