GEMA Virus Removal Guide

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Computer users in Germany should be aware of a ransomware infection which goes by the name of GEMA. The virus must be removed at once, because it locks the computer’s system down and displays a message whose content should be disregarded. Moreover, the message explains why the situation is so and what should be done to change it.

The unsuspecting computer user is informed that the PC is locked because GEMA, an institution that protects composers’ and music artists’ rights, has found out that on the computer in question copyrighted material is stored. An extract from the message is given:

Auf Ihrem Computer wurden illegal heruntergeladene musikstücke ("raubkopien") gefunden.

The false accusations should be ignored as well as the statement saying that GEMA can identify the user by the IP address:

Eine eindeutige identifizierung Ihrer Person ist mithilfe Ihrer IP-Adresse und des Hostnames problemlos möglich.

Do not worry about the message and accusations, because no sanctions will be imposed on you. The the message is created by hackers that expect you to pay 50 euros through Paysafecard to unlock the computer; however, it is enough to remove GEMA virus to restore original settings.

Zahlbar durch unseren Payment-Partner Paysafecard. Nach erfolgreicher Bezahlung wird Ihr Computer automatisch entsperrt.

Paysafecard is not a partner of the criminals; if you have ever come across this paying system, you should know that money transfers are made only on websites but not in the form of a message. Moreover, GEMA doe not have anything in common with the message as well. Creators of ransomware infections steal the credential of an organization and present them as though the message was by the organization. Consequently, do not hesitate and remove GEMA Virus immediately so that you will be able to use the computer.

Our recommendation on the removal of the virus is to use SpyHunter, because the program is a professional tool that is able to deal with infection of this kind. All that you need to get the program is follow the instructions provided:

  1. Restart the computer and press F8.
  2. Wait for the Advanced Boot Options to appear.
  3. Select Safe Mode with Networking using arrow keys on the keyboard.
  4. Download SpyHunter from: http://www.411-spyware.com/download-sph and run it.

Windows XP:

  1. Repeat steps 1-3.
  2. Go to the Start menu.
  3. Click on RUN.
  4. Type “msconfig” in box given and press OK.
  5. Uncheck all startup entries under the Start up tab.
  6. Download the Spyhunter removal tool.
  7. Restart the PC normally, install the program and run scan.
Download Remover for GEMA Virus *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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