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How to Remove Arma dei Carabinieri Virus? ( Ransomware Removal Guide)

 

One of the newest scams around at the moment and something we all need to be aware of is Arma dei Carabinieri virus which can not only have a financial impact upon you but can have a devastating effect on your PC.

This article is aimed at analyzing the virus and come up with an effective removal method. Read more.

 

Lock Screen and Arma dei Carabinieri Virus

 

—–Lock Screen

 

The notification “ATTENZIONE! Il Suo computer personale è stato bloccato per motivi di sicurezza per le seguenti ragioni” has blocked your desktop? You are alerted by it that your online activities have violated the related law and must pay a penalty of 100 Euro to settle your violations and unlock your PC. With the name of authorities “Arma dei Carabinieri” and “Centro nazionale anticrimine informatico per la protezione delle infrastrutture critiche” as well as “Polizia delle comunicazioni”, it looks like that authentic. But the truth is that it is totally a scam created by cyber criminals and realized by Arma dei Carabinieri virus.

Screenshot s of Arma dei Carabinieri fake notification

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—–About Arma dei Carabinieri Virus

 

Arma dei Carabinieri virus, originates from the ransomware Urausy family including ransomare Ministry of Public Safety Canada Virus , Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection CCIP Virus, has been attacking users from Italy recently. Disguising as the legal departments “Arma dei Carabinieri” and “Centro nazionale anticrimine informatico per la protezione delle infrastrutture critiche” as well as “Polizia delle comunicazioni”, it makes a fake notification claiming that you are suspected of breaking the law of cyberspace (the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content, etc. ) and demands you a non-existing fine of 100 Euro paid via PaySafeCard or Ukash voucher. Meanwhile you are limited to pay the fine with 48 hours. Once the payment over time, you will be sued and your PC will remain be unlocked.

In fact, authorities over the world including “Arma dei Carabinieri” and “Centro nazionale anticrimine informatico per la protezione delle infrastrutture critiche” will never ask a penalty by the way of locking users’ screen to stop them from getting into their OS. By using the words of fraud and intimidation, Arma dei Carabinieri does trick many of unsuspicious victims to pay the money to the cyber criminals. Don’t believe any of its alerts and fake messages, just remove this ransomware immediately.

Bogus messages presented by Aram dei Carabinieri virus

Arma dei Carabinieri
Polizia delle comunicazioni
Centro nazionale anticrimine informatico
per la protezione delle infrastrutture critiche

ATTENZIONE! Il Suo computer personale è stato bloccato per motivi di sicurezza per le seguenti ragioni.

