Mobi Registration Final Notice Domain Renewal Purchase Scam

.mobi Final Notice domain registration scam fax

A customer recently sent a pdf copy of a fax they received from www . mobireg. mobi .   The fax consisted of the right the company had to claim a domain with the .mobi extension and that it was a “Final Notice”.

A copy of the fax/pdf is shown below:

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I called the number in the fax. The it was ansered by a legitamate autoattendant. A live person answered after I tselected one of the option from the phone menu tree. They answered my first question regarding this service and then I was hung-up on on the second legitamate question I was asking regarding the domain.

.mobi registration scam received on fax machine – says “Final Notice”

Not sure if this falls into the pool of some of the worst scams but an unsuspecting person in a small office who has been assigned the task of being the psuedo IT person could be taken by this and register the domain thinking if they don’t they could get themselves into trouble. They’ll pony up the fee to register the .mobi domain name thinking also it’s the right thing to do before someone else gets it.

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How to remove sirefef trojan virus zeroaccess rootkit

How to Remove Sirefef Virus Trojan

The following is what I did to remove the sirefef trojan / virus.

Superantispyware did not find this trojan (at the time of this post/writing), malware bytes did not find it and don’t use the ESET removal tool, it just breaks things. In my case ESET sirefef removal tool deactivated my Windows 7.  McAfee stinger did not find this trojan/virus.

I ran Microsoft’s Microsoft Safety Scanner – Antivirus | Remove Spyware, Malware  tool. Use the FULL scan option and select in the end to remove everything. Forget viewing and selecting what to remove, let the tool just remove what it can. Don;t reboot yet. Run SFC /scannow . This will restore any files that got changed by SIREFEF trojan.

Here are the result of my SFC scan to fix files that were broken by sirefef. This worked. 

Then reboot. Run Microsoft’s Safety Scanner again. Run SFC again.  Reboot.  Depending on the speed of your computer, SFC and Microsoft’s Safety scanner can run a while but it’s worth it. My system is very fast so it did not take long, about 20 minutes. BE PATIENT.

Remove sirefef trojan virus

Microsoft Security Essentials again can be used to remove the sirefef virus if you already have it installed. If not, download and install it and run a full scan.

Below is an image capture of a successful removal of sirefef trojan virus using Microsoft Security Essentials.  The scan was run on a Windwos 7 computer.

Remove Virus Sirefef

Microsoft Security Essentials Remove Virus Sirefef