How to remove United States Cyber Security Virus
United States Cyber Security virus is a ransomware that was programmed to attack computers in the US. This virus can be distinguished from other malware by very aggressive behavior towards an infected machine. As soon as you get into the system, it locks the computer completely. The only thing the owner of the infected machine can see is a message:
Your PC is locked due to at least one of the reasons given below.
You have been violating the Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus violating Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Penal Code of the United States of America.
Article I, section 8, numeral 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two hundred to five hundred minimum wages or imprisonment for two to eight years.
To unlock the computer, you must pay the fine via MoneyPak of $100.
United States Cyber Security Virus, like other versions of this ransomware such as FBI Virus, Canadian Police Virus or Ukash Virus, enters the computer using security holes and system vulnerabilities. One can get infected with the virus after downloading a corrupted file or visiting an infected web page. United States Cyber Security virus is distributed using Trojans downloaded from exploit pages as well as corrupted shareware.
Once the virus is in the system, a scary message will appear in a “camera” window every time you turn on your computer. This ransomware disables the rest of your programs, therefore your PC does not respond to any of your commands. No matter how convincing the message of this virus seems, don’t pay the fine. It will only encourage more similar viruses to be distributed and will definitely not unlock your system. If you have already paid the fine and read this article after spending your money, contact your credit card company as soon as possible and discuss the charges. Please note that none of the official government institutions accept payments via the prepaid payment system. Once you see such a payment option, it should be your first sign that something is wrong and that you are looking at a scam.
To unlock your computer, you’ll need to do some manual work. First of all, restart your computer in safe mode or safe mode with networking. Then run MSConfig. Once you’re done, disable all startup entries. You can easily identify malicious entries as they will refer to a file in your user folder. Reboot your computer one more time. This time it should no longer be blocked. Don’t forget to run a full system scan of your PC.