Do you know what Australian Federal Police Virus is?
If one day you cannot access your desktop icons and browse the Internet and the computer screen has a message with the logo of Australian Federal Police, your computer is infected with Australian Federal Police virus, which you should remove as quickly as possible. This ransomware infection is designed to scare the computer user into thinking that an authoritative organization, in this case the Australian Federal Police, is carrying out an investigation on violation of the laws supposedly committed from the victimized computer. The truth is that cyber criminals took the credentials of this institution and listed some accusations to make the unsuspecting user pay a fine in order to unlock the computer.
The overall text of the message is composed of accusations and possible ways of prosecutions. Some lines of the bogus warning are presented below:
You have been violating =Copyright and Related Rights Law= (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Australia.
Australian Federal Police Virus screenshot
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You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article of the Criminal Code of Australia.
Illegal access to computer data has been initated from your PC […]
The same accusations and law articles are presented in the message of Cybercrime Investigation Department, Den Svenska Polisen It-Sakerhet virus, Interpol Virus, United States Cyber Security virus and some others. The fine for unlocking the computer depends on the currency of the country at which the infection is targeted. In the case of Australian Federal Police virus, 100 Australian dollars are demanded so that the computer can be fixed. The user is expected to pay the money through Ukash, which is now widely used in ransomware infections. Please ignore the fake message and remove Australian Federal Police Virus to fix the settings of the computer.
Our team suggests that you delete the virus by using an automatic spyware removal tool, which you can download if you follow theses steps:
1. Restart the computer and immediately press the F8 button to open “Windows Advanced Options Menu”.
2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Ok.
3. Download a spyware removal application and rename it “explorer.exe”.
4. Restart the computer normally and install the program.
5. Launch a scan and remove Australian Federal Police Virus.
In non-techie terms:
Australian Federal Police Virus is a computer virus that paralyses the computer in order to make the user pay 100 Australian dollars to have the computer unlocked. The threat displays a message that looks as if it was created by the police; however, this is a trick to make you pay money; consequently, delete the virus to have the computer fixed.
Aliases: Australian Federal Police infection.