Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus Removal Guide

Do you know what Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus is?

Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus is a dangerous computer infection that targets your money. It belongs to Ukash Virus family of ransomware applications. Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus infects computer via compromised websites and then locks the user out of his desktop by displaying the following notification across the entire screen:

Your computer is locked!
Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System

One or more of the following items were made from your PC:
1. Downloading or distributing audio or video files protected by Copyright Law.
2. Downloading or distributing illegal content (child porn, phishing software, etc.)
3. Downloading or distributing Software protected by Copyright Law.

As a result of these infringements based on Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261), you PC and files are now blocked. You can remove you IP from black list and unlock PC and files by paying a fine of 200 (USA and Canada)/ 200EUR (via Western Union to other Countries)

First of all, the S.O.P.A. act was never passed, because it met with a wide opposition from the Internet users. Therefore, Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus quotes a law that does not exist and it is the first indication that this message is fake. What is more, even if you do pay the fine denoted in the message, the computer will not be unlocked. You will only lose your money, and your computer will still be blocked.

Do this to get your desktop back and to remove Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus from your system:

  1. Reboot the computer and before the Windows logo shows up, press F8.
  2. When System boot menu loads, use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Networking. Press Enter.
  3. When the system loads, access the Internet and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and remove Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus.

If you have Windows XP:

  1. Follow the instructions above from 1 to 3.
  2. Open Start menu and click on RUN.
  3. Type "msconfig" into the Run box and hit Enter to load System Configuration menu.
  4. Click on Startup tab and uncheck every single program you see. Click OK and exit the menu.
  5. Restart computer in normal mode, install SpyHunter and then remove Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus.

In non-techie terms:

Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus is a malicious infection that tries to steal your money. Ignore the message it displays and use the instructions above to get rid of Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus for good.

Aliases: Automatic Protection System Virus.