Australian Federal Police ransomware, also referred to by some as AFP virus, has nothing to do with reputable and well known police organization of this country. This is the way some users think of it when their systems got infected with this nasty and malicious application developed by some cunning hackers most probably living in some ex-USSR countries. But Australia will never be defeated by these fraudsters! There are many programs in the Internet that can assist users whose systems have been locked by AFP locker. In the next paragraphs we will give more details about how this scam acts and the ways it can be dealt with.
Needless to mention, Australian Federal Police virus comes into targeted PC in a secret and hidden manner that is concealed from user’s attention. Thus, they cannot timely terminate its infiltration attempt. And, by the way, often the world’s most powerful, well-known and reliable antiviruses often fail to detect the malware intrusion on a timely basis, thus allowing viruses like AFP to enters into targeted workstations.
What happens after the virus enters the machine? Well, you will surely notice the successful final of the malware intrusion. Immediately after the installer is self-executed, all the files and registry entries of it will be added into your PC, and thus the very process of the virus will be executed. Once this happens, users encounter the following scary notification:
All activity of this computer has been recorded
If you use a webcam , videos and pictures were saved for identification
Your Computer has been locked!
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity.
Described below are possible violations, you have made: Article 274 – Copyright
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 4 years (The use or sharing of copyrighted files – movies, software)
Article 183 – Pornography
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files)
Article 184 – Pornography involving children (under 18 years)
imprisonment for the term of up to 15 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files) Article 104 – Promoting Terrorism
imprisonment for the term of up to 25 years (You have visited websites of terrorist organizations)
Article 297 – Neglect computer use, entailing serious consequences A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years
(Your computer has been infected with a virus, which, in turn, infected other computers) Article 108 – Gambling
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (You have been gambling, but according to the lav/ residents of the your country are not allowed gambling in any format)
in connection with the decision of the Government as of August 22, all of the violations described above could be considered as conditional in case of payment of a fine.
Amount of the fine is 100 AUD. Payment must be made within 48 hours after the discovery of the violation, if the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution.
After paying the fine your computer will be unblocked
You should not obey the instructions of the crooks that have developed this scam. So, please do not indicate any Ukash or Paysafecard PIN (voucher) codes in the sections as instructed by the virus makers. Doing so is a serious mistake, because the funds will never be refunded by the crooks. Instead, there is a solution that we’ve developed for you to get rid of this nasty AFP locker. Please follow the simple and clear malware removal guide below.
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.