IPA Virus Removal Process (remove IPAVirus)

September 21, 2012

IPA Virus is a ransomware message that is loaded on a PC through a Trojan horse threat. IPA Virus is known to be related to Ukash Virus and other ransomware. IPA Virus is able to load a bogus message across an infected PC’s screen claiming to be from the IPA or International Police Association and they have detected illegal actions and a fine must be paid up. The fine asked for IPA Virus is not a legitimate testament to any so-called detected online actions. Instead, IPA Virus is nothing more than a ransom to get PC users to pay up large amounts of money to supposedly unlock their computer. IPA Virus may lock up a system until it is removed. Removal of IPA Virus may be performed utilizing an updated antimalware application.

Are you getting popups from IPA Virus? Have you identified that you have IPA Virus installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove IPA Virus completely from your computer?

Why should you remove IPA Virus?

If IPA Virus resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that IPA Virus may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking IPA Virus removal process.

How can you manually remove IPA Virus

Manual removal of IPA Virus may not be for everyone. Each manual IPA Virus removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic IPA Virus removal process.

IPA Virus can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate IPA Virus in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find IPA Virus, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing IPA Virus. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process


  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with IPA Virus from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with IPA Virus, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"


  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with IPA Virus by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\IPA Virus folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed IPA Virus completely from your computer. If you find that IPA Virus is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic IPA Virus removal process.

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