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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus

Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus is a ransomware threat that locks the computer and demands ransom money in order to supposedly restore its settings. This unwanted program has many versions in different language, and has affected the performance of computers located in such countries as France, Portugal, Germany and others. Ukash ransomware infections detected earlier are known to disable the computer and display a message presenting criminal activities issues. In contrast to these infections, the message of Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus claims that the computer is paralyzed because some software license has expired. As the message is fake and intended for deception, remove Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus immediately, because this is the only way to deal with the infection.

In the system, the virus disables access to desktop icons, programs and the Internet. According to the simulated message displayed, you are expected to buy a license for Microsoft Home Premium, and the price of the update is 100 pounds. Depending on the version of Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus, the ransom fee may be 100 Euros or American Dollars. The example given below presents some extracts of the Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus message:

Your computer is blocked.
You see this window because you have softwre subject to licensing installed on your computer. Or your license has expired.

You shall immediately purchase a license for Microsoft Windows Home Premium (10.1.2). In case you fail to do it within the next 24 hours, your computer will be blocked and your personal data will be transferred to court

Any content of the message displayed by this Ukash virus should be ignored as well as two options for buying or paying for the license. Even though researches attribute the virus to the Ukash virus group, the money could be paid through Paysafecard as well. Ignore those paying methods and the sum of money required, because you will restore the settings if you remove Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus.

We advise you to use a reputable anti-spyware tool, because a professional program will manage to remove the threat effectively. If you do not want to remove Microsoft Windows Ukash virus in this way for some reason, after deleteing it manually, scan the computer to check whether you have missed some components of the infection or not. Note that you should try to remove this piece of ransomware on your own only if you have practical skills.

Those who want to remove Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus automatically should follow the rules given to download an anti-spyware tool:

1. Reboot your computer and before Windows logo appears, press F8.
2. System boot menu will load. Use arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking. Press Enter.
3. Open your Internet browser in Safe Mode with Networking and download SpyHunter at .
4. Install SpyHunter and follow the program’s instructions to remove Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus.

If you have Windows XP:

1. Follow steps 1 to 3 described above.
2. Open Start menu and click on RUN.
3. Type “msconfig” into the box and press Enter.
4. When System Configuration loads click Startup tab and select “Disable All". Press OK.
5. Reboot your computer in Normal mode, install SpyHunter and launch the program to remove Microsoft Windows Ukash Virus.

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