How to Remove AKM “Ihr Computer ist Gesperrt” virus (Paysafecard Scam Removal Guide)

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How to Remove AKM “Ihr Computer ist Gesperrt” virus (Paysafecard Scam Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2013-03-04 2:50


If your computer is locked, and you are seeing a “Ihr Computer ist gesperrt”notification from Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger (AKM), then your computer is infected with a piece of malware known as Trojan Reveton. Read more in this post to get rid of this AKM ransomware infection and repair your infected computer system.

What is AKM Virus?

AKM virus is classified as a ransomware that is created by cyber criminals to play tricks on people. Once installed on your computer, the Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger virus will display a bogus notification, that pretends to be from the POLIZEI (Austrian police) and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content.

The Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger virus will lock you out of your computer and applications, so whenever you’ll try to log on into your Windows operating system or Safe Mode with Networking, it will display instead a lock screen asking you to pay a non-existing fine of 100 Euro in the form of a Ukash or Paysafecard code.

Furthermore, to make this alert seem more authentic, this virus also has the ability to access your installed webcam, so that the bogus Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger notification shows what is happening in the room.


How Does AKE Paysafecard Virus Infect Your Computer?

This threat is distributed through several means. Malicious websites, or legitimate websites that have been compromised, may drop the threat onto a compromised computer. This drive-by-download often happens surreptitiously. Another method used to propagate this type of malware is spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. The threat may also be downloaded manually by tricking the user into thinking they are installing a useful piece of software. Ransomware is also prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing websites and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software.


If your computer is infected with Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger virus, then you are seeing the below notification:

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Cyber criminals often updated the design of this lock screen, however you should always keep in mind that the Austrian police will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities.

The message displayed by the threat can be localized depending on the user’s location, with text written in the appropriate language:

Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger – POLIZEI
Ihr Computer ist gesperrt.
Illegal heruntergeladen Musikstücke (Raubkopien) auf Ihrem Computer befindet.
Durch das Herunterladen, wurden diese Musikstücke wiedergegeben, wodurch mit einer Straftat nach § 106 des Copyright Act.
Das Herunterladen von urheberrechtlich geschützten Songs über das Internet oder Musik-Tauschbörsen ist illegal und steht im Einklang mit § 106 des Copyright Act unterliegen einer Geldstrafe oder Freiheitsstrafe von einer Strafe von bis zu 3 Jahren.
Darüber hinaus ist der Besitz von illegal heruntergeladenen Musikstücke strafbar nach § 184 Absatz 3 des Strafgesetzbuches und kann auch zur Beschlagnahme des Computers führen, mit dem die Dateien heruntergeladen wurden.
Man kann deutlich durch die Lösung Ihrer IP-Adresse und das zugehörige Hostname identifiziert werden.
Die Raubkopien Material wurde verschlüsselt und wurde zu einem geschützten Ordner verschoben, um weitere Schäden zu verhindern.
Um Ihren Computer zu entsperren und andere rechtliche Folgen zu vermeiden, sind Sie verpflichtet, eine Freisetzung in Höhe von 100 Euro zu zahlen. Vor Ort durch unseren Zahlungspartner Paysafecard. Nach erfolgreicher Zahlung wird Ihr Computer automatisch entsperren.
Wird auf diese Anfrage halten könnte beinhalten Strafanzeigen und mögliche Freiheitsstrafe.
Um die Zahlung durchzuführen, geben das erworbene Paysafecard Code in das dafür Zahlung ein und drücken Sie die Schaltfläche “Absenden”.
Die AKM ist gesetzlich legitimiert – und steht in engem AKM mit den Gesetzgebern und den POLIZEI.



The Autoren Komponisten Musikverleger (AKM) lock screen is a scam, and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.

Under no circumstance should you send any money via Ukash to these cyber criminals, and if you have, you can should request a refund, stating that you are the victim of a computer virus and scam.


As we’ve mentioned already, the locker accuses users of downloading music files illegally. It also asks users to pay the fine through indication of Paysafecard PIN code in the respective section of the ransomware locker. Yet, there’s no guarantee on the part of the crooks that the system will be unlocked. For this reason we strongly advise you to stay away from performing the instructions of these crooks.

In general, it is not that easy to get rid of the locked status of your computer infected with AKM ransomware. So, as they say in French, comment déverrouiller votre ordinateur? The guidelines provided below give all the information you need for this purpose.


