- Blocks internet connection
- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Changes background
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Australian Federal Police Virus
No one wants to be infected with something like Australian Federal Police Virus. It is another variant of Ukash Virus that has been prevalent lately, stealing money from innocent users. Australian Federal Police Virus does not allow the users to access desktop by displaying a big security notification. The security message covers the entire screen and the user has to deal with it whether he likes it or not.
Australian Federal Police Virus message says:
AFP Australian Federal Police
Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
If that wasn't enough, Australian Federal Police Virus also claims that the user should pay a fine from 2000 to 8000 Australian dollars for the crimes he has "committed". But actually that is the main tactics of all Ukash Viruses. Italian, Swedish, American and British versions of this ransomware also scare users into thinking that they have done something illegal and then ask for money that is supposed to save them from the sentence.
Australian Federal Police Virus also says that the user's computer can be unlocked if the user pays 100 AUD via Ukash program. However, that is definitely not the best option, because infected user should never spend anything on Australian Federal Police Virus. The ransomware will never unlock the computer and unless the user does something himself, the infection will not disappear.
First of all, user has to get his desktop back, and this is how it is done:
For Windows 7 & Vista:
1. Restart the computer and press F8 while the system loads.
For Windows XP:
1. Repeat step 1-2 from instructions above.
If you prefer manual removal, then you need to load your computer in Safe Mode and delete all files related to Australian Federal Police Virus yourself.