Can the AFP Virus (Ukash Scam) lock your computer? I think my computer might have gotten hacked, I got a similar threat to this AFP thing on the web page but my computer hasn’t been locked. it basically said “I have saved screencaps of your activities on a usb and I will send them to family, friends and the proper authoriies unless you pay 100$ AUD with 48 hours or 72 hours. the internet is not as anonymous as you think”. How to unlock your computer from AFP Virus (Ukash Scam) notice?
What is AFP Virus (Ukash Scam)?
The AFP(short for Australian Federal Police) virus is a classified as a ransomware developed by cyber criminals to cheat money from random computer users. This kind of virus will lock down your computer screen and ask a payment of fine money to unlock the screen because your internet activities violating the law. Usually your computer might be infected this virus by visiting some unknown websites of opening malicious spam emails.
Here are some screenshots of AFP virus below
Symptoms of AFP Virus (Ukash Scam)
The following message is displayed in the warning window:
“AFP Australian Federal PoliceAttention!Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below. You have been violating “Copyright and Related Rights Law” (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Australia. Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 2 to 5 hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophillia anr etc.) Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Australia.Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years. Illegal access to computer has been initiated from your PC, or you have been… Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to AUD $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of AUD $2,000 to AUD $8,00.”
This kind of message from a claimed government office is totally fake. When you get this information, it means that your computer is getting infected with ransomware virus. Don’t pay the fine money for unlocking the system as it will not unlock the computer. Please follow this guide step by step to recover your PC.
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AFP Ukash Scam Ransomware virus Removal Guide
Anvi Rescue Disk is a brand-new blockbuster developed by Anvisoft to help users remove ransomware infection. If your computer is locked up due to ransomware infection and even unable to boot into safe mode, then you may need this powerful ransomware killer–Anvi Rescue Disk to save your computer OS.
Anvi Rescue Disk Download:
Please note that Rescue.iso is a large file ; please be patient while downloading.
Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD, and the tutorial is included in the download file.
Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format of your USB drive before using it to record the iso image.
Locate your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.
Select the path of USB drive, such as drive H:
Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.
Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to USB drive when you get following message.
Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.
Start your infected computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk. Basically, you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.
For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load theBIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.
After you enter Anvisoft Rescue Disk menu, please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.
Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.
Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.
Clicking “Fix Now” to remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.
Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.
Important Notice: You have to repair the registry error after the virus been killed because the Windows registry system might be damaged by the virus. When you removed the virus and repaired the registry errors, you should follow the tips and download Anvi Smart Defenderto full scan your PC to completely clean leftover of the virus infection. You have to repair the registry error after the virus been killed because the Windows registry system might be damaged by the virus. When you removed the virus and repaired the registry errors, you should follow the tips and download Anvi Smart Defenderto full scan your PC to completely clean leftover of the virus infection.
Anvi Smart Defender direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/asdsetup.exe
You may need to upgrade to Pro version of Anvi Smart Defender to fix the registry error.
You may need to check the article about Tutorial on Network Configuration if you fail to connect to Internet cloud when you are using Anvi Rescue Disk to recover your computer.
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