Similar ransomware infections:
FBI moneypak virus, Citadel Reventon Malware, United States Cyber Security virus, FBI Ultimate Game Card virus, All Activity on This Computer Has Been Recorded-Fake FBI Warning infection, FBI Online Agent virus, Internet Crime Compliant Center Virus PCeU virus (aka Metropolitan Police Ukash virus), Malex ransomware, Your computer is locked for violating the Law of Great Britain virus, DOJ virus, File Encryption Virus, SGAE virus, An Garda Síochána. Ireland’s National Police Service virus, ISCA 2012 virus, Automated Information Control System virus, ACCDFISA Protection Program ransomware, Celas ransomware, Votre ordinateur est bloque! Gendarmerie Ukash virus, Canadian Police Association Virus, Urausy virus/ransomware, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Virus, Bundesamt fur Polizei Virus, Canadian Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus, GEMA: Your computer has been locked virus, Den Syenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet Ransomware, Bundes Polizei Ukash virus, Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus, FBI. Cybercrime Division virus, UK Police virus, Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus, ICE virus, LPD BM.I Virus etc.



Symptoms of AKM Ransomware Infection

     Every time you boot your computer, it will lock the entire computer OS and afterwards the desktop is totally hijacked by a fake alert from AKM is presented to be scary and do its trick.

     If you want to boot the computer to safe mode for troubleshooting, in most cases, the computer system is still blocked and an alert as shown above appear to hijack the desktop and you are totally locked from any safe mode operation.



According to the above said, it seems that such ransomware is complicated to handle because any normal operation is blocked. And even the Microsoft has defined such infection as the boot-sector virus and their recommended solution is to reinstall the OS. However, if you still want your installed programs and stored files back, we Anvisoft Team provide you with an efficient solution to such computer security issues, and we have developed a practical tool-Anvi Rescue Disk to do with the most troublesome cases. Read on below.

To get rid of AKM ransomware infection, please be patient and follow the removal instructions and options all the way up, if any question in the process, feel free to get technical support here.


Web cam control

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    Once infected, there would be a little more than usual that this ransomware virus would even attempt to trick the user into thinking they are under surveillance by webcam, as it always shows a fake screen in “recording” status. Actually this even makes no difference on the infected computer with no web cam at all. Apparently, the truth is ready to jump out at your call.


Deny Flash

Most ransomware exploits Java or flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend AKM virus and enable the user to navigate through the infected system. If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps.

To disable (deny) flash

    1.Visit:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

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    2. Select the “Deny” radio option

    3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).



How to Remove AKM virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)


Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomware.

There are several ways to get rid of such Ukash ransomware depending on the specific situation of infection. If the computer can still boot into safe mode, please follow the Option 1 removal steps to go. If the computer is completely blocked from anything, including safe mode running, then bet on Option 2 removal steps to go.


Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore

    Step 1> Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter. See detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode

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    Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)

    Step 2> Once the Command Prompt appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.

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    Step 3> Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:

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

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    Step 4> Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.

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    Step 5> Download, install, update and runAnvi Smart Defender(http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/. Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.

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Removal Option 2 Using Anvi Rescue Disk to Remove the Ransomware and Repair the Infected Computer


Chances are your PC is heavily infected by this ransomware that it is blocked from safe mode running as well. If such is the case, the removal may be a little bit complex and here we use Anvi Rescue Rescue Disk to demonstrate the removal steps and good luck to you. If any question in the process, just let us know.


Also below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for reference.




    Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site.


    Direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip


    Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file download; please be patient while it downloads.


    Step 2> Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.


    Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before use it to record the iso image.

    Locate your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.

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    Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:

    Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

    Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to USB drive when you get following message.


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    Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.


    Alternative Option

    You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.

    Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.


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    Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.


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    Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.


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    Step 3>Restart your computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk. Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.

    For different motherboard, you may need to 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. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.


    Step> 4 After that let's boot your computer from Anvi 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 Anvi Rescue Disk

    please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.



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    Step> 5Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.


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    Step> 6 Make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Remove Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk-Network Troubleshooting Tips

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    Step> 7 Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.


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    Step>8 Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.

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    Step> 9 Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue
    Disk.

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    Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. You are probably disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.


    Step>10 Now your computer should be clean and rescued from the virus infection. Please restart your computer into the normal Windows mode.

    Please note, some ransomware infection variant is seriously persistent, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender in the rescue disk menu when the scan and repair is finished just as shown in below picture:

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    In the prompt window, click Yes button to download and install Anvi Smart Defender and perform a full scan to ensure all possible files of the infection is removed.

    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: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/

Recommended: After the virus removal, you may also need to clean up the computer operation system thoroughly using a system booster or cleaner/optimizer as whatever you may call it, like Cloud System Booster, in order to make it better perform. A nice try of Cloud System Booster by safely and directly download it here: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/


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Protect Your Computer from AKM Virus and Other Similar Ransomware Attacks

You may keep the Anvi Smart Defender onto your computer for an extra layer of online safety. The Anvi Smart Defender Pro is focused on malware detecting, removing and preventing and its attached database is automatically updated on daily basis to ensure our user are protected from the emerging malware threats of all kinds, let alone the smart engine for light smart defending strategies. Get it now.

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Good luck and be safe online.
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