Game Card Ransomware blocks you from accessing your desktop? The virus has attacked many PC users, making them really scared and nervous. However, victims should never hand over your money as the warning requires. It will only make you lose everything as it is a scam in reality. Take action to remove it as soon as possible.
Game Card virus, as known as Celas Virus is related to malicious Ransomware that infiltrates your computer without your permission or knowledge with the use of security exploits. Just like other threats such as FBI Moneypak Virus/Ransomware and Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus, this virus also is used to scare innocent users by locking the target computers and showing false positives to mislead users into paying a fine so as to rip off their money.
Basically, the virus will infect the computer through illegal websites, spam emails or free programs that contains malicious codes. Once a user accepts this Ransomware and allows it to enter the system, it will cause all types of havoc in the system. The malware will lock the desktop and display a message that purports to be from Celas. It says illegally downloaded music tracks [in other words, “pirated copies” have been detected at your PC and then you need to pay $100 to unblock your computer. Also it claims the payment should be delivered through Game Card which can be bought from Walmart, Blockbuster or Best Buy. Although everything seems to be legitimate, it is a scam in reality. Even if you have paid, computer will still be locked and users still can’t access the computer and do any operation. This threat compromises your system and may introduce other viruses such as Trojans, Worms to the computer which may lead to system crash or blue screen of death. The malware uses a potent combination of misleading attacks against your PC to encourage users to spend money to get a code to input so as to unlock the computer. Obviously, the code will be invalid since Game Card is nothing but a scam. User must be upset when getting this malware installed because so far no antivirus programs have the ability to remove it. Thus, it is kindly suggested computer users to get rid of this pesky Ransomware manually as soon as possible
It will detect your IP and your host name to mislead you into thinking your computer is at risk.
It will pretend as a legit warning and ask for a ransom.
It will take over your computer rapidly when Windows is launched.
It can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness.
It can’t be simply uninstalled or removed in control panel.
It can escape from all the legitimate antivirus programs.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop the Ransomware 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 this dangerous virus and wipe them out:
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
Game Card virus is categorized as a Ransomware which represents a huge risk for the computers. Once it is inside, it will carry various changes in order to start its attack when user log-on to Windows. It may come to your system through the following ways:
Open the unknown email and click the strange link attached in it or download the attachment contains a virus
Open the unknown website and click the malicious link on it
Download free applications and movies from the Internet
There are still many other reasons can make this virus access in the computer. Users should have a clear mind that it is a scam designed to steal money. Nothing is real from this warning. Therefore, computer users should eliminate this ransomware without a doubt to avoid further damage.
Published by & last updated on August 24, 2012 12:47 am