Be aware about the latest version of Police viruses – this time it's International Police Association (I.P.A.) ransomware that typically works on trying to deceive users into paying a 'fine' for unlocking their computers. Before they find that their desktop is disabled, victims are informed that they have violated some laws, like have been watching child pornography, copyrighted files or other content. However, keep in mind that International Police Association (IPA) never locks computer in order to make user pay a fine for such law violation. All this system modification means you have been infected with terribly annoying ransomware called International Police Associacion (I.P.A.) virus.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION VIRUS?
Just like other ransomwares from this Police virus family, this infection is distributed by Trojan that comes through spam email attachments, freeware or misleading links that you may accidentally click on the Internet. As soon as it gets there, International Police Association ransomware locks the screen down and displays the alert reporting about law violation. Note that this virus is targeting European users at the moment and displays different warnings according to victim's location. For example:
Ihr Computer wurde gesperrtIhr Computer wurde durch das
System der automatischen Informationskontrolle gesperrt
Votre ordinateur est bloqué
Votre ordinateur a été bloqué par le système de contrôle automatique informationnel
El ordenador suyo esta bloqueado
El ordenador suyo fue bloqueado por el sistema del control informativo automatizado
HOW CAN I REMOVE INTERNATIONAL POLICE ASSOCIATION VIRUS?
If you have been infected by International Police Association ransomware, you definitely know how hard it can be eliminated from the system. Currently, there are thousands of users in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Sweden who are infected with IPA virus. In order to help them, we have created special steps helping to remove International Police Association ransomware from the system. Note that you will need automated removal tool to remove all infected file from your computer:
- Take another machine and use it to download Reimage or PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus anti-malware program.
- Update the program and put into the USB drive or simple CD.
- In the meanwhile, reboot your infected machine to Safe Mode with command prompt and stick USB drive in it.
- Reboot computer infected with FBI ransomware once more and run a full system scan.
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