Title: GVU virus
Type: Ransomware
Also known as: Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen virus, Ukash virus

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Severity scale:GVU virus severity is 72  (72 / 100)
 

GVU virus (also called as Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen virus) is a malicious ransomware infection that seeks to get 100 euros from each of its victims. For that, it firstly blames the user for the copyright law violations and locks his computer's system down. You should have already heard about other Ukash viruses that are designed to mislead Germain-speaking PC users – such programs as Bundesamt für Polizei virus, Der Computer ist für die Verletzung der Gesetze der Republik Österreich blockiert worden or Polizei österreich virus are well-known threats in the industry of malicious ransomware infections. They all pretend to belong for governmental organizations and use the translated notifications that look like legitimate ones. Be sure that Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen virus is nothing else but malicious application that needs to be eliminated. However, in order to remove Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen virus, or GVU virus, you will have to unlock your PC first.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH GVU virus?

The most obvious sign you are infected with GVU virus is a disabled computer's screen, which gets locked by a misleading message written in Germain. Typically, Ukash viruses are spread by trojan horse, which comes inside the system through its backdoors after user forgets to update his security software. Note that you can easily download this threat when downloading infected downloads, such as freeware, opening infected email attachments or using P2P networks. As soon as it gets inside the PC, the machine becomes locked, and it seems that there’s nothing you can do except paying 100 euros to unlock your PC screen. Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen virus claims that country's local police has detected your computer via its IP address and now you are locked because of illegal activities on your computer. Typically, GVU virus claims that the user has been visiting websites filled with violence or pornographic content:

Die Funktion ihres Computers wurde aufgrund unerlaubter Internethandlungen außer Kraft gesetzt. im Folgenden werden mögliche Verstöße aufgelistet, die von ihnen begangen werden konnten: Artikel 274- Urheberrechte Eine Ge dstrafe oder Freiheitsstrafe von bis zu 4 Jahren. (Die Benutzung oder Verbreitung von Daten, die urheberrechtich geschützt sind - Ei me, Software( Artikel 263- Pornografie Eine Ge dstrafe oder Freiheitsstrafe von bis zu 2 Jahren. (Die Benutzung oder Verbreitung von pornografischen Daten) Artikel 184 - Kinderpornografie (bis 28 Jahre) Eine Fre-heitsstrafe von b-s zu 15 Jahren (Die Benutzung oder Verbreitung von pornografischen Daten' Artikel 104- Terrorismusförderung Eine Fre-heitsstrafe von b-s zu 25 Jahren (Sie haben Seiten von Terrororganisationen besucht: Artikel 297- Fahrlässige Computernutzung mit schwerwiegenden Konsequenzen Eine Geldstrafe oder Freiheitsstrafe von bis zu 2 Jahren (ihr Computer ist von e-nem Virus infiziert welcher bereits andere Computer infiziert hat) Artikel 108 - Glücksspiel Eine Geldstrafe oder Freiheitsstrafe von bis zu 2 Jahren. (Sie nahmen am Glücksspiel teil, jedoch ist dies entsprechend der Gesetzgebung ihres Landes verboten) in Bezug auf den Regierungsentscheid vom 22 August können alle verstöße bei einer Geldbuße als bedingt angesehen werden. Die Summe der Geldbuße beträgt ic0 Euro. Die Bezahlung muss innerhalb von 48 Stunden nach Kundgabe des verstoßes entrichtet werden. wenn die strafe nicht entrichtet wird, wird automatisch ein Strafverfahren gegen Sie eingeleitet.

However, you should never believe this alert and remove Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen virus. Follow this post to get all the details how you can do that:

HOW CAN I REMOVE GVU virus?

When trying to remove GVU virus, you may find that you are blocked from getting on the Internet. As you know, this is the only way to download anti-malware program, so you will have to unlock your PC first if you are blocked by this virus. However, if you can get online, we recommend downloading SpyHunter and running a full system scan with it. If you can't, follow these tips:

* Flash drive method:

1. Take another machine and use it to download SpyHunter or other reputable anti-malware program.
2. Update the program and put into the USB drive or simple CD.
3. In the meanwhile, reboot your infected machine to Safe Mode with command prompt and stick USB drive in it.
4. Reboot computer infected with Ukash virus once more and run a full system scan.

* Users infected with Ukash viruses are allowed to access other accounts on their Windows systems. If one of such accounts has administrator rights, you should be capable to launch anti-malware program.

*   Try to deny the Flash to make your ransomware stop function as intended. In order to disable the Flash, go to Macromedia support and select 'Deny': http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html. After doing that, run a full system scan with anti-malware program.

* Manual Ukash virus removal (special skills needed!):

  • Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable Ukash virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
  • Run Regedit
  • Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
  • Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
  • Reboot and run a full system scan with updated SpyHunter to remove remaining virus files.

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Geolocation of GVU virus:

This map reveals the prevalence of GVU virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Germany.

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QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like GVU virus are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall GVU virus right in your pocket.

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Information added: 2012-12-27 01:55:57
Information updated: 2012-12-27 01:55:57

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