Meister Penalty Document, also with the name of Master Penalty Document, is a brand new ransomware program that appears recently to lock compromised computer. It takes the same tactics as FBI Moneypak ransomware to scam PC users. Once settled on the compromised computer, it begins to start the malicious program and write to Windows registry. In the following, it locks down the system and then displays a message that the computer was locked due to law violations and then asking to pay a fine of 100 Euro.
Important Notice: The message from the claimed official organization is not true. When you get such kind of message on your computer, it indicates that your computer is getting infected with ransomware virus. Please do not pay any money with the hope to unlock your computer. The only method to recover your operating system is to remove the ransomware virus.
Damage or Symptoms of Meister Penalty Document ransomware:
You are not allowed to access the computer’s desktop for the screen was locked up by the ransomware virus.
You are unable to access the Internet.
Safe mode may also be disabled by the Meister Penalty Document ransomware virus.
System Restore may be deleted by the virus that you are unable to recover your computer via System Restore point.
How does Meister Penalty Document ransomware spread?
Master Penalty Document is mainly spread by Trojan virus that come from the websites or domain hacked by cyber criminals. It also spread via infected download URL, hacked free program and many other ways.
To avoid possible Trojan virus infection, please take cautions when you get any attachments or link that come through in your email or popular social network sites; be carefully with the software you install on your computer. Install only that which you need, or is from a trusted source. Avoid software that is bundled with other pieces of software and download your programs from well-known sites. The bundled free software is always too good to have on your computer.
How to use System Restore to recover your computer?
Step1, Unplug your Internet Cable and boot your computer into safe mode or normal mode. Please note that you should log in as administrator. By disconnecting your operating system from Internet, Meister Penalty Document Ransomware Virus will be disabled to run on your computer.
Step2, Access windows Start menu and click All Programs
Step3, Click and open Accessories, click System Tools, and then click System Restore.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Step4, Restore your computer to a date and time before infection.
Step5, Restart your computer and connect your Internet to download Anvi Smart Defender. I still highly recommend you run a full scan on your computer to completely remove the leftover of the virus.
Alternative Removal Option by using Anvi Rescue Disk
If your computer is severely infected and you are disabled to boot into safe mode, you are highly encouraged to follow the below instruction to recover your computer by using Anvi Rescue Disk.
Please note that Rescue.iso is a large file download; please be patient while it downloads.
2. Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD, and the tutorial is included in the download file.
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.
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.
Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.
3. Start your infected 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 theBIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.
4. After you enter Anvisoft Rescue Disk menu, please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.
5. Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.
6. 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.
7. Clicking “Fix Now” to remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.
8. Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.
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.
Now your computer should be clean and unlocked from the virus infection, please restart your computer and boot into normal mode. If any questions, please feel free to let us know for further information by posting your problem in our official forum or sending us email.