What Is The Child Pornography Virus (Child Porn Ransomware)?
The Child Porn virus is a term used to describe a form of malware categorized as ransomware that utilizes Trojan horses to infect a computer system in order to restrict access to the operating system, display a full-screen page or window that states the computer was used in illegal online activity involving the collection and/or distribution of child pornography, and demand a fine be paid in order to gain access to the computer system again via credit card and credit services and vouchers such as Moneypak, Paysafecard, Ukash, and Ultimategame cards.
Please note, paying the fine or penalty associated with the child porn virus and ransomware in general will not remove the infection and may initiate further complications, including the installment of additional spyware, rootkits, Trojans, and worms used to collect sensitive information and deteriorate computer functionality.
If the child pornography virus has locked your computer, and blocked your operating system from being accessed please use the free instructions and options in this article to remove the child porn ransomware virus and third party malware.
Different Variants And Versions Of The Child Pornography Virus
There are many different versions of the “Child Porn Virus” distributed by a variety of unethical collective groups based off the geographical location of the infected computer (via IP address) and origin of contraction. The different versions of the child porn virus claim to be controlled by different organizations, such as the FBI, E- Crime Unit, and even mega hacker-group Anonymous in order to either seem legitimate or frighten the computer user into paying a the fine to unlock the computer.
There is also a very graphic version of the child pornography virus that downloads and/or displays actual child pornography on the infected computer as opposed to or alongside disguising itself as a legitimate organization. This graphic version of the child porn virus may or may not ask for a penalty fine.
Common Child Pornography Virus Screenshots (Related Ransomware)
Please note, though there are many variants of ransomware that can be concluded as the “Child Porn virus” but removal of each variant (version) of the virus is essentially identical.
How Can The Child Pornography Virus Be Contracted?
The child porn virus and similar ransomware can infect computer systems using several unethical tactics. Ransomware is often stored in malicious payloads that install to a computer system via ransom lock Trojans that are located in files and on websites that voluntarily and involuntarily contain or host the particular parasite (drive-by download websites, social media, freeware, shareware, torrents).
Many victims of the Child Porn virus fall victim to phishing schemes such as spam email and fraudulent phone calls claiming to be from a legitimate source asking for information concerning remote access to the computer.
Another popular way ransomware is being distributed these days is through hijacked social media accounts. Social media accounts such as Facebook can often be hijacked by cyber criminals in order to distribute malware to a mass audience by publishing fraudulent posts on the hijacked account containing a malicious link. These posts often contain content and/or images that sound or look “too good to be true”, such as “get the new Facebook dislike button”, or contain sexual content in order to gain attention and persuade unsuspecting users to click the links.
How To Remove The Child Pornography Virus
1. Child Porn Virus Removal Software And Tools
The safest way to remove the Child Porn virus and related ransomware is to use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software capable of removing difficult parasites. The most recommended software to remove ransomware is Malwarebytes.
2. Update Malwarebytes and run a Full System Scan by filling in the the Perform full scan radio option and clicking the Scan button.
To view other reputable software capable of removing ransomware and similar malware please visit: http://botcrawl.com/antivirus-and-anti-malware-software/
2. System Restore
A System Restore is an easy solution to restore an infected computer to a date and time before issues. Window’s automatically creates new restore points each week and after updates and new software installs.
Child Porn Virus Removal Tips (Troubleshoot)
There are a few steps that may help bypass the ransomware infection or cause it to improperly perform as it was intended to.
- Log In As A Different User - Login to Windows as a different user with administrative rights and perform a scan with reputable software or delete the infected account.
- Deny Flash - Some ransomware, such as the FBI virus use flash and can be suspended by denying flash using Macromedia’s real-time options. To learn more please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html
Internet Connectivity Issues
Safe Mode With Networking can be used to access the Internet for updates, drivers, removal software, or other files if internet and network connectivity is compromised.