Guardia di Finanza Ukash virus is malicious Italian virus, which belongs to the huge group of threats, which is called Ukash. Mainly, these viruses use the names of official institutions and block computers down in order to make their victims pay the invented fine. They claim that computer is blocked for viewing pornographic material, spreading malware, watching copyrighted content and doing other illegal activities. For all these 'crimes', Guardia di Finanza virus asks to pay the fine of 100 euro. In reality, you should simply ignore this message. While most of victims have thought that paying the money (no matter that for scammers, not the legitimate Guardia di Finanza) will onlock their computers, we have to disappoint you. The only way how you can unblock your computer is remove Guardia di Finanza virus.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Guardia di Finanza virus?
Similarly to Polizia di Stato virus, Guardia di Finanza ransomware gets inside the system once you open a malicious email or click on a fraudulent link. Besides, other viruses can also download this ransomware on your computer without any permission asked. Once it gets there, virus disables all computer's functions, including Task Manager, Internet connection and similar. Additionally, it causes a bogus notification instead your desktop, which pretends to be from the Italian police. In order to look trustworthy, this alert uses Guardia di Finanza's logos, Italian flag and also gives for the user ability to access webcam. Don't let the scammers mislead you! You must ignore this bogus message on your desktop and remove Guardia di Finanza virus from the system.
HOW TO REMOVE Guardia di Finanza virus?
If you are infected with Guardia di Finanza virus, you are blocked from getting on the Internet and can't download anti-malware program. In order to fool your virus first and get ability to run anti-malware on your computer, we recommend following these options:
* 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 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 Reimage to remove remaining virus files.