You will know that you need to delete SOPA Piracy Charges Virus from your computer when a disturbing notification with the Department of Justice emblem will be presented on your PC’s screen and you will not be able to remove it. As a matter of fact, you will not be able to do anything else but stare at this ridiculous warning, because your access to the desktop will be blocked. The virus is managed through vicious files, which are capable of tampering with the Registry, changing some of its values and downloading other malicious programs, which could be active even whilst you system is locked down.
SOPA Piracy Charges Virus derives from the Moneypak virus family and it has the same purpose as the infamous FBI Moneypak. The malicious ransomware infection will cause the disturbances in order to gather your attention and focus it on the ransom message, which will be displayed as a legal contact allegedly supported by the U.S. Department of Justice. See the bogus warning below:
Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System
If you see a warning.ext or warning screen, it means your IP address was included in S.O.P.A. Black List.
One or more of the following items were made from your PC:
1. Downloading or distributing audio or video files protected by Copyright Law.
2. Downloading or distributing illegal content (child porn, phishing software, etc.)
3. Downloading or distributing Software protected by Copyright Law.
There is no doubt that all of these accusations are completely bogus, especially if you take a good look at the grammar of the sentences within it. If the warning was sent to you by the authentic law enforcement agency (it would not be done in this way), there would be no mistakes. Despite this, the schemers will continue with their deception and you will be ordered to pay 200 Euros or Dollars for the supposedly performed acts of crime:
As a result of these infringements based on Stop Online Piracy Act (H.R. 3261) you PC and files are now blocked. You can remove you IP from black list and unlock PC and files by paying a fine of 200 (USA and Canada) / 200EUR (via Western Union to other Countries)
Whatever you do, make no payments and do not contact the provided email address (UNLOCK@SOPASYSTEM.COM), which supposedly could answer your questions about the mischievous ransom demand. As a matter of fact, the only thing you should do right away is delete SOPA Piracy Charges Virus. Manual infection’s removal will not be easy to even experienced Windows users, which is why you should not even think about continuing manually if you have no previous experience.
Regardless, you should not panic about your skills and, in case you do not want to continue manually, you can download and install automatic removal tools. To achieve this, all you need to do is reboot into Safe Mode with Networking and download/run automatic removal tools there. After this your computer will be clean and ready to use. If your computer’s operating system is Windows XP, the road to success is longer. You will firstly need to reboot into Safe Mode with Networking, do to System Configuration Utility, disable Startup programs, download automatic removal tools, then restart into normal Windows mode and install the software to have SOPA Piracy Charges Virus deleted.