The mission of this article is to assist users in removing Australian Federal Police ransomware (also referred to as AFP virus). Of course, it is not really correct to speak of this law enforcement organization as a virus, nevertheless, this is exactly what users infected with the ransomware virus think of it. The reason for this is because the ransomware infection uses the good name and the symbols of the Australian Federal Police. Look carefully at the screenshot provided below. You should know and be confident that what you see depicted is a serious malware that implanted itself into your system.
The “Australian Federal Police” ransomware is also sometimes referred to as the Reveton Trojan. Without hesitation, it will be quite scary for users to receive such a scary warning supposedly coming from the AFP. It is indeed more horrifying to find out that the entire system has been locked, without the possibility to use the computer in a normal manner. Restarting the computer doesn’t help in this case. The same locked status persists, and the scary yet fake warning from the AFP asserts that your computer has been locked.
There is a way how to unlock your system infected with the Australian Federal Police virus. You need to restart your computer into safe mode with networking first. Then you will need to run our recommended security solution – GridinSoft Trojan Killer – that will set your computer free from ransomware bondage and will unlock it effectively.
AFP virus removal guide:
Text of the ransomware’s scary message that you should ignore:
All activity of this computer has been recorded
If you use a webcam , videos and pictures were saved for identification
Your Computer has been locked!
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity.
Described below are possible violations, you have made: Article 274 – Copyright
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 4 years (The use or sharing of copyrighted files – movies, software)
Article 183 – Pornography
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files)
Article 184 – Pornography involving children (under 18 years)
imprisonment for the term of up to 15 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files) Article 104 – Promoting Terrorism
imprisonment for the term of up to 25 years (You have visited websites of terrorist organizations)
Article 297 – Neglect computer use, entailing serious consequences A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years
(Your computer has been infected with a virus, which, in turn, infected other computers) Article 108 – Gambling
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (You have been gambling, but according to the lav/ residents of the your country are not allowed gambling in any format)
in connection with the decision of the Government as of August 22, all of the violations described above could be considered as conditional in case of payment of a fine.
Amount of the fine is 100 AUD. Payment must be made within 48 hours after the discovery of the violation, if the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution.
After paying the fine your computer will be unblocked