I’m freaking to death now cause I got the AFP Crime Commission virus. I can’t start my computer now. When I started my computer, it would not go to the main page where I can sign in computer. A picture would show up and it said it is from the AFP Crime Commission. I need to pay some money as the fine because I did something illegally? I was really afraid because I don’t know if it’s real or not. I don’t dare to use my computer now. What do I do?
AFP Crime Commission virus Description
AFP Crime Commission virus is a new variation of AFP scam virus in Australia. Now, it’s widely spreading all over the whole areas of this country. This virus is known as ransomware which hijacks users’ computers to ask for a ransom or forfeit. In order to unlock their computer, the users have to do as the scam malware says. But even if you pay as it requires, your computer will still be locked. Not coming singly but in pairs, AFP Crime Commission scam has twin-born versions in other countries like USA, Canada and Great Britain with different names such as this one. But as for this scam, it’s a new released which pretends as one department of the local government in Australia to trick people into paying 100 dollars. Just very similar to those famous ransomware, this virus was also well-designed. It’s programmed in English so that it can cheat much more local people. What’s more funny and hateful, this virus even matches a section of speech sounds to assist you pay the “fine”.
In usual, AFP Crime Commission virus claims that it’s from the Crime Commission and have investigated that you watched porn videos or spread pornographic information online. And then will show you the pictures when you were watching porn videos. It will threaten you that if you don’t pay the money as required, you will be arrested or prosecuted. And the deadline is in 72 or 48 hours. In fact, it’s not very hard to record your activities on your computer if the virus can access your computer, so please don’t be afraid when you see the pictures and hear the sounds. This virus was made by some smart cyber criminals. After you get this virus, like what it declares, AFP Crime Commission virus can lock your computer system so that you can’t use your computer. What you can see is the only virus page with one or two boxes to let you finish the payment. Never think you can use your anti-virus to remove it. Even in safe mode, your anti-virus can detect nothing and tell you that your computer is completely safe. However, it’s in your computer and if you try to start your computer normally, the scam virus comes back and locks your computer again.
Although AFP Crime Commission virus is defined as a ransomware, you may still be suspicious if this is really a warning from legal department or not. The appearance is so compelled and serious. PC users will be afraid when they get such virus in their computers. They may think that if it’s really from the police office and they don’t pay the fine, they will be arrested and jailed. However, it’s thoroughly a computer virus, not a warning from the government. PC users all over the world please be on the alert. Don’t be fooled by its trick!
Tips: Now that your computer will be completely locked, anti-virus program is not available. You’d better contact a PC expert for help:
What Does AFP Crime Commission Ransomware Look Like?
Detailed Steps to Remove AFP Crime Commission Scam Manually
Step 1: Try to plug out the internet cable then restart your computer normally. After you can see the desktop, plug in the cable again. If the virus doesn’t pop up, you can continue from step 3. (If it’s wireless connection, turn off/on instead of plugging in/out cable)
Step 2: Restart your computer in safe mode with networking. To do this, please keep pressing F8 key before windows launches until you get there shown as below:
Step 3: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of Fake AFP Crime Commission virus. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be displayed with different names with random letters.
Step 4: Delete all the files related to AFP Crime Commission Virus
Login to profile in which you are getting AFP Crime Commission Ransomware…
Go to my computer
Then press ALT button once
Go to tools on menu bar
Goth select Folder options…
Click on view tab
Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Click OK button
Go to C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\Local\Random files
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Random.exe (Random means this file would be named randomly)
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\Random.exe\
Video Guide to Remove AFP Crime Commission Scam Virus Asking for 100 Dollars Fine From Registry Editor
Above all: This virus should be removed as soon as possible. If you leave AFP Crime Commission Virus alone, it will not only stay in your computer, but also can put your IP address in very dangerous condition. However, if you can remove it in time, it can’t do any harm to your computer and won’t ask for money any more. Also please don’t pay money to this AFP Crime Commission Virus, even if you pay to the hackers, they won’t unlock your computer. Never believe those so called free software! Don’t download to install those stuffs in your computer. They can not remove this virus for you, but also bring you much more other virus such as Trojan virus. You may not be aware that those so called free software can be another cheater, which will make you gain just more loss. Please don’t take a chance to have a try. It’s nonsense. There is no free lunch! If you really can’t remove AFP Crime Commission Ransomware yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 21, 2013 12:00 am