Lei è accusato di visualizzazione / memorizzazione e / o distribuzione di materiale pornografico di contenuto proibito (pornografia infantile / bestialità / stupro. ecc.) Lei ha violato la Dichiarazione Universale sulla lotta contro la diffusione di materiale pedopornografico e accusato di un reato ai sensi dell’articolo 161 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana.
L’articolo 161 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana prevede come pena la privazione della libertà da 5 a Il anni.
Inoltre. Lei è sospettato di aver violato la “Legge sul diritto d’autore e diritti connessi” (scaricamento della musica pirata, video, software senza licenza), e l’uso e/o la distribuzione di contenuti protetti dai diritto d’autore. In questo modo Lei è sospettato di aver violato l’articolo 148 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana.
L’articolo 148 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana prevede come pena una multa di 150-550 unità di base oppure la privazione della libertà da 3 a 7 anni.
Dal Suo computer personale è stato commesso un accesso non autorizzato all’informazione chiusa all’accesso pubblico ed all’informazione d’importanza statale nella rete Internet.
Lei poteva organizzare l’accesso non autorizzato deliberatamente per motivi di lucro, oppure l’accesso non autorizzato poteva avvenire senza la Suo conoscenza o il Suo consenso, siccome il Suo computer personale potrebbe essere infettato da software maligno. Cosi, Lei è sospettato, finchè rinvestigazione sarà condotta, di indagare in violazione involontaria dell’articolo 215 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana (“La legge sull’uso sconsiderato e negligente di computer/PC”).
L articolo 215 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana prevede come pena una multa di €100.000 e/o la privazione della libertà da Sa Danni.
Anche nel corso dellanalisi delle informazioni memorizzate sul Suo computer personale, si è constatato che dal Suo PC in maniera regolare avvengono i mailing di spam di massa, i quali Lei ha volontariamente organizzato per motivi di lucro oppure i quali avvengono senza la Suo conoscenza o il Suo consenso, siccome il Suo computer personale potrebbe essere infettato da software maligno. Questi mailing distribuiscono software dannoso o materiali pornografici vietati. Cosi, Lei è sospettato, finchè rinvestigazione sarà condotta, di indagare in violazione involontaria dell’articolo 301 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana (“La legge sul combattimento dello spam e la diffusione di software dannoso (virus).
L’articolo 301 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana prevede come pena una multa di €250.000 e la privazione della libertà fino a 5 anni.
Si prega di notare che i Suoi dati personali e la Sua locazione sono identificati e contro di Lei può essere iniziato un procedimento legale entro 96 ore della violazione ai sensi degli articoli del codice penale come descritto sopra. I materiali del procedimento penale saranno trasferiti alla corte.
Tuttavia, in conformità con le modifiche al Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana dal 10 luglio 2013 e la Dichiarazione dei Diritti Umani le Sue violazioni possono essere considerate involontarie (se tali violazioni sono state commesse da Lei per la prima volta), e Lei non sarà perseguiti. Questa condizione può essere soddisfatta mediante il pagamento della Sua multa al reddito dello Stato (a sostegno di progetti per la protezione del cyberspazio della rete Internet).
La multa deve essere pagata da Lei entro 48 ore dopo la violazione. Una volta che le 48 ore sono trascorse, per ulteriori 48 ore saranno raccolte automaticamente le informazioni complete su di Lei, e Lei te sarà perseguito. La dimensione della Sua multa è 100€. La multa si puà pagare con l’aiuto dei voucher PaySafeCard oppure Ukash.
Una volta che si paga la multa e il denaro verrà accreditato sul conto dello stato, il computer sarà sbloccato entro 24 ore.
Dopo di questo, entro 7 giorni Lei è obbligato di eliminare tutte le violazioni connesse con il Suo computer personale. Nel caso che le violazioni non saranno eliminate, il Suo computer verrà bloccato di nuovo, e Lei sarà perseguito (senza la possibilità di pagamento di una multa).
Si noti che Lei deve inserire codici validi dei voucher fiscali quando si paga la multa, e non incassare i voucher introdotti dopo il pagamento. Se si inseriscono codici scorretti dei voucher fiscali o se si tenta di annullare i voucher fiscali dopo il pagamento, oltre alle violazioni sopraindicate Lei verrà accusato di frode (Articolo 377 del Codice Penale della Repubblica Italiana; questo articolo prevede la privazione della libertà da 1 a 3 anni), e Lei sarà si perseguito.

Note: the notification may vary from different location as well as update its fake notification. No matter how it changes, always remember such alerts are scams. Ignore it and do not pay the fine.

 

The main way Arma dei Carabinieri virus infects your computers

 

Through using exploit kits, Arma dei Carabinieri virus infiltrates users PC via found software security vulnerabilities. The exploit kits of Arma dei Carabinieri virus mainly intrude your PC by these several means below.

Some malicious websites and legal websites that have been compromised as well as malicious links, attachments in spam emails may contain the exploit kits of Arma dei Carabinieri virus. When you click on them, Arma dei Carabinieri Virus may be downloaded surreptitiously.

You may be convinced that certain free software which may include malware is very useful for you. After your download and install it, the malicious exploit kits of Arma dei Carabinieri virus may also be installed on your PC packaged with the free software.

Your PC may also be captured by the exploit kits of Arma dei Carabinieri virus via peer-to-peer file sharing websites which may carry some malware and virus.

 

Similar Ransomware 

 

The similar ransomware removal guides are offered below, if your PC is infected by one of the following virus, please click on it to see the specific removal steps.

Cheshire Police Authority Virus,   International Cyber Security Protection Alliance virus,   Politie Office Central Ukash Virus,   Spamhaus MoneyPak Virus,   Joint Chiefs of Staff MoneyPak Virus,   MoneyGram Virus,   FBI “Ihr Computer wurde gesperrt und alle Daten verschlüsselt wurden!” Virus,   Europol Interpol Paysafecard Virus,   FBI “Uw computer is vergrendeld en alle gegevens zijn versleuteld!” Virus,   CCIPS Moneypak Ransomware,   Decrypt Protect-MBL Block Off Virus,   United States Department of Justice MoneyPak Virus,   CashU VirusFBI Moneypak virus,FBI CyberCrime Division virusYour Computer Has Been Blocked virusICE Cyber Crime Center Moneypak virusUnited States Courts virusComputer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS virusMinistry of Public Safety Canada ransomware,Internet Police Department virusFBI Department of Defense ransomware, New Zealand E-crime Lab virus, etc.

 

Before removing Arma dei Carabinieri Virus, you can attempt to take the following operation to help you remove this ransomware easier.

