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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Ihr Computer ist gesperrt

The end of the year sees another onslaught of ransomware infections that intend to rip gullible users off. Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus is a dangerous computer threat that will stop at nothing until it steals your money. This ransomware program blocks your desktop and tries to make you think that you have committed a list of serious crimes. This infection is intended for computer users in Germany, as it carries the symbols of GVU - Society for the Prosecution of Copyright Infringement (Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen). What is more, if you have a webcam, you might get an impression that the law enforcement authorities are watching you, because there is a small webcam screen on Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus's interface, and there is a note above it, saying that all of your video data is being transfered to the authorities.

However, this and other statements presented by Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus are nothing but blatant lies. It employs the same tactics as its other predecessors from the Ukash Virus group. This ransomware infection is not the first to use GVU's name. There have been other GVU viruses as well as Bundespolizei virus, Gema virus and also the notorious FBI Moneypak virus. Seeing that Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus comes from a certified family of ransomware infections, it is obvious that you have to remove it from your computer immediately. Do ignore the following messages displayed by the infection, because it simply wants to trick you into paying the money:

Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen


Die Funktionen Ihres Computers wurden aus Grunden unbefugter Netzaktivitaten ausgesetzt.

Im Weiteren sind mogliche Ursachen angegeben:

Artikel - 174. Urheberrecht
Freiheitsentzug von 2 bis zu 5 Jahren (Nutzung oder Verbreitung von urheberrechtlich geschutztern Material)
Geldstrafe in Hohe von 18000 Euro bis 23000 Euro.

Bitte beachten Sie: Die Geldbusse kann nur innerhalb von 48 Stunden beglichen werden, wenn die Geldbusse innerhalb von 48 Studen nicht beglichen worden ist, wird es nicht mehr moglich sein den Computer zu entsperren. In diesem Falle wird gegen Sie automatisch ein Strafverfahren eingeleitet.

Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus tries to convince you that you have to pay the ransom fee (100 euro) within 48 hours. If you fail to do so, your computer will be locked forever, and you will not be able to access your data anymore. DO NOT be fooled! Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus will not unlock your desktop even if you pay the money. As it has nothing in common with the real GVU, it will simply steal your money and leave you with an infected computer. Therefore, you have to remove Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus yourself without further ado. This is how you should do it:

Windows Vista & Windows 7

1. Restart your computer and press F8 repeatedly once BIOS screen disappears.
2. If Windows logo shows up, restart your computer and try again.
3. When Advanced Bootup Options menu shows up, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
4. Access the Internet at and download SpyHunter.
5. Install the program and run a free scan.

Windows XP

1. Follow the steps above from 1 to 3.
2. Click Yes when a confirmation table appears.
3. Download SpyHunter.
4. Open Start Menu and click Run.
5. Type "msconfig" into the Run box and click OK.
6. Click Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
7. Click Disable All, click OK and exit the menu.
8. Restart your computer normally.
9. Install SpyHunter and remove Ihr Computer ist gesperrt virus.

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