Why Does SOPA Virus Ask PC Users for Money?
Do you think SOPA virus or Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus is real or just a scam? If you think it’s real, you will wonder how did the police accuse you since you didn’t do anything wrong. Don’t worry, this is just a scam malware which was well-programmed by hackers secretly. Even if you really watched some porn videos or spread some porn information online like the accusation claims, the real police office will never send you such warning message via the internet. They will come to knock your door to tell you that. So please don’t be taken in by such ransomware. And don’t waste your money to pay to the hackers.
How does SOPA virus or Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus defraud PC users? In fact this virus has many other versions in other countries or areas such as FBI Moneypak virus. A lot of people are suffering the pain of this malware virus. Without exception, SOPA Virus pretends as the Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System and send them some photos which were taken secretly and illegally by a Trojan progress hiding in your computer and tells you that you have done some illegal activities which violated the law. Those accusation may be like this: Downloading or distributing audio or video files protected by Copyright Law; Downloading illegal content (child porn, phishing software, etc); Downloading or distributing Software protected by Copyright Law. This is very shocking and convincing. However, it’s only a small trick played by the criminals to make more people fall in their trap. And don’t wast your money on SOPA Virus.
As what is listed on SOPA virus lock page, the detailed steps will be showed to you by teaching you how to pay the “fine” to unlock your computer. This version of ransomware was well-projected by smart hackers. Even, it was matched with pictures clearly so that it can fraud more and more computer users. If you don’t pay the required amount of money to the scam in 48 or 72 hours, SOPA Virus will keep on locking your computer and ask for more money. However, even if you pay them money, they will never unlock your computer and even keep extort money form you. You can call the police to report the case, but they can not help you remove the virus. So once you get Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus, you’d better find an expert to remove the virus from your computer lest suffer more harm.
Tips: A manual removal guide will be list below. However, the instructions are for those who are very familiar with the virus and good at computer. If you are not confident to get rid of it, you can contact YooCare/YooSecurity for help:
Appearance of SOPA Virus or Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus
Detailed Steps to Remove SOPA Virus 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 SOPA Virus or Piracy Automatic Protection System 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 SOPA Virus
Login to profile in which you are getting SOPA Virus 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\Temp folder\85634534
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\UGERtry.exe\
Video Guide to Remove SOPA Virus Asking for 200 Dollars Fine From Registry Editor
Please bear in mind: This virus should be removed as soon as possible. If you leave SOPA Virus alone, it will not only stay in your computer, but also can put your IP 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 SOPA Virus or Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus scam, 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 only remove the SOPA Virus for you, but also bring you much more other virus such as ransomware, scam virus even fake things. 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 SOPA Virus yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 3, 2013 3:23 am