The bakavers.in virus is a term used to identify a browser lock infection that can affect Windows and Mac Operating Systems and is categorized as ransomware. This website locks internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and won’t allow internet users to leave the page. The website bakavers.in is used by cyber criminals that masquerade as the National Security Agency and Central Security Service in order to scam victims into paying an unnecessary fine of 300 USD/EU (sum) by use of MoneyPak cards that can be purchased at stores such as Walgreens, 711, RiteAid, Walmart, and CVS.
When an internet user attempts to leave the page or points their pointer off of the webpage content, a Confirm Navigation pop-up message will appear that says “YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED UP FOR SAFETY REASONS. ALL PC DATA WILL BE DETAINED. YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.” This is orchestrated in order to scare victims into paying the unnecessary fine. DO NOT PAY THE FINE! This is not technically a computer virus or malware, this is simply a browser lock brought upon by the webpage.
A common webpage an affected browser may redirect to is
bakavers.in/?p=2a21c80a189205dca947fe0403efddf4. The bakavers.in webpage may claim that “All actives of this computer has been recorded. Don’t try to unlock your browser!” and will pretend to take a snapshot using the computer’s webcam. On this page will also be the internet user’s IP address, Country, and City.
A common message displayed by the bakavers.in virus is detailed below:
THIS BROWSER HAS BEEN LOCKED FOR VIOLATING THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Your Intenret Service Provider in cooperating with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) and National Security Agency (NSA) monitoes and takes actions against illegal and oofensive content on the Internet. It acts against private usage of websites, newsgroups and online groups that: - contain images of child abuse, originating anywhere int he world. - contain adult material that potentially breaches the Obsecene Publications Act in the US. - storing or distribution of the multimedia files with copyright violations. You have subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyright contents (files were found in C:/USERS/ALL USERS/DOCUMENTS\...), this infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, (botcrawl.com) also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of the United States of America.
As you can see, this message is only meant to scare victims into paying the $300 fine. In reality, the user is not in trouble with the law, nothing has been recorded, and this webpage can easily be ignored.
How does the bakavers.in virus get onto a computer?
This infection is not technically a computer virus. Users may redirect to bakavers.in for a variety of reasons. Most users are directed to the fraudulent website when visiting media related websites and pornography websites.
This infection may be contracted by clicking advertisements, downloading torrents, or by opening email spam.
How to remove bakavers.in virus
Instructions to unlocked your internet browser is detailed below.
To remove the bakavers.in virus from Google Chrome you must force close the Internet Browser. Instructions for Mac and Windows are detailed below.
On Mac OS X you must Force Quit Google Chrome by using the Menu. Google Chrome cannot be closed by using the browser shortcut.
1. Click the Apple icon on the top left of the Menu Bar and select Force Quit….
2. Select Google Chrome in the list of Applications and click the Force Quit button. A new window will appear that says “Do you want to force Google Chrome to quit? You will lose any unsaved changes” click the Force Quit button. Google Chrome is now free of this redirect virus.
1. Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys or open Windows Task Manager by clicking the bottom left of the Windows Taskbar.
2. Select Google Chrome in the list and click the End Process button. Google Chrome is not free of this redirect virus.
To remove the bakavers.in virus from Apple Safari you must reset the Internet Browser.
1. Select Safari on the top left of the Menu Bar and click Reset Safari….
2. A new Reset Safari window will appear. Select all radio boxes on the list including Clear history, etc. and click the Reset button. This operating cannot be undone. Apple Safari on Mac OS is now free of this redirect virus.
No further steps need to be taken in order to completely remove this infection. This infection does not affect a computer’s hard drive or operating system. No Internet Browser settings have been altered during this altercation.
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