United States Courts
All activities of this computer has been recorded. All your files are encrypted. Don't try to unlock your computer!
THIS COMPUTER (Windows XP (32-bit)) HAS BEEN LOCKED FOR VIOLATING THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Your Internet Service Provider in cooperation with the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) monitors and takes actions against illegal and offensive content on the Internet. It acts against private usage of websites, newsgroups and online groups that:
- contain images of child abuse, originating anywhere in the world.
- contain adult material that potentially breaches the Obscene Publications Act in the US.
- storing of distribution of the multimedia files with copyrights violation.
You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents (files were found in C:\Users\<login name>\DOCUMENTS), thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 1, Section 8, Cause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic contents: (Child Pornography and etc were found in C:\Users\<login name>\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Temporary Internet Files\). This violating article 202 of the Criminal Codes of the United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.
Illegally downloaded material (MP3's, Movies or Software) has been located on your computer.
By downloading or uploading, those files have been reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offense under 17 U.S.C.A. SS506(a) and 18 USCA SS2319 (2)(A)(B).
(a) Whoever violates section 506(a) (relating to criminal offenses) of title 17 shall be punished as provided in subsection (b) of this section and such penalties shall be in addition to any other provisions of the title 17 or any other law. (b) Any person who commits an offense under subsection (a) of this section–
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Without a doubt, this is a computer infection and not a legitimate message from the United States Courts System. Therefore, ignore anything it displays and instead use the removal guide below to remove this ransomware from your computer.
If you are still having problems with your computer after completing these instructions, then please follow the steps outlined in the topic linked below: