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International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus

Posted: February 16, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 71
First Seen: February 19, 2013
OS(es) Affected: Windows

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus, which is unaffiliated with the actual ICSPA, is a ransomware that displays fake alerts, locks your computer and requests an illegal fine before it supposedly will put a halt to these attacks. As one of the Urausy family of Trojans, the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus has been verified as an illegal Trojan and the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance has denounced it, recommending that you avoid paying its fee. For their part, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts suggest that you deactivate the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus through Safe Mode before using a dependable anti-malware scanner to remove the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus at a minimum of expense.

Why the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus Isn't a Friend of the ICSPA or Anyone Else

The International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus, like all Urausy trojans, pretends to be linked to a legal organization that has the power to back up its bluffs of fining you for up to five hundred USD or sending you to jail. However, the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus actually is a ransomware that's both illegal and unrelated to any real efforts to thwart online criminal activities. SpywareRemove.com malware experts particularly note that the ICSPA has officially denounced the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus and all ransomware like it, and recommend that you contact the police if your PC suffers from attacks like those in the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus's arsenal.

The foremost symptom of an International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus is the appearance of a screen-blocking pop-up alert that accuses you of committing copyright infringement-related crimes (such as downloading movies or music). Because using other applications may be impossible while the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus is open, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers suggest that you use any means that are necessary to disable the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus once it's spotted. Booting Windows into Safe Mode (via the advanced startup menu accessible by tapping F8 during a restart) is one of the easiest ways of doing this. You also may find it necessary to boot your PC from a peripheral device-loaded operating system.

The fake legal fee that the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus levies never should be paid, and SpywareRemove.com malware research team hasn't found any signs that the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus actually will undo its attacks even when the demanded money is transferred.

Using Your Own Cyber Security in the Fight Against the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus

Because the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus is distributed through a family that's known to abuse drive-by-download attacks to proliferate, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend that you use standard web-browsing defenses to prevent an International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus infection. In most cases, disabling Java/Flash, updating your browser and staying clear of hacked/harmful sites should be adequate. Similar preventative measures also will make your PC safe against other ransomware that share the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus's distribution methods, such as Politiet Kongeriget Danmark Ransomware, Landespolizeidirection Ransomware, Rikspolisstyrelsen Ransomware and Suomen Poliisi Ransomware.

Ransomware from the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus's family often disguise some or all of their files with 'Windows' file names. To avoid deleting normal files that are unrelated to the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus, SpywareRemove.com malware research team suggests that you use qualified anti-malware applications to remove the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus.

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