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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all,

 Tonight began one of the worst experiences I have come across. I was using my computer to watch some sport on youtube. I then went to watch a few things on my plex media server and it kept coming up with playback errors ‘check if file is mounted correctly’ so I navigated to the file and i noticed my mp4 and mkv files all had become macro enabled word files and they had a file extension.docm. They also had a .txt file in the directory telling me that all files were encrypted and I needed to do the following steps. I immediately thought I would scan with MalwareBytes and this quarantined a number of items. I then thought I would try a system restore but this would not complete successfully. I then tried to boot to safe mode to do the restore again. However this led to just a black screen. I had to restart the computer with the power button. I thought on restart I will press f8 when the boot up screen appears. However this screen never appeared. The screen remained black for a few moments until eventually the login screen appeared. I then tried to do an advanced reatart to reset the computer which again resulted in this black screen. I had to turn the computer off again at the power and try again. This time i tried to boot to safe mode using command prompt. AGAIN the black screen. I thought there must be something wrong with the Hard drive, i disconnected the hard drive and plugged in a brand new one and booted up. I expected the bios to load but no it was just the black screen again. Does anyone have any ideas what could be going on? Any advice would be appreciated. I hope this all makes sense

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What does this have to do with tor?

 

Anyway if you were hit by a ransomware, which you almost certainly were, your data is unfortunately lost. Don't pay, there's no guarantee they'll ever give you the key. To get your computer working normally again you'll need to reinstall Windows and be more careful with what you download.


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-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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how much are they saying to pay?

 

 

but as Sauron said, there is no guarantee they will give you the key. 

 

try geeksquad? i have heard of people getting them to remove ransomeware 


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3 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

try geeksquad? i have heard of people getting them to remove ransomeware 

I find that very hard to believe, ransomware cannot simply be "removed" once the data is encrypted. They probably just reinstalled windows or restored a backup.


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Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Sauron said:

I find that very hard to believe, ransomware cannot simply be "removed" once the data is encrypted. They probably just reinstalled windows or restored a backup.

I highly agree with this,

 

Also when did you get the new pfp? I preferred the last haha


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Posted · Original PosterOP

What is very unusual about this is that the note is not in an obvious location. I understand I should reinstall windows but the problem is I cant do this? I cant even get into bios to change the boot up. The computer just shows a black screen. What do yous think? 

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3 hours ago, NeilMcMahon12 said:

What is very unusual about this is that the note is not in an obvious location. I understand I should reinstall windows but the problem is I cant do this? I cant even get into bios to change the boot up. The computer just shows a black screen. What do yous think? 

remove the boot drive and use a different one


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7 minutes ago, iLostMyXbox21 said:

remove the boot drive and use a different one

Hi, i unplugged the solid state drive which is my boot drive and plugged it into a spare SATA i had and it is just still the same. Straight to black screen

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must have bean a rootkit to


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3 hours ago, NeilMcMahon12 said:

Hi, i unplugged the solid state drive which is my boot drive and plugged it into a spare SATA i had and it is just still the same. Straight to black screen

i mean use a different drive completely, this one is the one with the windows that has the ransomeware, so try getting a different one for booting and consider wiping this one. maybe even wipe an hdd and use that? i have never had ransomware so i am not 100% sure how to fix it but this is just something that i think should fix it just cause if your windows is infected, getting fresh windows should fix it


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Thnaks. Has anyone any idea how I get the conputer past a black screen when it has just turned on? Its not even giving me an option to get into the bios

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Try unplugging all hard drives and SSDs before booting the PC (power cable or data cable, doesn't matter.  Unplug one and the disk won't be recognized). 

If that works, so much the better.  If it doesn't, we'll need to reset the BIOS.  I'll cover that in the next bit

 

if the PC has a "clear CMOS" button at the back, use that.  Otherwise unplug the PC and remove the CMOS battery from the motherboard for a couple of minutes.  that will clear the BIOS.

 

 

 

 

Once you've gotten into the BIOS, we'll need to look into which drive is causing the problem.  To do that, reboot the PC with one drive connected and try to get into the BIOS again.  Keep doing that until you've checked every drive. 

Whichever drive is giving you issues is either dead or will need to be formatted.  However I wouldn't format it under windows.  A linux bootable stick will do miracles here.  You'll be able to boot into linux, then attach the drive and wipe or format it using Gparted.

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8 hours ago, Ben Quigley said:

I highly agree with this,

 

Also when did you get the new pfp? I preferred the last haha

The old one was getting boring, I had it for over 2 years :P


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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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Ok I am going to touch this. First the encrypted data is a loss at this point.

 

You will need to remove ALL storage devices on the machine and also from what you are saying I would clear the cmos. Now if this was a nasty enough attack they could have done something bad to your bios firmware, but I feel that is unlikely.

 

Now you will need a brand new ssd or Hdd and a thumb drive or disk with windows.

