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 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Cult of Peggle Virus

 Post subject: Re: Cult of Peggle Virus
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:52 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 19786


In the case your Master Boot Record has been altered, or removed (as happened to me with the fake version of Classic Shell), you can fix it. If you never made an Emergency Boot Disk from your operating system? and in that you can't boot up? You will have to find someone with a Windows OS - 7 worked...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Cult of Peggle Virus

 Post subject: Re: Cult of Peggle Virus
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:35 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 19786


My FINAL solution was to use an older Windows 7 Emergency Boot CD, where none of the command line tools fixed it? I finally noticed the top 1 of 6 menu items 'Fix Startup Problems' - and phew - even though it's Windows 10 (as I thought 8 and 10 were major changes with MBR from 7), it did fix it. Ca...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Cult of Peggle Virus

 Post subject: Re: Cult of Peggle Virus
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:23 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 19786


My FINAL solution was to use an older Windows 7 Emergency Boot CD, where none of the command line tools fixed it? I finally noticed the top 1 of 6 menu items 'Fix Startup Problems' - and phew - even though it's Windows 10 (as I thought 8 and 10 were major changes with MBR from 7), it did fix it. Ca...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: One way to tell if you have the infected ClassicShell

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:46 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 6534


The infected copy I have says 6.81 MB (7,148,732 bytes) version 4.3.0 - I downloaded this one around 5 PM EST August 2nd if I'm not mistaken on time The NEW copy - non infected says 6.88 MB (7,220,496 bytes) version 4.3.0 - I JUST downloaded this one and I'm told the problem has been fixed. I don't ...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Cult of Peggle Virus

 Post subject: Re: Cult of Peggle Virus
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:30 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 19786


Here's what happened. The download mirror service called FossHub, where Classic Shell stores its downloads, got hacked earlier today. This was intended to coincide with the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, which would cause many people to have to download the latest Classic Shell. The inst...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Cult of Peggle Virus

 Post subject: Cult of Peggle Virus
Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:48 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 19786


I figured I'd create a thread on this, as this was the cause of my system never rebooting. It seems according to another user in the forums the Classic Shell download links were misdirected or somehow included this virus. Your machine will boot up with a 'spade' character bottom left at startup - an...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Windows 10 post Anniversary update - won't boot

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:24 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 8598


There is a virus in this program same thing just happened to me its the Cult of peggle. They have replaced the download links. Oh, I see you are NOT kidding https://twitter.com/CultOfRazer Yes, that is EXACTLY what I see The Spade character bottom left with a blinking cursor Odd, nowhere through Go...

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Windows 10 post Anniversary update - won't boot

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:14 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 8598


CreatedAcountForThis wrote:
There is a virus in this program same thing just happened to me its the Cult of peggle. They have replaced the download links.


Somehow I gather this is intended humor.

Unfortunately I'm not laughing.

 Forum: Hack hotline   Topic: Windows 10 post Anniversary update - won't boot

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:32 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 8598


I wasn't happy to see my machine auto rebooted - losing my work while I slept But I realized this was the Windows 10 Anniversary update. So it finally comes back, and I ask myself ? Where is my ClassicShell? So I remember a notification yesterday a new CS is available. I go to install it, nothing bu...
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