Austrian Police Virus is ransomware program designed to extort money from Austrian and German speaking computer users. This program locks user’s access to computer and displays a message in German that alleges user in some law violation committed on the Internet. The list of crimes includes distribution of some prohibited or copyrighted content, and it is hard for any user to say if a content was distributed illegally on the websites he/she recently visit. The infected computer is immediately locked by Austrian Police Virus, and cyber criminals are trying to apply pressure by telling victims that a criminal case will be filed unless a fine of 100 Euro will be paid quickly. Some people get scared and pay ransom to avoid bigger trouble and to unlock computers. However, this payment doesn’t help, and victims should find some way to remove Austrian Police Virus before computer is back to normal and unlocked.
Austrian Police Virus Removal Guide
- Remove Austrian Police Virus manually
- Austrian Police Virus Removal Tool
- Complete Austrian Police Virus removal
What is Austrian Police Virus?
Austrian Police Virus is a malicious ransomware program specially designed to trick people into paying ransom. Cyber criminals spread this program over the Internet. It might come with free products downloads, as a link in email message or in the banner found on rogue websites. After Austrian Police Virus infects a computer, it locks all the functions that let user access the desktop. Instead, the screen with a message supposedly sent by Austrian Police is displayed. This message alleges a user in a crime committed on the internet
Usually, people have no idea about the way they might violate this law, but they cannot say for sure that content on the websites they visit is legitimate or not. Criminals also use the fact that people do not know that police is not locking computers and do not uses Ukash or Paysafe cards for collecting fines.
Austrian Police Virus Removal Tool
Austrian Police Virus is protected against removal by locking user’s access to computer. Removal process might be a problem to inexperienced user since errors made during the removal might bring harm to the system. Removing Austrian Police Virus with a special removal tool is more safe and reliable way than a manual removal process.
Austrian Police Virus Removal Tool helps to remove Austrian Police Virus and other security threats that are often missed by antivirus programs. This offer comes with technical support and money back guaranty.
Remove Austrian Police Virus manually
Access Windows System Restore while your system is started in a Safe Mode. This tool might be used to revert malicious changes made by Austrian Police Virus to your computer. You need to find a restore point set right before the system was infected and use this save for system repair. System Restore will undo all the most important changes made by Austrian Police Virus, and then you can use your antivirus for removing malicious components.
If the System Restore is not available or is not set for saving restore points, then do following:
1. First, you need to check and repair proxy settings to prevent hijacking that might link your computer to a malicious website.
2. Then, start your computer in a Safe Mode and log in with administrative privileges. Then access StarUp folder by clicking Start, selecting All Programs and finding Startup folder. Look at this folder and remove suspicious program that you cannot identify. Names that are looking strange or random should be removed. Austrian Police Virus uses random file names consisting of characters and numbers. These files also might use for a disguise file names that resemble well-known windows files. However, these programs would have different extension and location where they are installed. After you remove Luxemburg Police from the startup list, start your system as normal to see for a result.
3. If removing Austrian Police Virus from Windows programs Startup list do not help to unlock your PC, than try to fix certain registry keys commonly used for blocking system tools and making other changes malicious changes.
To start your registry editor, click Start and type regedit in the search field below. Then press Enter. (On windows XP click Run in the menu, and type regedit.exe in the input field of the Run utility. Then, press OK button, or Enter key to finish this operation.
In Registry Editor Look for the keys
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [some path] to randomly named Austrian Police Virus executable file.
Note: Write this path and file name down on the piece of paper. It will help you to find and remove Luxemburg Police executable file later.
Expand the key:
Look for Shell subkey in the right pane. It should be set to “Explorer”. If there is some other file or some additional string placed after “Explorer”, then remove any extras and leave only “Explorer” as a subkey value.
IMPORTANT: Before you make any changes to your system registry, make a backup file for the key that you are going to change. 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 file. If no problem is noticed, then you can discard this backup file later.
Kill Austrian Police Virus malicious processes
Note: The file is located in either %AppData% or %Temp% directory in the current user profile.
Remove Austrian Police Virus entries from system registry:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run [path to random]\[random chars].exe
Delete Austrian Police Virus file and folders:
%UserName%\%Application Data%\[random chars folder name]\[random chars].exe
%UserName%\%Temp%\[random chars folder name]\[random chars].exe
Complete Austrian Police Virus removal
Austrian Police Virus might come with other viruses. When you remove Austrian Police Virus, you need to update your antivirus program and scan your system for other viruses. To make sure that nothing is missed, use a free antivirus scanner from a different antivirus vendor. If you value your privacy, then you probably need also check your system on the presence of spyware. Conventional antivirus program barely would warn you on a presence of legitimate spyware programs that might be used by cuber criminals with malicious purpose.
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