The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family of computer infections. Needless to say, it target computers in Australia.
Similar to other forms of ransomware, you will notice a pretend warning that appears to be from the the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police and AFP Crime Commission demanding a ransom of AUD $100 before you can access your locked computer. This ransom is demanded on the pretext of the user being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. Failure to pay the fine within 48 hours would supposedly result in legal prosecution.
How does it enter?
The virus could enter through malicious websites or sometimes even legitimate websites that have been hacked into, or through exploit kits that use vulnerabilities on your computer to install this Trojan without your permission of knowledge.
Opening a spam email containing infected attachments can link one to malicious websites. Cyber-criminals lure their victims with forged header information, tricking you into believing that it is from a genuine organization like DHL or FedEx. The email tells you that they tried to deliver a package to you, but failed for some reason.
What are its symptoms?
When infected with this rogue antispyware, you will experience:
- Unwanted pop-up windows
- Slow Internet browser response and connection
- Redirected websites
- Genuine antivirus as well as security programs will be disabled or any security programs installed on your computer.
How to get rid of the virus?
Since the antivirus programs you have installed will not be able to detect or evade the virus, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow.
A system backup is required before you start to delete Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) virus manually.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop the ransomware processes in the Windows Task Manager.
3. Delete associated files from your PC completely as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\
4. Search for all related registry entries infected by this dangerous virus and wipe them out:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
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By following the above steps, you will be able to completely remove “Australian communications and media authority Virus (ACMA)” Virus from your internet browser. If you still experience issues, contact online Virus Removal service like Jupiter Support, who will guide you through the removal of the virus at a low cost of only $29.