 

Deny Flash(optional )

Some variants of ransomware exploit Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. The symptoms of the infection may be suspended by denying flash. Then you can navigate through the infected system. If step is not necessary for the removal, then skip to the next step.

To deny/disable flash:
Visit http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html → select the Deny radio option

Deny-Flash

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How to Remove Arma dei Carabinieri Virus

 

Case 1: If you can get into the safe mode with command prompt, remove the ransomware by restoring your system.

Case 2: If you aren’t able to restart your PC or the restore points have been removed by the virus, get rid of the virus via Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

Method for case 1: Restore your PC in safe mode with command prompt.

 

Step 1> Restore computer in safe mode with command prompt

 

1. Restart your computer.

 

2. Repeatedly press F8 upon the opening of the boot menu to enter Windows in “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”.

 

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3. Type “explorer” when the Command Prompt appears and press Enter.

 

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Note: In some cases during infections of malware and viruses you only have 2-3 seconds to do this. In other cases if it doesn’t work during the given seconds, viruses such as the FBI MoneyPak ransomware virus will not allow you to type “explorer” anymore.

 

4. Once Windows Explorer shows up browse Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe or Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe, then press Enter.

 

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5. When such a window appears, click next.

 

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6. Choose a restore point from the list, then click next.

 

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7. At last click finish to complete the restore.

 

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8. Restart your PC to normal mode.

 

Step 2> Remove malicious files from your PC through Anvi Smart Defender

 

1. Install Anvi Smart Defender

Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender
Anti-malware software from the links below:

Download link:http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 

2. Click quick or full scan

After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate malware infections and any possible unwanted program.

 

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3. Remove malicious files form your computer

Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender
will display the scan results. Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

 

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Step 3>Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer via Cloud System Booster

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries, other related potentially unwanted programs in your computer system. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and to save your disk space so that as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster system maintenance & optimizer software.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

 

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3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, invaild registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

cloud system booster_meitu_7

 

Option 2: If you can’t restart your PC, please use Anvi Rescue Disk to remove the virus.

 

Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk iso for your reference.

 

Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file

 

Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site. (Both are packaged in the file offered to download below.)

Download Now

 

Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file to download; please be patient while it downloads.

 

Step 2> Record the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive.

 

You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.

 

To record the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive:

1. Firstly find a clean computer with correct internet connection and then connect your USB driver to the clean computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before using it to record the iso image.

2. Locate your download folder and double-click on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.

USB burning

 

3. Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:

4. Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

5.Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to the USB drive when you get the following message.

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Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

 

——Alternative Option

 

You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.

Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.

CD/DVD recorder

 

1. Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.

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2. Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

 

burn compiliation

 

Step 3> Configure your infected computer to boot from the USB drive/DV/DVD

 

Restart your infected computer and configure it to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk.

Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.

For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information on how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.

boot menu instruction

 

The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key combinations:

  • • Ctrl+Esc
  • • Ctrl+Ins
  • • Ctrl+Alt
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Esc
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Enter
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Ins
  • • Ctrl+Alt+S

If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.

If you can’t enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.

 

Step> 4 Boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

After that let’s boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

1. Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk

2. please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.

Anvi Rescue disk language setting

 

Step> 5 Run the Anvi Rescue Disk to scan and repair.

 

1. Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double-click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.

Anvi Rescue Disk
Important note: make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Network Troubleshooting Tips for Ransomware Removal Using Anvi Rescue Disk

Connection established

 

2. Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.

 

Anvi Rescue disk scan

 

3. Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threats detected by Anvi Rescue Disk.

Anvi Rescue disk fix now

 

4. Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

Anvi Rescue disk repair

 

Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. Otherwise, you would be disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.

 

Step>6 Download Anvi Smart Defender
antimalware to ensure a clean computer.

 

After the repair, your computer should be clean and rescued from the evil claw of the ransomware infection. However, many professionally crafted ransomware variants have evolved to be very persistent, that is to say, harder to remove, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender
by clicking Yes button on the prompted window to fulfill the download.

 

Download ASD in Rescue Disk

 

After the download, please restart your computer to normal Windows mode and then go to the folder: C:\Users\[username]\Downloads

Find the downloaded file asdsetup.exe and double click its file to install it and then start it to perform a full scan on your computer system, in order to ensure the computer is clean from any associated infections or leftovers.

After the scan, remove any detected infections and then you can have a clean computer now.

If you are still feel difficult to use Anvi Resue Disk, please read How to Remove Ransomware Using Anvi Rescue Disk

Good luck and be safe online. If any question, feel free to contact us for timely help by sending us your email below.