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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • 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
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Australia.

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.
2. Select Safe Mode with Networking from the System boot menu and press Enter.
3. When system Boots up download SpyHunter removal from:
4. Install removal software and remove infection.

For Windows XP:

1. Repeat step 1-2 from instructions above.
2. Launch RUN, type "msconfig" and press Enter.
3. Select Startup tab and un-check boxes next to all programs that are set to start automatically.
4. Download SpyHunter removal.
4. Restart the computer and load it in Normal mode.
6. Restart your computer in Normal mode and install the antimalware tool to remove Australian Federal Police Virus automatically.

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.

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  1. ronaldo Oct 19, 2012

    it worked perfectly thanks a lot i really appreciate confused that how will i know that same virus got in my System???

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