AFP ICSPA virus locks Australian PCs today
Don’t mess with AFP ICSPA scam! This is the malware that bears the logo of AFP (Australian Federal Police) and ICSPA (International Cyber Security Protection Alliance). However, none of these decent law enforcement organizations have anything to do with development of this scam. You should realize how dangerous this malware is. Not only it blocks your screen but, in addition, it makes your system even more vulnerable to cyber threats. It gives its most scary warning that says: “Your computer has been blocked”.
AFP ICSPA fake warning is nothing but the ransomware screen lockers that has many other similarities in various other countries. It is classified as Reveton malware. The application hijacks the desktop of the infected computer and then accuses victims (computer owners) of performing various crimes online through their computers, thus supposedly explaining the reasons for the blocked status of the workstation. The scary moment is, of course, the very symbols and the logos of AFP and ICSPA. However, users should have enough confidence to understand that these organizations aren’t associated with this ransomware locker at all. Instead, this virus is the product of cyber hackers who want to get easy cash by means of deceiving and tricking scared users.
AFP ICSPA scam prompts users to paying the fake fine via Ukash or Paysafecard payment systems by means of indication of a special voucher (PIN) code in the respective section of the ransomware locker. Of course, doing so is a serious error, and we surely hope that you will not obey these fraudulent instructions of the crooks. Instead, please ignore this scary warning on your screen and carefully follow the removal guidelines that we’ve recently elaborated to assist you in virus elimination.
Ransomware unlocking procedure
Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.
- Restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting.
- Choose safe mode with networking.
- Press Start menu and select Run, or press [Win]+R on keyboard.
- Type msconfig
- Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data.
- Restart your system once again.
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer to identify file and delete it.
Some versions of these viruses disable all safe modes, but give a short gap that you can use to run anti-malware programs. Then do following:
- Reboot normally.
- Click Start and choose Run.
- Enter the text specified in the quotation below. If malware is loaded, just press Alt+Tab once and keep entering the string blindly then press Enter.
- Press Alt+tab and then R (letter) a couple of times. The process of ransomware virus should be killed after you succeed to download, install our recommended software and scan your PC with it.