Re: RedsZone Malware Attack Discussion
FWIW, I had a similar experience to Sea Ray. I just gave my laptop to our IT people, so hopefully they will be able to fix it. At some point last Thursday (9/1) I must have download something and it just shut down every program (except Internet Explorer, similar to Sea Ray) and kept asking me to download "fixes" to scan and clean the computer. The fake diagnostic program was called Master Utilities. (Actually, from what I've read, it doesn't shut down everything but only makes it seem like everything is shut down and/or deleted. Of course, this distinction means nothing to people as un-technically savvy as me.) I did start having problems shortly after being on Reds Zone, but to be honest but for this thread I probably would not have tied the virus to this site. So it could have been from somewhere else entirely. But I thought would share just in case it would be helpful to someone.
Honestly, it was a pretty old/bad laptop and I don't think the virus protection was up to date, so lesson learned on that front.