GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware

Posted: April 25, 2012

GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware Description

GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware Screenshot 1GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that uses a fake warning message (supposedly from a German anti-copyright infringement organization) to lock down your PC. Despite its pretensions, GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware isn't affiliated with the actual GVU, which is an independent and reputable organization, and warning messages from GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware aren't indicative of your PC being caught red-handed in any sort of copyright-infringing crime. However, since GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's pop-up will prevent you from using other programs or the Windows interface in general, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers suggest that you remove GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware as soon as appropriate anti-malware software for the job becomes available. In the meantime, GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware will encourage you to pay a ransom fee to unlock your computer, which is far from a recommended solution, since it directly places money into the hands of malicious software-distributing criminals.

GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware – a Common Trojan for the Common Man's Crime

GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware is part of a new branch in the Ukash Virus or Trojan:Win32/Ransom.DU family that switches their characteristic ransom scheme from accusations of pornography-viewing behavior to accusations of illegal media file uploading and downloading. GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware also includes a new look for its pop-up alert along with the update to its hoax, a template that's shared by ransomware Trojans like the Sacem Police Nationale Ransomware and West Yorkshire Ransomware. However, the ultimate consequences of a GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware infection are still the same as with any Ukash Virus – the appearance of a fraudulent police warning that prevents you from using your computer.

Since this pop-up only blocks you from using other applications by covering up your Windows interface, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you calmly work to disable GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware as soon as you see its characteristic pop-up alert. Easy ways to do this include booting into Safe Mode or booting from a non-infected drive (such as a network-shared drive or USB device). Even though GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware will inform you that supposedly the only way to free your PC is to pay a fine via cash-transfer methods like Ukash or Paysafecard, paying into GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's ransom is completely needless to expedite GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's removal, and with GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomwar, all symptoms of a lockdown on your computer.

The Right (and Free) Response to GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's Pop-up

Despite its attempt to implicate itself as being associated with the Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen (translated roughly as 'the German Federation Against Copyright Infringement'), GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware isn't linked to any reputable organization and doesn't have any legal authority that could justify its attacks against your PC. Accordingly, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you delete GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware just as you would delete any Trojan or worm, and use anti-malware software to be sure that all of GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's components are totally removed.

Naturally, GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware is of greatest concern for potential victims in Germany, since GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's pop-up explicitly targets residents of that country. However, other ransomware Trojans from GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware's family have also been noted to attack countries as diverse as Spain and Canada, and can be considered ongoing threats.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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