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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Manually Remove Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash Virus

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.

Information of Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash

Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash virus is a widely propagating ransom virus which has annoyed many computer users. Most commonly, victims will get a fake alert from Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash virus which claims that you have done something illegal so that you need to pay fine $100 to unlock your PC. Is that true? Certainly not. Once your computer is infected with such tricky ransomware virus, the very first thing you need to do is DO NOT PAY MONEY for it.

Simply, Australian Federal Police (AFP) is created by cyber criminals to get money from victims. Though you have pay fine on it, the virus won’t go away from your computer indeed. The longer time you keep the virus in your PC, the more threats it will bring apparently. Basically, it will utilize the bogus notification to cover your screen stubbornly that you can do nothing in your affected PC. In some worse situations, some important functions of Windows are unusable and computer users cannot even log in regular mode. To protect from PC from further damage, you need to clean up Australian Federal Police (AFP) Ukash virus from your PC promptly. 

Harms ransom virus could bring

1. It downloads and installs rogue software without your permission.
2. It disables executable applications and antivirus on your computer.
3. It gives fake warnings to mislead you to pay for it.
4. It blocks opening legitimate websites but its purchase page.
5. It causes your computer slowing down and even crashing from time to time.

Remove AFP Australian Federal Police step by step

1) Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking
 To perform this procedure, please restart your computer. -> As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly. -> Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option and then press ENTER. -> If you don’t get the Safe Mode with Networking option, please restart the computer again and keep tapping “F8″ key immediately.

2) Show hiden files of AFP Australian Federal Police
 Open Folder Options: clicking the Start button> Control Panel> Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.   After that clicking the View tab.

Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.

3) Check the following directories and remove AFP Australian Federal Police associated files:
%Appdata%/random letters

4) Open Registry Editor by navigating to Start Menu, type in Regedit, and then click OK. When you have been in Registry Editor, please remove the following registry entries related with AFP Australian Federal Police:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger svchost.exe

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Manual removal of files and registry entries is very effective to get rid of this annoying threat AFP Australian Federal Police. Anyhow, it requires skills and experience, if any wrong operation or even any deviation from the instructions during the manual removal could result in irreparable system damage. To make sure complete deletion, it is recommended to click here to download the most popular antivirus program SpyHunter to help you.


neonblade said...

I've seen 2 Newer versions of this in the past 2 weeks. The first prevents booting into safe mode (You just get a blank screen), but it can be bypassed by booting into "Safe mode with Dos prompt", then typing "Exit" which puts you into normal safe mode.
The second causes the system to reboot if you attempt to boot in any Safe mode. The only way around it is to boot from a CD or USB

Unknown said...

We have a user with it now but none of the above information is correct. The is no random data in the locations listed, no registry entries matching the above. Running a full scan ( McAfee) found 3 exploit traojans but has not fixed the issue.

Unknown said...

Here's the fix. Download McAfee Stinger to a USB Stick. Login as the Admin rather than the acount holder, the virus runs from the users profile. Copy the stinger to desktop and run according to the instructions. I was unable to turn Recovery off as it directs (Corp Policy Restriction) but it did not seem to be a problem. The virus executable will be embedded in the users appdata temp file area and will also be disguised as a file for another application, Skype.dat in this case.
MBAM should also work from what I've read.

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