The International Police Association (I.P.A.) is the latest discovered ransomware. It takes the official name to pretend a legitimate organization. Similar to FBI moneypak virus, it takes the same tricks to scam user into paying a “fine” to have victims’ computer unlocked.
The International Police Association (I.P.A.) virus is distributed internationally. Recently it appears in Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Finland, Netherland, Poland, Portugal and Sweden.
Once settled on your computer, International Police Association (I.P.A.) virus prevents you you from accessing the explorer and it displays you a fake warning message that your system was locked by International Police Association because of illegal content distribution. Then you will be asked to pay a certain sum of fine in order to unlock your computer system. But please keep in mind that the entire message is not true. It does not help you to get rid of the ransomware even if you pay.
If you are unluckily getting infected with International Police Association (I.P.A.) virus, you need take action to remove it immediately. Hopefully, International Police Association (I.P.A.) virus is not very sophisticated. It just judges your IP address, modifies numerous system settings, creates a full screen window, loads fake warning text and then downloads all the necessary graphics from remote server.
To remove International Police Association (I.P.A.) virus, please refer to following guides:
1. Reboot the infected computer to safe mode with networking. As the computer is booting, please press 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 networking and press Enter key.
2. Download anti-malware program Anvi Smart Defender to kill International Police Association (I.P.A.) virus by clicking following link:
Important Note: If your are unable to access internet, please restore your internet access to allow your download anti-malware program by opening your Internet Explorer, click gear icon -> Internet Options, under Connections tab, click LAN settings and then uncheck the Use a proxy server as your LAN check box.
3. Perform a full scan with Anvi Smart Defender on your computer and then delete all threats it detects.
4. Restart your computer as required.
Registry Entries of the International Police Association Malware:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings “ID” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings “net” = “2012-2-17_2″
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionSettings “UID” = “rudbxijemb”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Options_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution OptionsashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsdivx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsmostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionsplatin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File Execution Optionstapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionImage File