- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
The GVU virus can be put into the same category as Achtung! ihr computer wurde gesperrt virus, Bundespolizei Virus, Der zugang zu ihrem computer wurde gesperrt virus and other ransomware infections that are targeted at the Windows users living in Germany. The infection is presented with a German notification, supposedly sent by the Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen and Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik. These agencies originally investigate information security breaches and acts of piracy law, which could allow cyber crooks behind the virus to disguise as authentic law enforcers. Before you recognize that GVU virus removal is unavoidable, you will find your computer locked with this warning:
Even though the stated law article actually exists, it surely does not mean that it is used legally and correctly, even if you recognize authentic logos. The same scheming strategies have been used in the previously mentioned virus attacks and tens of Ukash and Paysafecard viruses could attack any computer in any part of the world. It would be naive to think that the Police can lock your computer, video record you or use Ukash to collect money. Nonetheless, it would be even more naive to assume that by paying the demanded €100 your PC would be unlocked immediately and you would not need to worry about the PC corrupting infections.
Even if you computer was unlocked after making the payment, which is unlikely, the malignant GVU virus components would remain within your system. Your PC would be exposed to more malware and could be targeted by such deceitful programs as rogue antispywares, browser hijackers and Trojans. Pcthreat.com malware research team suggests installing automatic removal tools to delete GVU virus without waiting for the situation to change miraculously. To unlock the PC and install security programs, which could also protect your computer henceforth, you need to:
1. Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking (restart and hit F8).
The GVU virus removal operation will not be so straightforward for Windows XP users:
1. Reboot into Safe Mode with Networking.
Note: consider changing your login data to personal online accounts, in case cyber criminals have managed to steal this confidential data during the PC’s lock-down.