Computer screen suddenly locked by ‘The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider’ message? Is this pop up blocking screen a legit message from the FBI? Are you being accused of watching child porn online according to this message? Do people really need to pay the fine in order to get their PCs unlocked? Will it guarantee a unlock after the payment is submitted? What is the best solution here to unlock PC completely?

The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider – How to Unlock PC?

The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider is a message that lots of computer users especially those from the United States get lately on their computers. This pop up message, claiming to be from the FBI Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS, will completely block computer users from accessing the computers again because it has found them watching child pornography online. This activity has been reported as a violation of the US laws. So as a punishment, computers that are used to conduct such activities online will be locked up by this CCIPS message. However, this pop up CCIPS screen isn’t legit at all. It has nothing to do with the real authorities. The truth is, this pop up message is sponsored by cyber criminals. They can get the victims of this virus to pay the requested fine so that they can benefit. Similar to the Department of Justice virus, this CCIPS virus can be treated as a cyber fraud/scam. And Your Internet Service Provider is Blocked Virus Removal is not easy, it needs expertise.

Malware like this The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider virus has been a very popular computer issue for a long time and yet there hasn’t been a perfect solution or software to terminate this activity. This malware is believed to be conducted by cyber criminals instead of authorities. By threatening innocent computer users that they have violated certain laws and have potential risks of being put in jail, cyber criminals can get them to pay according to what the malware says on its blocking screen. Usually, most victims of this crime will pay hoping to get their PCs unlocked and get themselves out of potential troubles in the future. However, as a matter of fact, computers normally will stay locked even after the payments are done because in that way, cyber criminals can continue to scam you over and over again. Hence, when PC is blocked by such deceitful CCIPS message, please do not pay the fine.

Generally, antivirus software cannot stop such malware infection from attacking computers because it’s created by cyber criminals who are also good at computers and programing. Distributed on the Internet through malicious web sites and bundling with freeware, this The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider virus can get itself installed into different computers without consent from PC owners. Once it’s installed, it will pop up on the screens out of nowhere and tell you that you have violated laws and your computer is now locked to stop you from conducting these activities again. To make it look real and legit, it even has ‘FBI Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS’ as the title of the locking page. To get your PC unlocked and make it usable again, 100 EUR or 200 USD will be requested to pay through Ukash, MoneyPak or PaySafeCard. But instead of paying to get your PC unlocked, you’re sending out money to cyber criminals. What’s worse, your computer will remain locked after the payment is submitted. This scam won’t stop until it’s been removed out of your computer completely.

Suggestions: To unlock your computer from this annoying CCIPS scam locking message, a malware 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.

CCIPS Scam Virus Screenshot

CCIPS – The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider

CCIPS – The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider virus comes from the malware family called the “Revoyem”. It’s specially targeting at PC users from the United States. But since this virus can be distributed on the Internet, computer users from outside of the United States can be attacked by this virus as well. Once being locked, you will be able to see the content as below:

FBI Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS
The computer is locked by Internet Service Provider
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of viewing illegal content
All the illegal actions that you performed on this computer were recorded and classified. This also includes photos and videos that were taken by your camera for further identification. You’ve been charged with viewing pornography that involves minors.
Carefully review the following violations please
Attempt to unblock computer by any other means will lead to formatting of the hard drive except for the evidence of criminal activity. A fists-time violation might not lead to imprisonment, in case of a first-time violation you have to pay the fine in accordance with the Law of Loyalty of the People as of December 04, 2012.
You are obliged to pay the fee of 200 USD to unblock your computer and avoid all the other legal procedures (Ukash or PaySafeCard).

Instructions to Unlock PC From The Computer Virus

Since antivirus software hasn’t been able to stop this 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 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:

Step 1: Please try to put the infected machine into Safe mode with Networking first to unlock the screen temporarily from this The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider virus. To put the computer in Safe mode with Networking, please hit F8 key repeatedly while system is booting up BUT before it’s logging in till you get advanced boot options on a black screen; use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key to proceed system loading files into that mode.
safe mode with networking for Windows XP Vista and Win 7

Step 2: Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete at the same time to open the Windows Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top; then End processes associated with malware or processes not belonging to system.

Step 3: Press Windows+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to open Registry Editor.
Run+Registry Editor

Step 4: Delete all the files related to malware in Registry Editor:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe(rnd)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = {rnd}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “”

Video Guide to Remove CCIPS Malware From Registry Editor


If your computer is being locked by this CCIPS – The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider virus or similar messages all of a sudden and you’re accused of watching porn or playing against the laws online, do not believe such messages especially when a fine is involved. This is actually online fraud conducted by cyber criminals. By locking up your computer screen and threatening you that you won’t be safe until a fine is submitted, this malware can get lots of innocent computer users to pay. When payment is made, PC will remain locked so that cyber criminals can get more out of one PC. There are circumstance that computers will be unlocked after the payments are made. However, the virus remains in the system even though PC is unlocked. It will pop up soon to scam you again. To achieve a complete removal of this malware, manual removal is suggested as above. The most important thing is, you should not pay the requested fine to cyber criminals and help them benefit.

Notice: Still cannot gain access back to the computer with this total block of The Computer is Locked by Internet Service Provider virus screen? Please contact YooSecurity Experts now to get help if you cannot unlock computer permanently from this annoying pop up fake message.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 16, 2013 5:56 am

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