What is ACMA virus ukash scam? One day when I turned on my computer, suddenly i got a message that my computer is locked by Ukash Australian Communications and Media Authority virus, I need to pay a fine to unlock my computer, is it real? How can I get this message since I haven’t done anything that is against the law? Can my antivirus remove this ACMA virus block? How do I go about getting rid of this ACMA scam pop up? How to unlock PC from ACMA Ukash scam virus?

How to Unlock Computer From ACMA Virus or Australian Communications and Media Authority Virus Screen?

Ukash Australian Communications and Media Authority Virus (also known as ACMA Virus) is another kind of the Ukash virus, just like its previous version, this virus locks victims’ PCs completely and acts as a real government department notification to scare victims to pay the fine. Normally, each Ukash virus can be specially released within certain areas to scam net users there. This ACMA virus is launched to attack PC users mostly from Australia. Usually victims will suffer this Australian communications and media authority AFP crime computer jamming scam virus when they are installing infected programs on the PCs, because the virus maker will plant this malware into the programs, especially the free programs or spam ware. That is why it can infect so many people around Australia because it can spread on line via bundling and sneak into computers without consent. When the infection is installed, the infected PC will be locked completely. You cannot do anything on the infected PC, all you can see is a screen that you need to pay 100AUD by Ukash because you have broken the laws. However, it is pretty sure that Australian Communications and Media Authority virus (ACMA virus) is a big scam which wants to cheat and scare you. The real government will not publish this kind of message online and lock your PC. So there is only one thing you need to do, that is to get rid of this ACMA virus ransomware instantly and completely.

In general, this virus can attack your PC even you are under the protection of the anti-virus program, it can even forbid your security programs when it is starting. That is the reason most of the anti-virus programs cannot handle this problem. It uses the name and logo of the government department so that the victims may be cheated easily if they know nothing about this malware. That is the way in which hijackers collect information and money from the victims. Once the ACMA Virus Ransomware gets into your computer, it will enable the remote access from cyber criminals to the affected computer in order to violate your privacy and compromise your security. Besides, it can trigger slow computer performance and other terrible computer problems, making you scared so much and are more willing to do what the virus requires you to do. So the Australian Communications and Media Authority Virus needs to be removed as soon as possible before it causes deeply damage on the infected PC. Do not pay a fine to this virus, your PC may still be locked even after you finish payment. In order to unlock your computer, manual removal is the best way for this ACMA Virus removal.

Suggestions: To unlock your computer from this annoying scam locking message, a manual removal is needed ASAP. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not a computer expert and have no idea on how to do it on your own.

Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Virus Screenshot

Attention! Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below. – When computer is locked up by this Australian Communications and Media Authority virus scam, you will get this big notification pop up on the computer screen. From the below screen shot we can see that the ACMA Ukash virus even claims that it has proofs from authorities like the Australian Communications and Media Authority, AFP. Crime Commission (ACC), Royal Australian Corps of Military Police and the Internet Police Department ect. “Amount of fine is AUD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash vouchers.” Please notice that even if you pay this AUD $100 fine, your computer will not be unlocked from this pop up ACMA virus:


Best Way to Unlock Your PC And Remove Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Virus Efficiently (for Windows Users)

This removal guide is for Windows users only. If you are a Mac user, we recommend you to contact YooSecurity experts online for the Virus removal. Since antivirus software hasn’t been able to stop this ACMA Virus from attacking the computer in the first place, using antivirus software doesn’t help much when deleting this virus. Besides, the computer is totally blocked by the pop up virus screen. Manual removal of Australian Communications and Media Authority Virus is suggested here as it can guarantee a complete removal. Expertise will be required during the manual removal process. Please follow the steps below to get started right away:

Before all you people who are going to get in safe mode with networking or safe mode with command prompt, you need to keep hitting F8 key, where is the key? (This is just for Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7; if the OS is Windows 8, click here for more details)


Step A: Restart computer in safe mode with networking. To do this, just need to press F8 key constantly before the system is started like this:

safe mode with networking

Step B: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of the malware. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be show with different name.

Step C: Delete all the files related to ACMA Virus scam.

Step D: Delete registry entries of this scam created in computer system.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

Video Guide to Remove Australian Communications and Media Authority Virus (ACMA Virus)


The pop up Australian Communications and Media Authority virus (ACMA virus) is a malicious scam which can block your computer completely and require an amount of fine from you to get the PC unlocked. By accusing you of violating Copyrighted or Related laws online, it can successfully scare lots of PC users into paying this fine. This is actually a general trick to scam average PC users all around the world. The contents are similar but appearances are different. Once it is installed to your PC, different viruses and Trojans can infect your PC as well. That is why many victims get more than one virus at the same time. If you can not  remove this malware completely, it can deeply damage your system files, you may not able to boot into any safe mode. Never pay a fine to this ransmware, it is not a legit message coming from the government department, this is a big scam that you need to be careful. The name of the virus can be changed quickly so that the anti-virus can not remove it completely. If you just let this virus stay in your computer, it can create back process and the hijacker can access to your computer without your permission. Please do not be fooled by this virus, it is just a scam. You don’t need to worry about breaking the law, the message it displays on your computer is not real. You just need to remove it completely from your computer.

Special tips: Spending a lot of time fixing your computer with no success? Don’t want to get things worse, please contact YooSecurity PC experts now to unlock your PC and remove ACMA Virus scam safely and completely.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on January 15, 2014 5:55 am

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