FBI holds my MB for randsom

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    Was looking at some soft porn when all of sudden a pop up appears and says that the FBI has taken control of my MB until I pay a randsom. I know it's a scam but how do I unlock it?
     
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    Quit Safari with the shift key down
    Reboot
     
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    I was using Chrome. I can't quit Chrome.
     
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    Hi,
    Try this in terminal
    killall Google\ Chrome or killall 'Google Chrome'
     
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    It worked. Thanks for the help. Lesson learned - the hard way.
     
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    I managed to get my MB working using the Safari shut down but am a little nervous about that "FBI" scam still being on my computer. Should I still do the "kill all Goggle/Chrome"? Is there a worthwhile software ie. "Cleanup my Mac" or Mac Keeper" or are they a waste of time an money?
     
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    if you where able to boot, you should be ok. You should not be using an Admin Account for Day to Day use, if you are make a new Admin account with a very secure password, then change your Account to Standard. System Preferences > Users and Accounts.

    Yes, it won't hurt to do that. I would stick to using Safari unless you have a pressing need for Chrome. It's faster and more secure.

    NO, NO, NO... these are more trouble than they are worth.
     
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    make sure you are logged out of the admin account before you try to change it over to standard type in system preferences in the new admin account if you go down that road.
     
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