 

You will want to just install windows as usual. Now while windows is installing get some take or sticky notes and label the drives as infected or do not use or whatever you need to so you don't insert them. 

 

Now if you care about that data I would hold on to the disks for another 6 months to see if one of the many AV vendors releases a way to decrypt them. If not there are ways to safely format these drives and use them again.

 

Now for the worst part. These attacks are normally a worm based attack so it is important you take steps to scan and isolate any other devices on your network that this might have hit.

 

I am guessing being a plex server it was partially exposed to web traffic or your password for plex was fairly easy to crack. Just use this as a learning experience and move on. Hell, the source might be another device in your network that is still passing around this ransomware.

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On 6/21/2019 at 3:52 AM, Sauron said:

The old one was getting boring, I had it for over 2 years :P

Weak. :P

 

Real men have the same pic for 6 years until they're tired of people yoinking it and acting like complete retards.


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Just now, flibberdipper said:

Weak. :P

 

Real men have the same pic for 6 years until they're tired of people yoinking it and acting like complete retards.

you changed your name tho 🤔


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What is scaling and how does it work? Asus PB287Q unboxing! Console alternatives :D Watch Netflix with Kodi on Arch Linux Sharing folders over the internet using SSH Beginner's Guide To LTT (by iamdarkyoshi)

Sauron'stm Product Scores:

Spoiler

Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

Spoiler

A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

Spoiler

From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

Spoiler

A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

Spoiler

Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

Spoiler

Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

Spoiler

A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, flibberdipper said:

Weak. :P

 

Real men have the same pic for 6 years until they're tired of people yoinking it and acting like complete retards.

bow mortals! never changing the default from google and using that for everything wins!


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The unanimous Declaration of the penguins independance

when in the Course of technological events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all computers are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are security and customizability . — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Operating System becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Operating System, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their security and customizability. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Operating Systems long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Operating systems, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of control. The history of microsoft windows is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these pc's. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

Microsoft has refused there Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.

Microsoft has forbidden there users to pass patches of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till there Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, they have utterly neglected to attend to them.

Microsoft has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.

Microsoft has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their Public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with there measures.

Microsoft has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected, whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.

Microsoft has endeavoured to prevent the compitition to windows; for that purpose obstructing the The furthurment of technology; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of pcs.

Microsoft has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing there Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers..

Microsoft has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

Microsoft has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving there Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:

For depriving us in many cases, of the benefit of Trial by Jury:

For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies

For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:

For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.

Microsoft has abdicated Government Microsoft, by declaring us out of there Protection and waging War against us.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our human brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement Microsoft. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the penguins of linux, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these united Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent Operating System, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the Microsoft Emporer, and that all political connection between them and the Operating system windows, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Operating System, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent Operating Systems may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

 

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10 minutes ago, Sauron said:

you changed your name tho 🤔

ssssssshhhhhh it's a secret


Main PC: sleeper Dell on profile boi

Laptop: Latitude E4310 w/ i5 580M, 8GB RAM, 120GB 840 EVO, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 wireless card, Windows 7 Pro x64

Zeus: 2x 1266MHz PIII, Supermicro P3TDDE, 1x 512MB PC133 ECC, Radeon 9600 Pro 128MB, 30GB DiamondMax Plus 8 + 80GB IBM DeskStar, Windows XP Pro SP3

 

On 2/26/2019 at 2:37 AM, campy said:

when my girlfriend comes over and sees my dining room and kitchen counters covered in pc parts from pre 2006 she immediately takes off her clothes

nothing sexual, she just doesnt want the nerd dust on her clothes 

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Here's a quick procedural rundown: 

0. Run a full antivirus/antimalware scan on every computer that is capable of accessing your server, as well as the server itself. 

1. Use the tool at https://www.nomoreransom.org/. You upload two encrypted files and the URL in the ransom note, and if your strain has been cracked then it will provide a decryption tool. 

2. If that didn't work, restore from backup. 

3. If you don't have a backup, either pay the ransom or wipe the system and start all over again. 

4. If you pay the ransom, make an offer for like 50% of what they're asking. These guys are usually willing to haggle. 


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On 6/20/2019 at 4:53 PM, NeilMcMahon12 said:

What is very unusual about this is that the note is not in an obvious location. I understand I should reinstall windows but the problem is I cant do this? I cant even get into bios to change the boot up. The computer just shows a black screen. What do yous think? 

I would say to use a different desktop (or just get a really cheap prebuilt PC if you don't have another on hand), get the Microsoft Windows Boot Media tool, then plug the drive in and re-install it. Or, if you DM me I can offer you a Windows ISO (legal) that you can extract and put onto the drive.


I can crash a computer in 30 seconds by running a .bat file with the contents %0|%0.

I can crash a computer in 1 second by yeeting it.

I also now have about 7 GB of viruses on an autorun flash drive.

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