Has your computer been blocked out by Windows Anytime Upgrade Ukash Virus lately? Does it show up again after a reboot when you uninstalled it from Control Pane? Is there any better way to completely get rid of it from the computer? What can it do to your computer if you cannot delete it in time? Go on reading for more information.
Windows Anytime Upgrade is categorized as a ransomware that aims at innocent PC users worldwide but particularly from Europe. It certainly has nothing to do with the real Windows Anytime. This software is created by hackers to collect as much money as possible as it gives its victims the option to pay via Ukash like what PCeU ukash virus does. But if you do believe it’s legit and then make the payment, you will not only lose certain amount of money, but also give away your credit card information to remote hackers. Thus, when your computer has been blocked by this Ukash virus, do not panic and try to do some online researches via other available devices.
It is believed that this Windows Anytime Upgrade ukash virus can be spread quickly via the Internet. It takes a simple click on a hacked site to lead you to this infection. Even though you have installed more than one antivirus software on your computer to protect you from all kinds of threats, your online behaviors still count a lot. That is to say, to avoid from those unauthorized websites, unknown programs and search engines and spam emails. But what will you get when being locked out by this ransomware? It states that the reason for locking your computer is due to the license issue. To be more specific, license of certain software installed on your computer has expired. “According to copyright law each software product installed on a home/office PC shall be licensed. Using unlicensed software is prosecuted by law. It is liable to the fine in amount of $1000 or up to 12 weeks’ corrective labour. You shall immediately purchase a license for Microsoft Windows Home Premium (10.1.2). In case you fail to do it within the next 24 hours, your computer will be blocked and your personal data will be transferred to court.” Then Windows Anytime Upgrade ukash virus requests you to pay via Ukash/Paysafecard. Being afraid of any legal issues you may be troubled with, you might want to go ahead and pay the penalty. But as mentioned above, it’s totally worthless if you make the payment. Besides, you may bring yourself more problems as well.
Other than blocking your computer and asking fines from you to unlock, Windows Anytime Upgrade ukash virus can also:
1. It can collect your personal information and bring them to remote hosts so that they can make illegal benefits;
2. It can also create security flaws through backdoor in order to bring more viruses, malware and ransomware without your permission;
3. It may disable certain functions of computer;
4. It may also scatter lots of useless trashes and infected files making the computer stuck often till it’s completely stuck.
In case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages during your manual removal, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard. Use the arrow keys to highlight “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to open Windows Task Manager and then end related process [Windows Anytime Upgrade];
3. Open Control Panel from Start menu and go to Folder Options;
4. Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;
5. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and type regedit to open Registry Editor;
6. Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries as below:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe(Microsoft Anytime Upgrade)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[Windows Anytime Upgrade].exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[rnd].exe”
7. Restart the computer to normal mode now and check.
To conclude: It may be confusing when you get infected by this Windows Anytime Upgrade ukash virus since you have always behaved online. You do not visit any porn websites or download videos. But as a matter of fact, some hacked sites and videos do not show their evilness from the appearances. Other than that, downloading malicious programs or opening spam emails from unknown contacts could also lead you to this infection. If you are still searching online hoping to find a better program to delete this ransomware, you are on a wrong track now. Due to the fact that this fake program is created by hackers trying to deceive money from innocent PC users, it is well designed in order to escape from most antivirus programs and then sneak into your computer to do all the above. That is why a manual removal process is the better way to deal with this Ukash virus. But if you are afraid of getting legal troubles, according to this fake warning, and go ahead with paying the fines, what will happen? Will your computer be unlocked? But even if your computer has been unlocked, your bank account information that you put into the Ukash form will be exposed. Sooner or later, if you do not take any actions about this virus, you will be suffering from great loss.
Note: If you still cannot successfully get rid of this Windows Anytime Upgrade ukash virus by following the above steps, you are welcome to contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for further information.
Published by Matt Johnston & last updated on May 28, 2013 11:15 am