AKM Polizei virus is a ransomware program designed to scare victims in Austria and extort their money. It is installed with Trojans from infected websites. After AKM Polizei virus is installed, it locks victim’s access to the infected computer and displays a message made on behalf of AKM organization that protects copyrights in Austrian. AKM Polizei virus demands victims to pay 100 EURO for violating copyright law and unlocking computer. Cyber criminals demand this fine paid with PaySafeCard money transfer system that help them to collect money without risk of being detected. People often do not know that official agencies like AKM never use payment systems like PaySafeCard for collecting fines, and do not lock computers.
This removal guide will help you to remove AKM Polizei virus either manually or with a help of AKM Polizei virus Removal Tool that comes with “Free online support” and “Free one-year-long protection” against stubborn malicious programs.
What is AKM Polizei virus ?
AKM Polizei virus is a ransomware scam ran by cyber criminals for money extortion. They accuse a victim in a crime committed online and push them to pay a fine (ransom) for a fake violation. Removing AKM Polizei virus is quite complicated since victim’s computer is locked and antivirus software is not working while it is blocked by the virus. AKM Polizei virus uses Trojans for infecting computers, and you need to be careful while browsing websites. Remember that a request of payment made with PaySafeCard is a clear sign of the scam, and message displayed by AKM Polizei virus is a fake invented by cyber criminals for money extortion. You do not need to be scared, and you need to remove AKM Polizei virus before it helps to infect your computer with other threats.
You can get your computer infected with AKM Polizei virus after visiting infected websites or after downloading some free content from the Internet. Email spam is also used to spread AKM Polizei virus and infect your computer with ransomware. Avoid clicking links and buttons on suspicious websites. Do not visit websites with adult content, and protect your computer with firewall and good antivirus.
AKM Polizei virus Removal Tool
AKM Polizei virus locks user’s access to computer controls and thus protects itself against removal. This makes it quite difficult for an average computer user to remove AKM Polizei virus manually. Some of removal procedures are dangerous for computer system if an error is made. Unless you understand everything in the manual removal guide, it is better to use AKM Polizei virus Removal Tool that comes with a free antispyware program and free online assistance.
Remove AKM Polizei virus Manually
Start your system in Safe Mode and try to access Windows System Restore . You need to find the restore point set before your computer was infected with AKM Polizei virus and restore your system to previous. System Restore will undo all the changes made by this virus, and you can restart your computer as normal and run a full scan with your security program to remove malicious files installed onto your PC.
If the System Restore is not available or there is no a restore point that you can use, then, do the following:
1. First, you need to check proxy settings and repair them to prevent hijacking that might link your computer to a malicious website that spread this infection.
2. Start your computer in a Safe Mode and log as a system administrator. Then access Startup folder. For this click Start, select All Programs and find Startup folder. Look at the startup folder and remove suspicious program that you cannot identify. AKM Polizei virus uses a random name consist of characters and numbers, and some variations might use startup for blocking your computer. Disable suspicious items, restart your computer, and see if it helps.
3. If disabling suspicious files in Windows Startup list doesn’t help to prevent blocking your PC, than you need to fix registry keys used for blocking.
Click Start and type regedit in the search field below. Then press Enter. (On windows XP you need to click Run in the menu and type the command in the input field of the Run utility.
Press OK button, or Enter key, when done.)
In Registry Editor Look for the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
Double click on this key and find Shell in the right pane. It should be set to “Explorer.exe”. If there is something different or an addition to it after coma, right click this line and modify the value to “Explorer.exe” only.
Note: If you see path related to the name that you remove, write it down. It points to the program that runs AKM Polizei virus , and you need to find and remove it.
VERY IMPORTANT: Before you make changes to your system registry database, make a backup file for the keys being changed or removed in your system registry. You can do this by opening File menu in the Registry Editor and clicking Export. Then follow instructions on the screen. If something goes wrong, you can restore this key by double clicking the saved registry backup file. If no problem is noticed, then you can just discard this file later. Unless you do the backup, you might end with inoperable machine that requires expensive professional attention.
Kill AKM Polizei virus malicious processes
Note: The file is located in either %AppData% or %Temp% directory in the current user profile.
Remove AKM Polizei virus entries from system registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell [random chars].exe
Delete AKM Polizei virus files and folders:
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\ [random chars and numbers]
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\[random chars ] \ [random name].exe
Note: Better check for location in your system registry as described above since the path might be different.
If manual removal is difficult and confusing to you, then use removal tool and get a free assistance for removing AKM Polizei virus and free antispyware program that will protect your computer against spyware for a full year.
Complete AKM Polizei virus Removal
AKM Polizei virus might come with other malicious programs and dangerous viruses. After you remove this virus, update your antivirus software and scan your system. You can use free antivirus scanner from different manufacturers to make sure that no threat is missed. Then you need to scan your system for spyware with some anti-spyware program like one coming with offered AKM Polizei virus Removal Tool since a normal antivirus software wouldn’t remove legitimate spyware used with malicious purpose by cyber criminals.
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