‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ is a deceptive notification that is crafted by mischievous hackers who want to extort money from unsuspecting computer users. Through the use of the ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware message, hackers are able to mislead PC users to the point that they believe that they really do have just 72 hours to pay a fine which has been presented as a supposed result of a local law enforcement or police force detecting illegal activities on the computer. The supposed illegal actions are actually fabricated and are not justified with anything incriminating or actually illegal. The ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware is part of a malicious Trojan horse or other malware type file that may have been installed on a vulnerable system. Sometimes the ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware threat is obtained through a download, install program or from some other malicious source on the internet, sometimes even a malicious site running bad scripts.
Even though the ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware message looks rather convincing by claiming you will face imprisonment or your system will be locked up until the fine is paid, PC users must not take it for face value. ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware is similar to other ransomware threats that we have posted removal guides for in the past, such as FBI Moneypak Ransomware, FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus Ransomware, Internet Crime Complaint Center Ransomware, or ‘Your computer has been locked’ DOJ FBI Ransomware. PC users will want to remove the ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ threat and to do so they may utilize an antimalware download, which will safely detect and eliminate all instances of malicious files causing the ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware message and locking up of an infected Windows computer.
The ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ ransomware may read similar to the following:
…You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, 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, Clause 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 content (child porn, zoofilia, etc.) thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of the United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of the United States of America of May 28, 2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated…
In an effort to alleviate the problems that come with ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’, you should take action now to remove ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’. The process of removing ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ can be tricky, which is why you may use a malware solution to easily remove it from your system. New antimalware software is one key to removing ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ in addition to manual removal, which may be performed by more experienced PC users.
Automatically Detect and Remove ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine':
Can’t install or run SpyHunter using the download link above or is the malware infection blocking installation? Try our alternate download file here (http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/spyhunter-alternate-download).
If your internet browser is being blocked and you are unable to download SpyHunter, please follow these instructions:
1. Hold the WinKey (Windows Key on your keyboard) and press the R key at the same time.
2. Type in (or copy and paste) http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/download-spyhunter and press Enter. (Use the alternate download link if the other is not working for you or the malware infection is blocking download/installation. http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/spyhunter-alternate-download)
3. The SpyHunter download will begin.
4. You must find the downloaded file SpyHunter-Installer.exe and open/run it (double-click) to start the installation of SpyHunter.
Note: ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ may block installation of antimalware or antivirus software. You may need to boot your PC into Safe Mode with Networking to install an antimalware program.
Steps to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
- Bookmark or Favorite this Post/Web Page.
- Restart your PC
- Press the F8 key (before Windows starts to load – during the boot sequence text screens) a few times until it registers.
- Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
- Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download an antimalware application.
DIY ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ removal resources
*If you are an experienced computer user, you may locate and delete the ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ files and registry entries below. The manual removal process for ‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ is best performed while in Safe Mode.
‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ Files
‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ Registry Entries
- [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon] Shell = “%AppData%\[random]”