STOP Piracy Virus is a latest incarnation of SOPA Virus. STOP Piracy Virus is a ransomware that is been targeting French users using internet. It locks PC and accuses user for violating copyrighted material. It does not tell you perform any task on your machine. It just locks PC and blocks your complete access to PC. PC just covers the message from STOP Piracy Virus that says following in the message: STOP PIRACY Document-maître de infractions SOPA (Loi Piratage de Logiciels en Ligne) et PIPA (PROTECT Loi sur la Propriété Intellectuelle) a détecté qui vous utilizez le piratage de contenu sur votre ordinateur, tels que” . It asks you to pay 100 Euro to unlock PC. It further scares user stating if fine is not paid they will face criminal actions. No matter what you try to unlock machine, STOP Piracy Virus keep showing same message again and again. You feel like stuck and wanted to pay the fine. But as we mentioned this is just scareware and ransoware, not an official government message. Here are some of the steps to unlock your screen and remove STOP Piracy Virus. Read More →
Home Malware Cleaner Virus is a fake security program. Home Malware Cleaner designed to steal money by tricking users. It affects windows users and misleads users into thinking it as antimalware software. Home Malware Cleaner virus shows user that PC is infected with various Trojans and harmful spywares. It shows system alert stating access conflict detected and an unidentified program is trying to access system process address space. It even shows Trojan name. All of these messages are coming from Home Malware Cleaner virus, are fabricated and designed to scare user. Normally, Home Malware Cleaner Virus comes when user visit website that is infected with malicious infection or downloading music or video files. Viruses are normally bundled with those files and not knowing the consequences user gets infected with this virus. To get rid of Home Malware Cleaner virus can be time consuming and tiring process. If you do not remove Home Malware Cleaner Virus properly, it comes back and starts infecting PC all over again. We have created this simple guide to remove this virus and get rid of Home Malware Cleaner virus from the registry and other system folders. Read More →
Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus is the latest ransomware that disable your access to your PC. Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus is targeting many users. It pretend itself as Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft Conferation Suisse Confederazione Svizzera Confederaziun svizra (Switzerland police). After locking the PC, it shows your IP Address and threatens user for criminal action if fine was not paid in timely manner. It even tells user that your machine was found doing illegal activity and Federal Department of Justice and Police has locked the PC. To unlock your PC, virus demands fine paid to Federal Department of Justice and Police within time limits. However, even if you pay so called “fine” and your PC gets unlocked, virus is still there in your system and it will surely come back within a week and demand ransom again. So it is better to take care of this virus from the root and remove it. Even if you have antivirus program, it just bypass all security majors including firewall and windows in-build security majors. Another red flag of Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus is that it uses Paysafecard and Ukash system for payment to unlock PC. Both methods of payment are like cash payment. So no one can trace back to those criminals. Normally, virus like this penetrates in your system when you visit malicious site or downloaded free music or software. To remove Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus and unlock your PC could be tricky as it does not allow any software to download. However, if you can get into safe mode with networking, you might be able to recover your PC. But if you cannot get in then you will definitely need to technicians’ help to remove this PC locking virus. Just follow our instructions and see if you can remove Federal Department of Justice and Police Virus. Please let us know if you cannot fix this issue by yourself. Read More →
Internet Crime Complaint Center Virus is another floating ransomware virus. It locks pc under the header Internet Crime Complaint Center of the Department of Federal Bureau of Investigation. It uses FBI’s name, but it has nothing to do with actual FBI. This is just virus which just pretending as genuine message from Internet Crime Complaint Center of Department of Federal Bureau of Investigation. It locks PC and it demand ransom anywhere from $100 to $500 to unlock PC. It asks users to pay money via GreenDot MoneyPak system and enter pin code to unlock PC. Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) is government organization, but they are warning users about this scam and not to pay fine. But, somehow user gets infected with such ransomware and end up paying extortion money, which leads to hacker to spread virus more brutally. Below is the message from Internet Crime Complaint Center Department of Federal Bureau of Investigation virus:
Internet Crime Complaint Center
Department of Federal Bureau of Investigation
All activity of this computer is being recorded using audio, video and other devices.
Saved data will be used for identification.
Illegal activity report is sent to government agencies.
Threat of prosecution reminder
You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited pornographic content (child porn, zoofilia, etc.) thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of the United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of the United States of America of May 28, 2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated.
We highly encourage our user to fix PC themselves and remove this virus yourself. If your PC is unlocked in safe mode with networking then follow this instruction and remove Internet Crime Complaint Center
virus, but if you cannot get into safe mode or your PC is locked even in safe mode then please talk to our experts and see what else we can do for you to get rid of this virus. Read More →