aka the Australian Federal Police Virus!
It’s an all too common virus today causing havoc for a lot of computer users.
Also known as the Ukashi Virus, it can be particularly nasty and damaging to your computer. And if you do find yourself infected with it, it’s important to get to an accredited service provider that can completely remove it from your system. Like all viruses, it’s important to act quickly.
This virus is a product of the very latest developments in ransomware, and it targets Australian Computers. The most important thing to know is that the AFP virus can permanently lock computers if the user fails to remove it in a timely fashion.
Three main aspects of the Virus to watch for:
Screen Lock Down The APF virus enters your PC and affects it in a unique way- by completely locking down your screen in a permanent freeze. The next stage of the virus is to compel the owner of the PC into an alluring quick-fix, usually a payment made to unlock the computer and avoid further complications.
The Australian Federal Police logo is used and the threat looks authentic, so no one can be blamed for panicking, but it’s important to be really aware of this particular virus and how best to deal with it while avoiding the trouble that can come with it.
Don’t pay any money online. Unfortunately, many people pay the fine and this only means you’ve added to the financial impact that the virus is making. We strongly recommend engaging a trained professional to remove it. As serious as this virus looks, it goes for impact and it certainly does do a good job of this by threatening the user.
If you think the AFP virus may have infected your computer, stop using your computer immediately. Don’t waste time or money by attempting to remove it yourself. Like any other virus, it’s just important to get rid of it without letting it eat into your valuable computer time.
We are trained to deal with the removal of viruses like AFP and in most cases we are able to return your computer to you within 48 hours of drop off. We understand that our computer is a part of every-day life and we always work with the priority of a fully functional fast return in mind.
For any concerns you have about your computer under the effects of a virus, contact us as soon as possible so we can have your PC back to you and running at full capacity without further delays.