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Buma Stemra Virus

Posted: March 7, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 39
First Seen: March 7, 2012
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Buma Stemra Virus Screenshot 1The Buma Stemra Virus is, contrary to its casual name, not a virus at all, but a ransomware Trojan that locks your PC and displays threatening messages to force you into buying a ransom fee. As is always true of ransomware Trojans, the Buma Stemra Virus pretends to be from a legal authority but doesn't have any legitimate kind of legal weight, and you should ignore warning messages and threats from Buma Stemra Virus as fraudulent. Even spending money to thaw the freeze that Buma Stemra Virus places on your computer is an unnecessary expense, since SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found that Buma Stemra Virus can be removed by standard anti-malware applications. To avoid Buma Stemra Virus attacks at all, you may wish to act with caution around Netherlands-oriented websites, since the Buma Stemra Virus is noteworthy for targeting that region in particular.

The Buma Stemra Virus – a Fraud with a Believable Tune

As a Trojan that targets Dutch victims both in its language and its choice of legal organization as a cover, the Buma Stemra Virus is a significant threat to those living in the Netherlands but may also attack and lock computers in other regions. The Buma Stemra Virus begins its attack by displaying a Dutch warning message that claims that your PC has been associated with copyrighted audio file-related crimes – a fairly believable accusation, particularly since the Buma Stemra is, itself, a legitimate and reputable organization that focuses on music-related copyright issues.

This ransom attack continues by requesting that you pay fifty Euros via Paysafecard, and the Buma Stemra Virus will attempt to prevent all significant actions on your PC, supposedly until this fine is paid. However, the Buma Stemra Virus isn't a legitimate message from Buma Stemra, and, in fact, the organization's website has sent out communications that specifically denounce the Buma Stemra Virus as a fraud. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have also observed that the Buma Stemra Virus can also take actions to block Internet connectivity and web-browsing activities.

Wiggling Out of the Buma Stemra Virus's Trap with All Your Money Intact

Even though the Buma Stemra Virus will make it difficult to use other applications that could remove the Buma Stemra Virus under normal circumstances, SpywareRemove.com malware experts emphasize that you don't need to spend money to get rid of the Buma Stemra Virus. Basic Windows functions, such as Safe Mode and System Restore, may be used to disable the Buma Stemra Virus or roll back its attacks, although you should still scan your PC to be certain of removing all related PC threats.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also denote that, despite its casual name, the Buma Stemra Virus has not shown any inclination to performing virus-like activities (such as infecting a broad range of preexisting files). You should trust your anti-malware software to detect and remove all components of a Buma Stemra Virus infection, which lacks any serious ability to cause permanent damage to files on your PC, assuming that the Buma Stemra Virus is removed in a competent manner.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe File name: %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe File name: %Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "d31ybB8YFv9Uxg"

Additional Information

The following URL's were detected:
The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Uw computer is vergrendeld.
Illegaal gedownloade muziek stukken ("door piraterij verkregen") zijn gelegen op de computer.

Met het downloaden de liedjes zijn gekopieerd, zodat kan ook een strafbaar feit onder 106 van de Auteurswet. Het downloaden van auteursrechtelijk beschermde liedjes via het internet of om muziek te delen netwerk is illegaal en is in overeenstemming met 106 van de Copyright Act met een geldboete of een gevangenisstraf van een boete van maximaal 3 jaar. Bovendien kan de eigendom in zin van 184 paragraaf 3 van het wetboek van Strafrecht strafbaar feit en ook leiden tot de inbeslagname van de computer, waarmee de bestanden zijn gedownload.

Uw IP-adres is:
Uw gastheer is:

Een duidelijke identificatie van uw persoon is met de hulp van uw-IP-adres en hostnaam zonder problemen.

De illegaal gekopieerd materiaal is gecodeerd en werd verplaatst naar een beveiligde map om verder schade te voorkomen.

Om uw computer te ontgrendelen en naar andere juridische gevolgen te voorkomen. bent u verplicht om een release vergoeding van €50,- te betalen. Te betalen via onze betalgspartner Paysafecard. Na een succesvolle betaling wordt uw computer automatisch ontgrendeld.

Om de betaling te voltooien, de code verworven in de daarvoor bestemde vakje betaling invoeren, selecteert u de waarde van uw code in en druk op de "verzenden"/

De BUMA-STEMRA wordt gestimuleerd door de wet- en is in nauw contact met de wetgever en de politie.


  • keesvh says:

    My XP-pc is locked at startup by the UKASH-ransomware. Cannot start in safemode. Do not know how to startup and run a removaltool. Can anybody help ?

  • PRouppe says:

    Got the same problem as keesvh. But as far as I'm concern you can get rid of it by the Kaspersky Rescue CD, which you can burn on a CD of your own. So I'm going to try that.