Do you know what Master Penalty Document Virus is?
Master Penalty Document Virus is a computer infection that intends to steal your money by locking you out of your computer. This ransomware infection wants to make you think that you have committed a serious crime, and therefore you have to pay a fine, otherwise you will be prosecuted. Master Penalty Document Virus says that you have abused copyrighted material by having downloaded it illegally. Therefore, your computer has been blocked according to SOPA (Software Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT Intellectual Property Act). However, these bills have not been passed yet, and your computer cannot by blocked by law enforcement authorities because they do not have such jurisdiction.
Hence, you cannot trust the notification that you see on your screen. Even though it looks legal, it is absolutely fake, and the cyber criminals only want you to pay money for something you haven't committed. Master Penalty Document Virus is very similar to STOP Piracy Virus, as they both use alternative payment systems to collect their money. So they are similar to the Ukash group Viruses, that utilize legitimate alternative payment systems such as Ukash, PaysafeCard or MoneyPak to extort your money without the involvement of credit cards.
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Depending on where you are, Master Penalty Document Virus displays the following message in a variety of languages:
Master Penalty Document
SOPA (Software Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT Intellectual Property Act) has detected that you used piracy content on your computer such as:
Operating system (OS) which has NOT been installed IN LEGAL WAY: Child Porno materials (CP) on your PC, Software you used right now (installed with OS) ARE NOT LEGITIMATE.
Your system HAS BEEN LOCKED and your data has been encrypted. To unlock your PC, decrypt your data and avoid arrest you MUST pay a penalty of 100 EURO.
You can choose one of payment methods below: PaySafeCard, Ukash, CashU or MoneyPack. You should buy a voucher in many places near you: Walmart, OMV, 7 eleven, ESSO, Avia, epay, kiosks. Enter-code below to unlock your PC.
Needless to say, that even if you do pay the 100 Euro fine, your computer will not be unlocked. Master Penalty Document Virus has nothing in common with law enforcement authorities and it simply wants your money, so it will continue denying desktop access no matter how many times you pay the ransom fee. To solve this problem you have to remove Master Penalty Document Virus from your computer and you can achieve that if you follow the instructions below:
For Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Restart your computer and tap F8 repeatedly.
- If Windows logo appears, reboot the computer and try again.
- Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
- Access our site at http://www.spyware-techie.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
- Install SpyHunter and run a full system scan.
For Windows XP
- Follow the steps above from 1 to 3.
- Click Yes on the confirmation box.
- Download SpyHunter.
- Open Start Menu and click Run.
- Type "msconfig" into the Run Open box. Press Enter.
- Click the Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
- Click Disable All and Click OK to save changes. Exit the menu.
- Restart your computer in Normal Mode.
- Install the program downloaded and launch it to remove Master Penalty Document Virus.
In non-techie terms:
Master Penalty Document Virus is a computer infection that blocks your desktop access and expects you to pay a ransom fee. Remove Master Penalty Document Virus from your computer immediately to protect your money, and perform a full system scan to check for any other potential threats.
Aliases: Penalty Virus.