Windows Antipiracy Virus Description
Windows Antipiracy Virus is a ransomware Trojan that claims to have locked your computer because of illegal file-downloading activities. While Windows Antipiracy Virus’s warning message includes references to the Republic of Italy, the RIAA and other IP legislation-related entities, SpywareRemove.com malware research team is happy to confirm that Windows Antipiracy Virus is purely malicious software without any ties to law enforcement of any kind. The pop-up that Windows Antipiracy Virus uses to present its threats will block you from using other programs on your computer, which is Windows Antipiracy Virus’s not-so-subtle way of forcing you to pay a fraudulent ransom fee. However, standard anti-malware procedures can disable Windows Antipiracy Virus, which can then be removed with anti-malware software as detailed further in this article.
Windows Antipiracy Virus: an Ill-Meaning Beneficiary of the Most Common Crime
Like similar ransomware Trojans (such as the Gema ‘Access to your computer was denied’ Virus or the FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus), the Windows Antipiracy Virus doesn’t make any attempt to detect crimes related to your PC, but automatically proclaims that your computer has been locked as a consequence of distributing or downloading copyright-protected files. Logos for organizations like the Copyright Alliance and RIAA add extra authenticity to Windows Antipiracy Virus’s appearance, particularly since the latter has a history of suing for large amounts of money in similar circumstances.
Windows Antipiracy Virus’s end game, as is true of so many other ransomware Trojans, is to force you to pay criminals through one of several payment systems, with Windows Antipiracy Virus’s preferred choices consisting of the oft-exploited Paysafecard and Ukash.
Curing the Windows Antipiracy Virus with Zero Out of Pocket Expenses
If your PC has been locked by Windows Antipiracy Virus, you can disable the Windows Antipiracy Virus with Safe Mode, a USB-based boot or a dual boot to a secondary operating system – whichever solution is applicable and convenient. Removing Windows Antipiracy Virus – while something that should be done right away – is a task that should be reserved for anti-malware programs that are designed to delete similar PC threats without causing harm to exploited system files.
Windows Antipiracy Virus Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Antipiracy Virus? To safely & quickly detect Windows Antipiracy Virus, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Antipiracy Virus What happens if Windows Antipiracy Virus does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 Questo sistema operativo é disattivato a causa di violazione delle legi della. Repubblica Italiana sono state riscontrate le seguenti violazioni: il tuo indrizzo IP é stato utilizzato per il download e la distribuzione di contenuti piratati. Probabilmente hai utilizzato file-sharing clienti, torrenti o scaricato seguente contenuto dirretamente dal sito web. Il suo computer viene pertanto bloccato per evitare la continuazione dell’attività illegale. Per sbloccare il computer sieti obligati a pagare una multa di 100€ 2 This operating system is disabled due to violation of the legislation. The Italian Republic has found the following violations: Your IP has been used for the download and distribution of pirated content. You've probably used file-sharing clients and torrents, or downloaded the following content directly from the illegal website. Your computer is, therefore, blocked to prevent the continuation of illegal activities. To unlock the computer, you are obligated to pay a fine of 100 Euro.
Posted: October 11, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 7/10
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