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Danger level 7
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

IPA Virus

IPA Virus is one of a bunch of ransomware infections that disable access to desktop icons and the Internet, and paralyze computers in this way, and this is why it has to be removed from the PC as soon as possible. The abbreviation IPA stands for International Police Association whose name and logo are used at the top of a fake message displayed by the virus. Cyber criminals took the credentials of the organization and used them to scare the computer user into believing that his/her computer is locked by the IPA because some copyright related crimes have been committed using the computer.

The accusations presented in the message displayed by the virus should be disregarded, because they are listed in order to prompt the user to pay a fine of 100 Euros or 200 American dollars, depending on the country in which the virus is spread. There are more than one version of this obstinate virus in different countries and different language. It has been detected in German, Greece, Portugal and other countries.

Depending on the version of the virus, the accusations against the computer user may vary. For example, some version may blame the unsuspecting user for distributing and using copyrighted material such as music or software, while some other versions may contain more allegations related to child pornography or child abuse. Please pay no attention to the allegations of violating the laws and keep in mind that you have to remove IPA Virus to unlock the PC instead of paying the ransom money.

The method of paying also depends on the version of the infection. The most popular one is Ukash, which does not require entering personal information, because it is enough to buy a voucher and type its code into the dial box. Another service which is may be also found, for example, in an English version, is MoneyPak. However, no money should be paid through any of the services presented, because the computer will be fixed only when you remove IPA Virus from the computer.

The removal will be an easy task if it is performed by a reputable anti-spyware tool, which will terminate the infection in no time. Here you have two options: first, download a spyware removal tool on a spare computer and then install it onto the infected PC; second, download a necessary application directly onto the infected computer. The following instructions will guide you through the download of SpyHunter, which will delete IPA Virus effectively:

1. Press the restart button and then hit the F8 key without delay.
2. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
3. Download SpyHunter. To download the tool automatically, click on the link:
4. Restart the computer and log in normally.
5. Install the application and launch a scan to remove IPA Virus.

If you find this removal method difficult or have any questions about it, leave your question below and we will try to help you as soon as possible.

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