Uninstall Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)

Your computer is totally locked? A message from Australian Communications and Media Authority saying that your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below pops up on your screen? Then, your computer gets infected with a pesky computer virus- Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).
 
What is Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Virus?
 
Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) virus is classified as ransomware which is designed to ransom money from computer users. With this computer infection, the compromised computer screen is blocked. Uses can’t access to the desktop, application and files of the computer. At the same time, a message displayed on the screen informs that the computer has been blocked because the computer user is accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography or copyright violation. If users want to unlock their computers, they are required to pay $100 within 48 hours.
 

 
As a matter of fact, the notification from Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is a totally scam. Cyber criminals take advantage of advanced technology to encrypt the system files of your computer. Therefore, your computer is not locked by Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The computer screen locking is just a false appearance for scaring you into paying a non-existent fine.
 

Australian Communications and Media Authority
(ACMA)AFP. Crime Commission (ACC)
Royal Australian Corps of Military Police
Interpol

Attention!
Your computer has been blocked for safety reasons listed below.

You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of Commonwealth of Australia criminal law.

Article 161 of Commonwealth of Australia criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years.

Also, you are suspected of violation of “Copyright and Related rights Law” (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. Thus, you are suspected of violation of Article 148 of Commonwealth of Australia Criminal Law.

Article 148 of Commonwealth of Australia criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 3 to 7 years or 150 to550 basic amounts fine.

It was from your computer, that unauthorized access had been stolen to information of State importance and to data closed for public Internet access.

……

The penalty set must be paid in course of 48 hours as of the breach. On expiration of the term, 48 hours that follow will be used for automatic collection of data on yourself and your misconduct, and criminal case will be opened against you.

Amount of fine is AUD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash vouchers.

As soon as the money arrives to the Treasury account, your computer will be unblocked in course of 24 hours.

Then in 7 day term you should remedy the breaches associated with your computer. Otherwise your computer will be blocked up again and criminal case will be opened against yourself (with no option to pay fine).

 
Some victims consider the bogus notification as a real official notification which even displays the article of Commonwealth of Australia criminal law. Furthermore, this ransomware virus also can take control of your web cam and show you what is happening in your room. Either way, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) virus just want to scare computer users into paying money. Even you pay the money, cyber criminals rarely unlock your computer. So, if you encounter this case, don’t be fooled and believe what you see, what you need to do is to remove it as soon as possible.
 
How does Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Virus Enter into Computer?
 
This tricky ransomware virus can bypass the detection of antivirus installed on your computer and installs itself on your computer through the following ways:
 
1>Open unknown emails and download attachments in it
2>Access to unknown websites or domains
3>Download and install free programs bundled with malware

 
To avoid Trojan virus infection, please be attentive when you download and install free programs and install only what you need. Think twice about getting e-mail attachments from unknown people.
 

Uninstall Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Virus

 
There are two ways to remove Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) scam, please choose one which you think easier.
 
Method 1 Remove Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) through System Restore
Method 2 Remove Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) using Anvi Rescue Disk
 
Method 1 Remove Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) through 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. Based on the Windows feature, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) can be removed completely.
 

step 1

Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

 
Restart your PC, press and hold F8 during the start to enter in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
 
Computer has one operating system installed: press and hold F8 before the Windows logo appears, If the Windows logo appears, try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears.
 
Computer has more than one operating system: use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.
 

step 2

Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt option

 
On the Windows Advanced Options Menu, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, and hit Enter key.
 

 

step 3

Operate at a command prompt window

 
Windows 8: type C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe, and press Enter.
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.
 

 

step 4

Start restore system

 
The System Restore utility will start, and you need to select a restore point previous to this infection.
 

 
 
Method 2 Remove Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) 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. It is a little bit of complicated, please read the following steps in full patiently.
 
A video of removing this ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk!
 

 

step 1

Prepare a clean computer and a USB drive

 
Download Anvi Rescue Disk from the clean computer.
Anvisoft official site: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip
 

step 2

Insert the USB drive and burn Rescue.iso to it

 
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.
 

 

step 3

Restart the computer from the Anvi Rescue Disk

 
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.
 

step 4

Start the Anvi Rescue Disk by double clicking on the Rescue icon

 

 

step 5

Kill the ransomware

 
Select Full Scan button to perform full scan on your computer and remove the ransomware.
 

 

step 6

Remove the detected threat

 
A few seconds later, detailed results will be displayed on your screen. Click the Fix Now button to get rid of the detected threat.
 

 

step 7

Rescue system and fix windows registry

 
Hit the Repair button to rescue system and fix windows registry, unplug the USB drive and reboot your PC.
 

 
Note: Registry error repair is necessary after killing the virus because you are probably disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus. After you remove the virus and repair the registry errors, you should follow the tips and download Anvi Smart Defender to 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.

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