- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
Sopa Virus comes from the same category of infections as most Paysafecard or Ukash viruses. You may have already heard about Buma Stemra virus, Gendarmerie virus, GEMA virus and tens of other malignant infections which lock down your computer screen and order you to give your money. Of course, all of this is done in a less obvious way, but the idea is the same. Before you even know that you need to delete Sopa Virus, cyber criminals will slip in malignant components, modify your Registry products, lock your computer’s screen and will remove the regular access to the computer. Without a doubt, like any other problem this one also has a solution, and if you keep reading, you will find all you need to know about the treacherous virus.
Even though Sopa Virus does not have an interface, the infection will present highly disturbing dysfunctions and symptoms, one of which is the fake warning, allegedly sent by the authorities managing the Stop Online Piracy Act:
If you see a warning.txt or warning screen, it means your IP address was included in S.O.P.A. Black List.
These cyber crimes are very common within Windows communities; however, that does not mean that the Department of State has sent you the warning, even if its logo is attached to the fictitious alert. This trick could help schemers trick more Windows users into giving up their money:
As a result of these infringements based on Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) you PC and files are now blocked. You can remove you IP from black list and unlock PC and files by paying a fine of 200 (USA and Canada) / 200EUR (via Western Union to other Countries)
The malignant ransomware has been designed to work in a very aggressive and abrupt manner, which is why schemers will also offer you to contact email@example.com. Do not be fooled into thinking that you will find any answers if you communicate with cyber criminals. In fact, it is possible that you will not get any answer at all or that you will be convinced that you need to pay for something you may have not even done! What is more, you should never expose your own email address or other personal data, which is exactly what you would do if you contacted the provided email.
Whether you want to remove Sopa Virus manually or using automatic removal tools, you will firstly need to reboot the PC into Safe Mode with Networking, which you can do by pressing F8 upon restart. After this, you should delete the infection manually or install legitimate security tools. Unfortunately, this will not fit Windows XP users, who will also need to disable Startup programs from the MSConfig utility and install downloaded automatic removal tool SpyHunter after restarting their PC.