Anonymous virus is a ransomware that belongs to a group of Ukash payment related viruses that try to scare computer users into thinking that they have done something illegal and make them pay a fine for that. The program spreads on computers through malicious websites and can infect any computer system without any exceptions.
The Anonymous Ukash virus displays a message that states you have violated some law by using some copyrighted content. Usually it mentions some pornographic content. The application completely blocks your system and you cannot do anything there. You won’t be able to run any of your programs, browse the Internet, etc. You will only see one message claiming that you have to pay a fine of 100 pounds.
Here is how the message of Anonymous virus looks like:
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.
Your computer has been hacked by the Anonymous Hackers Group and locked for the moment. All files have been encrypted. You need to pay a ransom of £100 within 24 hours to restore the computer back to normal. If the ransom is not paid on time all the contents of your computer will be deleted and all your personal information such as your name, address, D.O.B., etc. will be published online, after this has been done the process, ram and motherboard will be fried.
You should never trust this message and never pay anything it tells you to pay. Your money will go straight to computer hackers and you definitely don’t want that. Remove Anonymous virus as soon as you notice it on your computer. You will have to scan your system using a reputable antispyware program, such as Spyhunter. Here are more detailed instructions how to get rid of the Anonymous virus:
- Reboot into safe mode with command prompt. Usually Anonymous virus should not be launched there.
- Run regedit. Search for Winlogon.
- There will be a key labeled Shell under Winlogon. It should reference Explorer.exe or be blank. If there is something else referring an executable in one of user’s folders, replace it with explorer.exe.
- Save changes, reboot to safe mode with networking.
- Run msconfig and disable all unnecessary startup entries. You should be able to reboot normally.
- Install and run https://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe. Scan with it the PC and delete the executables it finds.
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