Stop Online Piracy MoneyPak Virus

Stop Online Piracy MoneyPak virus has locked my computer. I can’t find any other way to make use of it. Programs and Internet are not accessible; I am posting this through my tablet. The virus is called Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System.

It first appeared when I click a link from facebook. I never thought that it was a harmful link. A trusted friend sent it to me. Right after I click on the link, my computer goes crazy for a while, shows some errors and closes all programs. Then, it returns to normal. After that, my antivirus pop-ups and detects a Trojan Ransom or something.

Now, my antivirus is disabled. Stop Online Piracy MoneyPak Virus blocks my access to the computer. Safe mode is not working either. I guess the only way to defeat this virus is to start the PC with other boot device and scan. How can I do that? Please help me.

Dionne

1 Response

  1. carlitos says:

    As far as I can recall, this “Stop Online Piracy” virus is a ransom malware. There is actually hundreds of this disguises to be from legitimate agencies. The most known are Police ransomware.

    To manually stop “Stop Online Piracy,” try to reboot the computer in safemode. If you can, access the folder C:\Users\[user name]\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\, delete the file called ctfmon.lnk. It is a shortcut file that is calling the malware on each Windows start-up.

    Next, access the folder C:\Users\[user name]\AppData\Local\Temp\ and delete a file rool0_pk.exe or any similar items in the same format.

    After removing the files, please reboot computer normally and see if you can download malwarebytes anti-malware. Use this program to remove remnants of “Stop Online Piracy” MoneyPak virus.

    Carlitos