I had this dreadful experience when this loud angmoh woman’s voice blasted out from my speakers. It went something like this. ‘Please call this number if you want to get your data in your computer back…something like that.’ And a window popped out from the screen with a phone number starting with 800-xxxxx, could not remember the rest of the digits. I quickly switched of my laptop.
This happened last Sat, 25 Jun 16 when I was reading TRE site. Shit!
Then the screen went blank. I knew that I was hit. I turned on my anti
virus for a full scan and no virus or malware was found! But when I
logged on again, I could not access the internet. The indicator went
swirling when I clicked on the Chrome icon but nothing happened. Tried
several times to confirm what I did not want to know. My photo files
were still ok. But my Word’s files were unreadable. A window popped up
when I tried to read a file with a Window Word initial and the following
sentences. Your Word program needs a converter to read file correctly.
This feature is not installed in your system. Please click to install
program or something like that. And there were two buttons, Yes and No
to click. I refused to click suspecting the worst. My files are held at
The only thing to do is to seek help. I also bought another PC for
immediate use. My friends in mysingaporenews blog were very pessimistic.
Big trouble, gone case. Spoke to a computer sales guy. He too said
serious and costly.
I asked another guy who told me to reset laptop to factory setting would
help. I nearly tried but hesitate as I would lose all the apps loaded.
Thought of doing a full saving, lock, stock and barrel, but still
Then I tried another way. Eureka, it works. I can now gain access to the
net. And I also found a way to read my Word files. Alright, not to
alarm the hackers or leak out the secret, I am not going to divulge what
I did in this blog. But anyone who wants to know can email me for my
solution if they have been hacked. It did not cost me a cent. But I
don’t guarantee that it would work in your case but very likely it will.
Redbean – Normal service has been resumed.