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SABAM Virus Removal Guide

Tuesday, September 10th 2013 under Security by

SABAM virus is a ransomware infection reported to compromise numerous computers without any notification or reason. Although the attacker claims to have blocked the PC because of the illegal online actions of its user, the truth is that this is a really harmful computer infection which wants to steal personal information and money from its victims.

How is SABAM virus transferred?

In order to penetrate into a targeted machine, SABAM virus finds vulnerabilities in the system and uses a Trojan horse to sneak without being detected by security applications. In case that there are outdated versions of programs on your PC, the attacker can use their vulnerabilities to get inside your computer.

The infection is often promoted on compromised web pages created by hackers to spread computer infections. It can be transferred together with malicious software or compromised spam email attachments. The virus sneaks into PCs and hides deep into the system. Then, it takes full control over the compromised machine and does not allow the user of the PC to open any files or start his programs.

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What does SABAM virus do?

SABAM virus displays a scary warning on top of the desktop of the infected computer. In the message the user is said to have downloaded pirated materials and this is why the machine is now locked. The user is told that his PC may be confiscated unless he pays a fine of €50. Also, the user is told that his IP address is known to the people who have set the notification.

The false message pretends to be sent from the Belgian Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers (in Belgium) or the Performing Right Society (in the UK), and it will be used to stop the illegal actions of the user. This is the content of the message, which is displayed:

Illegally downloaded music pieces (pirated) have been located on your computer.
[…] may also lead to the confiscation of the computer, with which the files were downloaded.
You can be clearly identified by resolving your IP address and the associated hostname.

Of course, this is not a legitimate warning and in case that you see this message on your desktop, you have to ignore it. Remember that this attacker wants your money but you can unlock your system without paying this fine. Moreover, in case that you pay to this virus, your money will be stolen by hackers and your personal and financial details will be used to make a fortune. This is why you have to protect your information and keep cyber criminals away from it.

How to remove SABAM virus?

To delete SABAM virus completely, use an automatic malware detection program like SpyHunter. It will scan your whole system and remove the infection completely. At the same time, any other computer infections will be also found and deleted from your system.

Do not try to remove the virus manually because this may pose a serious risk to your whole system and your information stored on the PC. An unsuccessful removal process may end up with a fatal system crash. This is why it is recommended that you delete the virus automatically.

Choose an appropriate guide for your operating system. Use its steps to remove SABAM virus effectively:

For Windows 8

  1. To open the Start screen, press the Windows key.
  2. Go to Internet Explorer.
  3. In your browser, open the link http://www.americanpendulum.com/download.php.
  4. Download SpyHunter to your computer.
  5. Install the tool and check your PC with it to detect and remove the virus completely.

For Windows XP

  1. Restart your PC.
  2. Press the F8 key repeatedly to go to Windows Advanced Options.
  3. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” using the arrows and press Enter.
  4. In the dialog box, press Yes.
  5. Go to the Start menu and start “Run”.
  6. In the box, type “msconfig” and press OK to confirm.
  7. Go to the Start tab and choose Disable All and click Apply to apply the changes.
  8. Download the automatic malware detection tool SpyHunter.
  9. Restart your PC.
  10. Install SpyHunter on your computer.

For Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Reboot the PC.
  2. Press the F8 key to see BIOS startup screen.
  3. Choose Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Open http://www.americanpendulum.com/download.php in your browser and then download SpyHunter.
  5. Install the program and check your PC for viruses.

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*SpyHunter's free scanner is only for malware detection. If it detects malicious software on your computer, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the detected threats.

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