How to Remove Spamhaus virus (Moneypak Ransomware)?
Your computer is suddenly locked and there comes out an alert that “You have 48 hours left to enter your payment”? You are not allowed to access the computer’s desktop and Internet? You should pay attention that your computer will not be locked down by Spamhaus. That is just a computer virus. This article is going to introduce removal guide of the infection step by step.
What is Spamhaus virus (Moneypak Ransomware)?
First of all, we need to know what the ransomware is. Ransomware is computer virus, a little bit different from ordinary computer virus, which implements its task through encryption algorithm. It belongs to malicious software created by Hackers to hijack user resources and properties. Generally speaking, this ransomware disables multiple kinds of files such as documents, e-mails, database, source code, images, compressed files and so on in the manner of encryption or reduces availability of the system through modifying configuration system files and disturbing the normal use. Then this ransomware asks users to pay a fine to a certain account by giving a ransom notice in the form of text file. Some users may fall into the trap because they are told that their computers can be unlocked only in this way. In fact, even though the cyber criminals get the money, they rarely unlock the infected computers.
Spamhaus is just ransomware, which pretends to be an authority, gives an alert and asks you to pay a fine of $300 within 48 hours. But you should never pay a fine to the cyber criminals and can follow the following recommended steps to remove it.
Below is a screenshot of Spamhaus virus:
The screenshot displays:
Working to protect Internet Networks Worldwide
Spamhaus tracks the Internet’s spam senders and spam services, provides dependable real-time anti-spam protection for Internet networks, and works with Law Enforcement to identify and pursue spammers worldwide.
You have 48 hours left to enter your payment.
You have lost control over your computer. Your system and all your files has been blocked and encrypted because you were spreading the Malware (viruses, Trojans, worms). You are breaking numerous International and USA laws.
Although it is really like a notification from an official organization, please keep in mind that it is just a trap set by cyber criminals to get money and you should get rid of it.
How to Remove Spamhaus virus (Moneypak Ransomware)?
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Option 1-Restore Windows to a previous state using System Restore
System restore can return your computer system to a time before your computer is infected on the basis of not damaging data files, so we will use this Windows feature to remove the Spamhaus virus.
Restart your PC, press and hold F8 during the start to enter in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, and hit Enter key.
Windows XP: type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press Enter.
Windows 7/vista: type C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe, and press Enter.
The System Restore utility will start, and you need to select a restore point previous to this infection.
After finishing System Restore, you should boot your computer in windows normal mode and perform a system scan with Anvi Smart Defender to remove malicious files from your machine.
Option 2-Remove Spamhaus virus using Anvi Rescue Disk
If you have difficult to boot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt option or have no System Restore point on your system, we highly recommend you to use Anvi Rescue Disk to bypass this infection and scan the malicious files.
Below is a video of removing Spamhaus virus using Anvi Rescue Disk.
Download Anvi Rescue Disk from the clean computer from Anvisoft official site:
Find the your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it, click on Choose File button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.
Choose the path of USB drive, and click on Start burning to burn the Rescue, iso to the USB drive.
After successfully burning the Rescue, iso, the following window will pop up and restart your computer with USB drive.
Unplug the USB drive form the clean computer, plug it into the infected computer and restart the computer from the Anvi Rescue Disk.
Press any key to enter the Anvi Rescue Disk.
Note: Before open the Rescue to scan your computer, you should make sure that your PC is connected to network connection.
Select Full Scan button to perform full scan on your computer and remove the Spamhaus virus.
A few seconds later, detailed results will be displayed on your screen. Click the Fix Now button to get rid of the detected threat.
Hit the Repair button to rescue system and fix windows registry, unplug the USB drive and reboot your PC.
We highly recommend you to install your computer with a legitimate antivirus/antimalware program to protect your PC from being infected by virus. Anvi Smart Defender can help users detect, remove and prevent malware. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.