Please help!!! I have a problem. This morning when I wanted to start my PC, instead of showing my normal desktop, I saw a text saying ‘ You Steal Music I Lock Your PC ‘. Is it a virus/scam? It’s very weird and hard to believe but i can’t do anything. Even I pressed every key and restarted the pc, I got same result. I have Kaspersky as antivirus and windows firewall is always on. I am using Windows 7, how do I get rid of this virus Scam? Any help will be appreciated.
You Steal Music I Lock Your PC is a new-style virus that can modify your BIOS setting and take over your computer as soon as it is installed. It is not as similar as those ordinary ransomware like, Reveton, Urausy which pretend to be from the FBI, Department of Justice or other police department, this type of malware will not demand any money or give you jail time to scare you, instead it shows you an ANSI image saying “You Steal Music I Lock Your PC ” and make it impossible to access your PC anymore.
This malware infects computer systems through security vulnerabilities and it also can be distributed through spam mails or fake torrent files. Once running, it creates a certain registry entry so that it could run every time you start your machine. When victims boot up their infected computers, they’re presented with an image of a female DJ and the message “YOU STEAL MUSIC, I LOCK YOUR PC.” You cannot close it or minimize this image. Although it doesn’t ask to pay a fine, it will only lock you out from booting you computer in the normal way and make a system physically inaccessible. Even though you disconnect the hard drive, it will also display the “lockscreen” and it seems like that this malware variant has flashed the entire BIOS of the compromised system. If you keep it longer, it can make all the personal or confidential information secretly passed over to the intended attacker who would further misuse it for stealing money from your bank account or leaking the confidential information out to other sources. Therefore, you had better remove You Steal Music I Lock Your PC virus as quickly as possible.
It will take control of your computer rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It can disable your task manager and even pop up in safe mode.
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.
Since the virus can block your antivirus programs to stop them from running even lock your PC entirely, under such circumstance, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow. If you are not 100% confident of what you will have to do, it’s suggested to get help from experts.
Please do a system backup before you start to delete BIOS malware infection manually.
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.
Random.exe (The name of the virus process may be different all the time)
(If you can’t figure out the process of the virus, you can end the process called explorer.exe first so that virus won’t come up)
3. Delete associated files from your PC completely as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
4. Search for all related registry entries infected by this dangerous virus and wipe them out:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
‘You Steal Music I Lock Your PC’ virus is a computer hoax that has been spreading rapidly throughout the world. It frustrated users because it is difficult for users to remove the virus. As soon as they try to log in Windows, users will see the virus page pops up on the spur of the moment after starting the computer. This malware threatens your security and privacy as it can collect user’s online account, password information or even system information and finally send them to a predefined remote IP address. It also changes your BIOS setting, disables many functions on your PC and even takes over control your screen, shuts down internet connection and so on. Therefore, it is no doubt for victims to remove You Steal Music I Lock Your PC Virus Scam for good.
Note: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. If you are not sure how to do, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on July 2, 2013 12:34 pm