Gema ‘Access to your computer was denied’ Virus Description
The Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus is a Winlocker that pretends to represent a message from Gema, a legitimate organization located in Germany. The Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus is part of an epidemic of Winlockers that impersonate messages from organizations focused on protecting intellectual property law in Europe. ESG security researchers have detected versions of this scareware infection corresponding to such countries as the Netherlands and United Kingdom. Basically, the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus will make computer users believe that their computer is hosting illegally-download music files, which is quite likely since almost all computer users contain at least a couple of mp3 files on their computer of unknown origin.
The Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus will prevent the computer user from gaining access to their computer, accusing the victim of violating Article 106 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and claiming that the victim must pay a fifty Euro penalty in order to regain control of the blocked computer system. Although Gema and the Copyright Act are all real, ESG security researchers warn that there is absolutely no connection between these and the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus. Remember, it would be a gross violation of civil liberties if an organization like Gema could gain access to your computer and take it hostage. The presence of this intrusive message on your computer is the result of a malware infection that is not particularly difficult to remove.
Do Not Fall for the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' Virus Scam
Winlockers like the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus (that is, malicious programs designed to lock the victim out of the Windows operating system) block access to the Task Manager and to the desktop. However, you can easily regain control of your computer by starting up in Safe Mode (all you will need to do is press F8 on most computers while Windows starts up) or restart Windows from an external drive. Then, it is simply a matter of using a reliable anti-malware tool to make the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus and its intrusive pop-up message go away. This scareware infection is not particularly sophisticated. In fact, you can easily remove the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus by going to the Windows Registry Editor and finding the entry that allows the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' virus to start up automatically. Then, remove the files associated with this malware infection to complete the manual removal process.
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