Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus is a dangerous ransomware, which must be ignored because it has nothing in common with the Department of Justice or other governmental authority. It typically displays a fake warning message, which reports about illegal user's activity on the Internet. This threat is set to swindle the money, so as soon as it scares its victim into believing that he/she has been caught for visiting illegal sites or spreading copyrighted content, it asks to pay the fine of $300. Please, never do that if you don't want to support the scammers and lose your hard-earned money! You can safely ignore Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section notification and you should definitely remove the ransomware from the system. Beware that you won't be capable to do that in a traditional way. For that, you should follow some special steps that are given further.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus?
Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus infiltrates computers secretly and without user's permission asked. For that, it relies on trojan horse, which hides inside misleading emails, fake updates or hacked or illegal sites. Once it arrives on its target computer, it drops the files that are needed for ransomware and blocks the system down. This thing is especially annoying because you won't be capable to get on the Internet or launch your anti-spyware when infected with Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus. Instead of that, you will see only this huge alert that reports:
Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section
Your PC is blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating Copyright and Related Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 1, Section 2, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 8 of the criminal code provides for a fine of 2 to 5 hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law on Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak or $300.
When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 48 hours after the money is put into the State's account.
Remember, no matter that it shows you your IP address, location, Windows version and similar details, you shouldn't fall for Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus and pay the ransom via Paysafecard prepayment system. Instead of that, you should remove this dangerous ransomware as soon as possible.
HOW TO REMOVE COMPUTER CRIME & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SECTION VIRUS?
The greatest danger of getting infected with Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus is if you live somewhere in USA. However, there are many similar viruses that attack other world's regions. When trying to remove Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus and similar ransomware from Ukash group, you have to unblock your PC at first. For that, try setting computer's date to the previous one. If this fails to help, follow these steps to unlock your computer and launch anti-spyware. Note that if you use Windows 8, you may also need this guide: How to start Safe Mode on Windows 8
Flash drive method:
1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage 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 Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus once more and run a full system scan.
* Users infected with Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus 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 Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section virus removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable thisI 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 Reimage to remove remaining files.