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How To: Manually Remove SOPA Ransomware Virus

So you got the “Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System” virus and your computer is locked? It asks you to pay 200 dollars to unlock your PC? How to get rid of the computer locked virus safely? If you are not sure how to remove it, please go through this page and follow removal steps below to remove the Ransomware entirely and safely.

Description of the SOPA Virus

Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus is defined as a horrible Ransomware that is designed by remote hackers to lock up your computer so as to trick you into paying for a fine of 200 (USA and Canada)/200 EUR (via Western Union to other Countries). This Ransomware comes from network and encounters your computer when you gain access to malicious websites, junk emails or hazardous download attachments. The Ransomware acts the same way as FBI Moneypak malware/virus, Interpol Department of Cybercrime virus and so on.

Once infected, the computer gets a lock-up screen alert when it launches. On the lock-up screen, you can see some convincing information displayed there which makes you to trust it and pay money to get it unlocked. Besides, the Ransomware announces that your computer is locked up by the local police as you’ve accessed illegal contents online such as Downloading or distributing illegal content (child porn, phishing software, etc.) and Downloading or distributing Software protected by Copyright Law and so forth. Though the alert interface looks real, it is totally scam that fools you into paying for its fine and collects your precious information remotely without your consent. Don’t trust the Ransomware or pay for the fine. On the contrary, take actions to remove the dangerous Ransomware from your computer completely and promptly.

Dangers of Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System virus

    The Ransomware is designed to lock your computer asking that you need to pay for a fine to unlock your computer. In fact, it is just a big scam.

    It locks your computer, claiming that you’ve violated the law of local office by visiting illegal information online.

    The Ransomware is related to cause system crash and computer freezing issue. It allows remote access to your computer for your vital information.

Which is the most effective way to remove Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System virus completely?

This harmful Ransomware is a great threat to users’ computers – it can corrupts the affected computer terribly and locks it up to cheat your money by design. Many computer victims are worried at being arrested as the lock-up screenshot of the virus shows reasons why you are encountered by such a lock-up alert and steps to get the corrupted computer unlocked by paying for the fine. Don’t trust such virus alert. At the same time, the virus also blocks your programs to stop them from performing any functions smoothly. In such a situation, manual removal is considered to be the most effective way to deal with the Ransomware entirely. If you are not sure how to perform the manual steps on this page, please contact your local PC expert to have this removal done.

Steps to Remove the SOPA Virus Manually

1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.

Start Computer in Safe Mode with Networking

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System virus processes in the Windows Task Manager.

3. Delete associated files from your PC completely as follows:


4. Search for all related registry entries infected by Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System virus and wipe them out (please be noted that the following entries are randomly generated):

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\\random thing
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar\\random thing

5. Reboot the computer once the above steps are completed, no need to go into Safe Mode with networking.

Thats it! Your Computer is now clean.

Alternatively, you can watch the video of how to remove SOPA Ransomware Virus from your computer

Feel free to share below any other tricks you may have used to remove this virus.


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