ICSPA virus (also known as International Cyber Security Protection Alliance virus) is a malicious infection that can easily get on your machine if it's poorly protected. When inside and active, this ransomware blocks the entire system down and then displays its fake alert that reports about various crimes and law violations. Please, don't fall for this scam because governmental organizations don't use such primitive methods when trying to make users pay the fines for them. It's clear that ICSPA virus is designed to steal the money from unaware PC users and it must be removed from the system without any delay. Of course, it won't be as easy as you may expect because this ransomware blocks legitimate applications, including anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. However, keep on reading and you'll see how you can overcome that.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH ICSPA virus?
ICSPA virus is distributed through the same methods as malware and spyware: it can be downloaded together with fake updates, media codecs, non-registered software, spam and through similar ways of distribution. Once it gets inside, this ransomware locks the desktop and disables computer's functions without any permission asked. Even more, it replaces PC's screen with an alert that pretends to be from International Cyber Security Protection Alliance and reports about various crimes, like the use of illegal software or distribution of malware. Please, keep in mind that all this activity is a huge scam that seeks to rip you off, and you should never pay a fine using Ukash or Paysafecard prepayment systems. Instead of that, you must remove ICSPA virus Trojan as soon as possible.
HOW TO REMOVE ICSPA virus?
When trying to remove ICSPA virus, you may find that your are blocked. That's normal. In order to overcome this situation, your should use one of these methods:
Flash drive method:
1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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 ICSPA virus once more and run a full system scan.
* Users infected with these ransomware threats 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 ICSPA virus removal (special skills needed!):
- 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.