Buma Stemra virus is a ransomware designed to scare victims in Netherlands for extorting their money. It can be installed onto your PC with Trojans from malicious and infected websites. After Buma Stemra virus is started, it completely locks screen and controls that a victim’s can use to access the infected computer. Then a fake message about a crime committed by a victim online is displayed. Buma Stemra virus is spread in Europe and request victims to pay 100 EURO as a fine for the violation and for unlocking computer. This message says that PaySafeCard have to be used for transferring money paid as a fine. Many people have no idea that government agencies never use this a payment systems for collecting fines, and an anonymous nature of money transfer used with this payment system helps cyber criminals to feel safe and run the Buma Stemra Virus scam.
This removal guide will help you to remove Buma Stemra Virus either manually or with a help of Buma Stemra Virus Removal Tool that comes with “Free online support” and “Free one-year-long protection” against stubborn malicious programs.
What is Buma Stemra Virus?
Buma Stemra Virus is a malicious program that helps cyber criminals to extort people’s money by scaring them with fake messages disguised as a law enforcement accusations in a crime committed online by a victim. Then it asks to pay a ransom as a fine for the false accusation that is not related to any authority. Removing Buma Stemra Virus is quite difficult because victim’s computer is locked and antivirus software is blocked or disrupted. Buma Stemra Virus is spread with Trojans, and you need to be careful while visiting suspicious websites. Request of payment made with PaySafeCard is also a clear sign of the scam, and message displayed by Buma Stemra Virus is a complete fake made by cyber criminals. Do not be scared of such a message but remove Buma Stemra Virus that is designed for stealing your money.
You can get your computer infected with Buma Stemra Virus after visiting infected websites or downloading some free content used as a disguise for the Buma Stemra Virus Trojan. Email spam might also be used to spread Buma Stemra Virus and infect your computer. Avoid clicking links on suspicious websites and visiting websites with adult content that are often used for spreading ransomware.
Buma Stemra Virus Removal Tool
Buma Stemra Virus is protected against removal since antivirus software cannot work properly with the virus controlling victim’s computer and blocking victim’s access to controls. This makes it quite difficult for an average computer user to Remove Buma Stemra Virus manually. Some of removal procedures are potentially dangerous for your computer. Unless you understand everything in the manual removal guide, it is better to use Buma Stemra Virus Removal Tool that comes with a free antispyware program and free online assistance.
Remove Buma Stemra 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 Buma Stemra 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. Buma Stemra 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 Buma Stemra 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 Buma Stemra Virus malicious processes
Note: The file is located in either %AppData% or %Temp% directory in the current user profile.
Remove Buma Stemra Virus entries from system registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell [random chars].exe
Delete Buma Stemra 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 Buma Stemra Virus and free antispyware program that will protect your computer against spyware for a full year.
Complete Buma Stemra Virus Removal
Buma Stemra Virus might be bundled with other malicious programs and help to install more malware onto your computer. So, you need to remove all the threats. After you remove this virus, make an update to 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 Buma Stemra Virus Removal Tool since a normal antivirus software wouldn’t remove legitimate spyware used with malicious purpose by cyber criminals.
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