PRS for Music Scam Ransomware

Posted: March 29, 2012

PRS for Music Scam Ransomware Description

PRS for Music Scam Ransomware Screenshot 1'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware is a Trojan that displays a fake warning message, seemingly from the Performing Right Society, announcing that your PC is locked down due to being associated with music piracy. While the 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware will encourage you to pay a fee to unlock your computer, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend avoiding that solution, since 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware isn't an actual affiliate of the PRS and isn't guaranteed to stop its attack even if you do hand your money over to its criminal developers. 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware is noted for being exceptionally difficult to remove, and you should only delete 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware with a combined effort from appropriate security software and standard anti-malware methodology to insure that your PC isn't harmed in the process.

How You Can Avoid a 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware Surprise

Avoiding 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware and its attendant pop-up and system lockdown is primarily a matter of avoiding malicious sites and poor web-browsing protocol. Since 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware, like many similar ransomware Trojans, targets a specific country with its fraudulent warning, computer users who are based in the United Kingdom should consider themselves particularly susceptible to potential 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware attacks. As of early March 2012, SpywareRemove.com malware research team has found that most 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware installations utilize malicious JavaScript applets to distribute 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware to new computers. As such, disabling Java and avoiding unusual links may make the difference between a 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware attack and a safe computer.

Although 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware does make an effort to contact a remote server after being installed, 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware's primary visible symptom is what appears after that – an alarming pop-up warning about music file trafficking crimes. Since the real PRS has denounced this Trojan as being affiliated with them, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers are comfortable in confirming 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware's lack of legal authority and inability to detect such crimes. Therefore, you should ignore 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware's warning message, which is noted for reference below, and treat 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware just like any other Trojan to be exterminated.

PRS for Music

Your computer has been locked

Illegally downloaded music pieces (pirated) have been located on your computer. By downloading, those music pieces were reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offence under Section 106 of the Copyright Act.

Kicking a 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware Pop-up Out of Your Computer with No Harm Suffered

'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware, like most Trojans of its ilk, will try to prevent you from using other programs while 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware is active. This makes deleting 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware, or, in fact, doing pretty much anything other than giving in to its ransom hoax a serious hurdle to overcome. 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware has also been noted to operate in Safe Mode, which is normally used to shut down less sophisticated PC threats than itself.

However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers still recommend that you remove 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware with competent anti-malware software, since using manual methods has a high chance of causing inadvertent harm to your PC or failing to remove all of the 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware's components. In lieu of Safe Mode, it's suggested that you boot your PC from a removable device or use a pre-installed secondary operating system to access your computer and run a scan to detect 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware. In any case, paying 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware's ransom fee is never a recommended solution, since 'PRS for Music Your computer has been locked is a scam' Ransomware doesn't have any reason to follow through on its promise to unlock your computer in the first place.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to PRS for Music Scam 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.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to PRS for Music Scam 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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