International Police Association virus is one more version of ransomware that are programmed to block a computer’s screen as soon as it gets inside a PC. A victim will see a blocking message written in Italian. It pretends to be from official authorities – International Police Association – IAC (International Administration Center). The text informs that a locking is put due to the breach of governmental laws related to illegal using and distribution of copyrighted content. In order to remove the blocking a computer user is asked to pay a fine of 100 EUR using Ukash or PaySafeCard payment methods.
This is a widely used scheme for ransomware developers. They pretend to be representing governmental or local police organizations and protect the law. By trying to scare their victims, cyber criminals try to trick their money away from them. A prepaid payment system is used not by accident. It is particularly difficult to trace the money paid because victims get special PIN numbers. These are later sold at a reduced price in black market and money gets cashed.
If you see a text like this on your computer screen, do not pay anything it asks for:
Tutta láttività di questo computer è stato registrato. Se si utilizza la webcam, video e immagini sono state salvate per la webcam identificazione.
Your Computer has been locked!
Furthermore, possesso di material scaricato illegalmente è punibile ai sensi dellárt 184 comma 3 del codice penale e può anche portare ala confisca del computer, con il quale sono stati scaricati I Diles.
International Police Association virus gets infiltrated into a machine using system vulnerabilities. There are several this Trojan distribution methods, such as using spam e-mails with malicious links or attachments, buying advertisements on websites which lead to malware sites, infiltrating a special code to corrupted web pages. Please note, that even those Internet sites you visit every day might get attacked by cyber criminals and get infected therefore you do not necessary need to go to adult sex pages in order to have your computer blocked by International Police Association virus.
If your computer got blocked by this ransomware, do not pay the money cyber criminals demand for. Even though the message promises your computer will be unlocked, this will not delete infection. Depending on the version of International Police Association virus, you should follow any of the guides below:
VIRUS REMOVAL STEPS FOR SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING
- Choose safe mode with networking. To do this restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting.
- Launch MSConfig.
- Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data.
- Restart your computer the way you would do this normally.
- Scan with https://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe to find the file and remove it. Below is a video guide showing how to complete all the steps:
VIRUS REMOVAL STEPS FOR SAVE MODE WITH COMMAND PROMPT
- Reboot into safe mode with command prompt. International Police Association virus should not block your computer screen.
- Run regedit. Search for Winlogon.
- There will be a key labeled Shell under Winlogon. It should refer to 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 your computer and delete International Police Association virus and all its related files. Below is a video guide demonstrating what to do in every step:
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