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[Guide] Protect yourself from Petya ransomware virus

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KeRRR    748

Hey guys,


Some of you may have heard about a virus unleashed from the Dark Web which may look like a word document or other type of file. If you execute or open it, it will try to infect your pc and any pc on your network with the Petya virus. This virus will cause a BSOD which will run a bogas chkdisk when your computer restarts to encrypt your hard drive disk. You then have to enter an encryption key, which you will have to pay for following a Dark Web link. I found a solution to protect yourself if you get infected.


By turning off 'Automatically Restart' on windows crash (Win7,8,10). You can recover your pc without your files getting encrypted. To disable 'Automatically Restart', follow the guide below:

How To Disable the Automatic Restart on System Failure

  1. Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel.

    Tip: In a hurry? Type system in the search box after clicking Start. Choose System under the Control Panel heading in the list of results and then skip to Step 4.

  2. Click on the System and Security link.

    Note: If you're viewing the Small icons or Large icons view of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply double-click on the System icon and proceed to Step 4.

  3. Click on the System link.

  4. In the task pane on the left, click the Advanced system settings link.

  5. Locate the Startup and Recovery section near the bottom of the window and click on the Settings button.

  6. In the Startup and Recovery window, locate and uncheck the check box next to Automatically restart.

  7. Click OK in the Startup and Recovery window.

  8. Click OK in the System Properties window.

  1. You can now close the System window.

  2. From now on, when a problem causes a BSOD or another major error that halts the system, Windows will not force a reboot. You'll have to reboot manually when an error appears.


By doing this, you can then get your windows repair disc or repair usb and recover your system or load a backup/restore point without losing your files. Your files will also not be encrypted as long as you don't restart into the os. Run the repair first. If you keep getting infected, then run a virus scan and attempt to remove the ransomware. Make sure to check all pc's on the network if you are infected!

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Jeby    593
3 hours ago, hazz69mcpie said:

Do you know how computers first get infected with this virus?

Normally just stupid stuff, like downloading shady shit, going to shady sites with shady ads. Opening attachments in shady emails. Practicing good internet hygiene normally protects against stuff like this, but not always, and it might be someone else who causes you to be infected.

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Hoste    438

Does this mean I can't play Hyperlink 50/50 with random Omegle users? But what if it's boobies :-(

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LiMaaa    811
22 hours ago, hazz69mcpie said:

Do you know how computers first get infected with this virus?

This particular virus comes in many forms, its likely that it will be a word document, pdf or another file that you will either get via email (90%) or some other infected web server (10%). Your best bet is to make sure that the files you are downloaded are from trusted sources.


We promise EGC fast DL will never contain any malicious threats! <3

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