Koda Virus

Posted: October 11, 2012

Koda Virus Description

The Koda Virus is a ransomware Trojan that strongly resembles similar PC threats from the Ransirac (or Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' Virus) family. By claiming to be sent from Denmark's Koda, a rights management organization for music artists, the Koda Virus gives ostensible credibility to its warning that your computer is locked down for IP-violating crimes. The Koda Virus then asks that you pay a Ukash fine to receive a code for unlocking your computer. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you ignore this fine and unlock your PC by removing Koda Virus through the same anti-malware software that you'd use against any Trojan. Koda Virus doesn't have any ties to Koda or other legal organizations, and, as such, can be ignored with regards to any of its legal threats.

Why Koda Isn't Something That You Should Be Afraid of When You're Attacked by a Koda Virus

The Koda Virus infects your PC through any of several misleading means (SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted that links from spammed instant messengers and social networking sites are popular for such purposes), forces your computer to reboot and displays an inaccurate legal message on your screen. This warning threatens you with legal action if you fail to comply with a request, supposedly from Koda, to transfer a legal fine through Ukash, and also blocks you from using other applications on your machine. However, the Koda Virus doesn't have ties to the real Koda of Denmark and, regardless, doesn't have any ability to detect any crimes that you may or may not have committed involving copyrighted-protected music.

Koda Virus instructs you to pay a fine so that you can acquire a code to unlock your PC. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider this inadvisable, especially since criminals don't have any reason to hand out functional unlocking codes even after you pay them. Nonetheless, appropriate anti-malware products can be used to delete the Koda Virus, although extra steps may be required to disable Koda Virus beforehand (elaborated on in the second half of this article).

The Foolproof Cure for the Common Koda Virus

Because the Koda Virus has a high probability of preventing you from using any security-related software while Koda Virus is open, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts can suggest several ways of putting a stop to Koda Virus before you disinfect your PC. Booting Windows in Safe Mode, booting into another preinstalled OS or booting from removable USB devices are all viable means of deactivating Koda Virus so that Koda Virus can be removed safely.

The Koda Virus currently targets residents of Denmark, i.e. the Danish. However, since the Koda Virus is also noted to gather your IP address, which similar ransomware Trojans have used to localize their pop-up alerts for multiple countries, SpywareRemove.com malware experts note that Koda Virus attacks may soon target neighboring countries. Since Europe has been under increasingly heavy targeting by this criminal activity, residents of this region should take extra care to possess anti-malware safeguards against ransomware Trojans like Koda Virus.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Koda Virus 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.

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Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Der er fundet musik, som er ulovligt downloadet (piratkopieret), på din computer. Ved at downloade musikken er den blevet reproduceret, hvilket er en kriminel handling i henhold til Afsnit 106 i Loven om ophavsret. …… Du kan identificeres ved, at din IP-adresse og det tilhørende værtsnavn analyseres.
2There' is found music that was illegally downloaded (pirated) on your computer. By downloading the music, it has been reproduced, which is a criminal offense under Section 106 of the Copyright law. ...... You can be identified by your IP address and the corresponding host name analyzed.

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