STOP Piracy Virus

What is STOP Piracy Virus?

STOP Piracy Virus is a ransomware infection that blocks you from entering your computer under the pretense that you supposedly have used piracy content on your computer. When you get infected, STOP Piracy Virus locks your computer in 3 seconds, and the only thing you see is a black notification message that asks you for money. You have to remove STOP Piracy Virus from your computer immediately if you want to access your files, but there is no need to pay the ransom fee, because the malicious application itself would never unlock your computer.

How does STOP Piracy Virus get it?

STOP Piracy Virus makes use of Trojan Reveton for its distribution. That is common to almost all ransomware infections from the Ukash virus family. They have been very prominent for the entire second half of the year, and if you frequent computer security websites, you must have read of such infections as FBI Moneypak, Metropolitan Police Virus, IRMA virus ant the rest. There are many versions of this infection, all intended for different countries. STOP Piracy Virus itself targets users in the US, but it may also be found in Europe. That is why it has two interface versions – in English and in French.

How does the STOP Piracy Virus message look like?

An extract from the English version:

STOP PIRACY
SOPA (Software Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT Intellectual Property Act) has detected that you used piracy conent on your computer.
Your system HAS BEEN LOCKED
and your data has been encrypted. To unlock your PC, decrypt data and avoid arrest you MUST pay a penalty of 100 EURO

The French version of this notification is exactly the same. It also asks for 100 EURO, and urges you to pay the ransom via PaySafeCard, Ukash, CashU and MoneyPack alternative payment systems.

What do I do with STOP Piracy Virus?

First of all, the message is absolutely fake, so you MUST NOT pay a single cent. You will only lose your money, and your computer will remain locked. Not to mention that STOP Piracy Virus does not have the power to delete important system files. It simply holds your computer hostage. You can bypass STOP Piracy Virus message if you do the following:

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Restart your computer and tap F8 repeatedly after BIOS screen loads.
  2. If Windows logo appears, restart your computer and try again.
  3. When Advanced Boot Options menu shows up, use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Networking. Hit Enter.
  4. Follow the link to download SpyHunter: http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph
  5. Install the program and run a full system scan to remove STOP Piracy Virus.

Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps above from 1 to 3.
  2. When a confirmation table appears, click Yes.
  3. Access the Internet and download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start menu and launch Run.
  5. Enter “msconfig” and click OK.
  6. Click Startup tab on the System Configuration Utility.
  7. Click Disable all and press OK. Exit the menu.
  8. Restart your computer in Normal mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and terminate the infection.

Should you have any inquiries regarding the malware and its removal, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

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Stop these STOP Piracy Virus Processes:

bzsbkotiu.exe
ctfmon.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
50E1.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
dyjdl.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
brenasa.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
Firewallservice.exe
ifgxpers.exe
p1.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
systemcpl.exe
rool0_pk.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
secproc_isv.exe
C87C.exe
Q3d38543.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
00qbipeq.exe
obvwo.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
Piranha.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
install_0_msi.exe
mplayer2.exe
svchost.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
securitywindrv.exe
wahneaqa.exe
SyncHostps.exe
NTServiceManager.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
Nbt.exe
setex.exe
WINDED6.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
msn.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
scvhost.exe
acuvzomo.exe
comeo.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
xmlfilter.exe
msshell.exe
sqlncli.exe
iner.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
crack.exe
najeoxtt.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
MusicCollector.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
DA0B.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
administration.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
uenovfiu.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
ssntvs.exe
Updating.exe
csrsss.exe
wlsidten.exe
00b5d693.exe

Remove these STOP Piracy Virus Files:

wpbt0.dll
NTServiceManager.exe
wahneaqa.exe
2084473.dll
%AppData%
DLL321.dll
mplayer2.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
dyjdl.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
dtkmujvo.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
iner.exe
svchost.exe
yaiiwockc.dll
idiokbbrv.exe
DA0B.exe
wlsidten.exe
skype.dat
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
xmlfilter.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
hwj3ba6j.dss
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
videotwisterSA.exe
acuvzomo.exe
wlsidten.dll
ctfmon.exe
brenasa.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
uenovfiu.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\lollipop
%APPDATA%\updates
p1.exe
%WINDIR%\system32
UpdatePriv.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
questscan.dll
50E1.exe
Nbt.exe
ssntvs.exe
Firewallservice.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
obvwo.exe
ifgxpers.exe
ACEIEAddOn.dll
ex3b.dll
bzsbkotiu.exe
puozlkmyj.dll
OmaSG21e.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
msn.exe
wjthvwjb.dss
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
Other.res
pmstcdjwz.exe
csrsss.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
secproc_isv.exe
Piranha.exe
%UserProfile%
systemcpl.exe
flashplayer.dll
n.
96dddda4.dll
UpgradeHelper.exe
sqlncli.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
najeoxtt.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
crack.exe
Q3d38543.exe
rool0_pk.exe
administration.exe
jucheck.dll
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
scvhost.exe
Updating.exe
00b5d693.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
MusicCollector.exe
jsdhlexdqkllnbcxgai.bfg
%CommonProgramFiles%
C87C.exe
%APPDATA%\Task Scheduler
install_0_msi.exe
%APPDATA%\system
%SystemDrive%\????????????
WINDED6.exe
securitywindrv.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
opera.dll
dqnbdq7.dss
%WINDIR%\Temp
xlqbteeb.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
msshell.exe
00qbipeq.exe
comeo.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
SyncHostps.exe
%TEMP%
setex.exe
msqjrothu.pif
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp
MWSBAR.DLL
ieudator.dll
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
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