How to Remove Ransomware Americana Dreams-DOJ PC lockup Virus Removal Guide

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How to Remove Ransomware Americana Dreams-DOJ PC lockup Virus Removal Guide

Postby Sophia » 2012-09-03 2:06


Your computer has been locked due to violation of laws of United States (…)? Well, this post will guide you to figure out more about the ransomware Americana Dreams, as it called so, a PC lockup virus for extorting money. You may follow the detailed removal guide here to get rid of this nasty infection completely and safely.

Ransomware does see a rise this year to annoy a lot of people. The wave of FBI moneypak virus is still there, there comes more to trouble computer users in US-Americana Dreams, a total ransomware. Look at its screenshot first below:

A screenshot of ransomware Americana Dreams

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Similar Ransomware:FBI moneypak virus, United States Cyber Security Virus, Malex Ransomware, PCEU virus, etc.


Somehow related to the notorious ransomware FBI moneypak virus]FBI moneypak virus, this one undertakes the same trick to serve the sole purpose of extorting money from innocent computer users. For any sake of God, never be fooled by whatever it states there on the screen just as the above displays.

To make it clear and true, this Americana Dreams ransomware is created by cybercrooks, invading computers through a series of Trojans, which enable not only it bypass the detection of installed security suites but also allow a remove access to the hacker. The rogue routine goes like this, once the computer compromises, it locks up the entire OS and displays a screen demonstrating tons of details to scare you of violation of some kinds of laws, convince you with displaying your correct IP address and tricking you to pay a penalty fee instead of the due sue through credit card Moneypak. And that’s it, Worse still, if you’re tricked by this and pay the ransom, you will even loss your sensitive information related to your credit card.

All in all, if you unfortunately come across the above displayed screen of this ransomware, just ignore what it says and instantly move to below removal guide to unlock your computer and remove the virus completely and permanently.


How to Remove Ransomware Americana Dreams-Step by Step Removal Guide

There are several ways to remove the ransomware Americana depending on the specific situation. If you just suspect the existence of this virus on your computer and the OS is able to run as of now, choose Option 1 below. If you’ve find out some serious signs of this infection and the OS just couldn’t run normally but somehow it can still access to Safe Mode, then opt for Option 2 to use the Antimalware tool to hit the goal. Finally for the worst and yet the commonest situation of Americana Dreams infection, your computer OS is completely locked from either normal running or safe mode running, then you may have to go the Option 3 to unlock your computer with Kaspersky Riscue Disk 1.0. Wish you all good luck. And if any question in the process, just let us know.


Option 1. System Restore

1) Reboot your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt. As the computer is booting tap the F8 key continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to Safe Mode with Command Promptand and press Enter.

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2) Make sure you log in to an account with administrative privileges (login as admin).

3) Once the Command Prompt appears you have few seconds to type in explorer and hit Enter. If you fail to do it within 5 seconds, the ransomware Americana Dreams will take over and will not let you type anymore.

4) If you managed to bring up Windows Explorer you can now browse into:

• Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
• Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter


4)Follow the steps to restore your computer into an earlier day when it wasn't infected.

5) Download recommended antimalware tool-Anvi Smart Defenderand run a full system scan to remove the remnants of Malex ransomware and to enhance the protection from such types of threats in the future.

Option 2. Malware Removal Tool

1) Boot the computer to safe mode with networking.

2) Download Anvi Smart Defender(free version). If the download fails, please check the LAN settings. Open Internet Explorer,and go to Tools->Internet Options, then under the Connections tab, click LAN settings. On the appearing LAN settings window, please deselect the Use a Proxy server as your LAN setting check box. Then click OK to save the changes and close the window.

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3) Use Anvi Smart Defender to full scan the computer and remove all.

4) Restart the computer to normal.


Option 3. Use Kaspersky Rescue Disk 1.0 to unlock the computer and fix the issue:


Or else if the computer is severely infected and disabled to boot into safe mode, please follow the below guide using Kaspersky Riscue Disk 10 and here we go. Good Luck. If any questions, please let us know for further discussion by leaving a reply below.


1) Download the Kaspersky Rescue Disk iso image from the Kaspersky Lab server. (Direct download link)

Please note that this is a large downloaded, so please be patient while it downloads.

2) Record the Kaspersky Rescue Disk iso image to a CD/DVD. You can use any CD/DVD record software you like. If you don't have any, please download and install ImgBurn. For demonstration purposes we will use ImgBurn.


So, open up ImgBurn and choose Write image file to disc.

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Click on the small Browse for file icon as show in the image. Browse into your download folder and select kav_rescue_10.iso as your source file.

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OK, so know we are ready to burn the .iso file. Simply click the Write image file to disc button below and after a few minutes you will have a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10.


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3) Configure your computer to boot from CD/DVD. Use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.

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The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key combinations:

• Ctrl+Esc
• Ctrl+Ins
• Ctrl+Alt
• Ctrl+Alt+Esc
• Ctrl+Alt+Enter
• Ctrl+Alt+Del
• Ctrl+Alt+Ins
• Ctrl+Alt+S


If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.

If you can't enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority.


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Set CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.


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4) Let's boot your computer from Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Kaspersky Rescue Disk.


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5) Select your language and press Enter to continue.


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6) Press 1 to accept the End User License Agreement.

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7) Select Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Graphic Mode as your startup method. Press Enter. Once the actions described above have been performed, the operating system starts.


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8) Click on the Start button located in the left bottom corner of the screen. Run Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker to remove Windows system and registry changes made by ransomware Americana Dreams. It won't take very long.


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9) Click on the Start button once again and fire up the Kaspersky Rescue Disk utility. First, select My Update Center tab and press Start update to get the latest malware definitions. Don't worry if you can't download the updates. Just proceed to the next step.


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10) Select Object Scan tab. Place a check mark next to your local drive C:\. If you have two or more local drives make sure to check those as well. Then click Start Objects Scan to scan your computer for malicious software.


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11) Quarantine (recommended) or delete every piece of malicious code detected during the system scan.


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12) You can now close the Kaspersky Rescue Disk utility. Click on the Start button and select Restart computer.

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13) Please restart your computer into the normal Windows mode. To prevent the computer from infecting by such ransomware or related Trojans, please ensure you get proper protection on your computer and you may just keep the Anvi Smart Defender for this. Safe and direct download link: www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/
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Re: How to Remove Ransomware Americana Dreams-PC Lockup Virus Removal Guide

Postby Sophia » 2012-09-03 2:32

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Re: How to Remove Ransomware Americana Dreams-DOJ PC lockup Virus Removal Guide

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