AP Manager or Copyright violation alert Ransomware Removal Guide


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Read each guide at all links before starting the removal process so that you will know exactly what steps to take and which removal process is best for your issue

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AP Manager is a variant of the I-Q Manager ransomware program. This version has the Trojan masquerading as a download manager for copyrighted games, movies, and music. If you visit certain sites that are affiliated with this malware and attempt to download copyrighted media, it will be added to the AP Manager download list and it will pretend to download the file to your computer. When downloading, The AP Manager will show information such as how much time is left, the speed of the download, the amount of KB transferred etc, but in reality this information is all fake as nothing is actually being downloaded to your computer

It is possible that the infection you are trying to remove will not allow you to download files on the infected computer. If this is the case, then you will need to download the files suggested in this guide to another computer and then transfer them to the infected computer via a CD/DVD, external drive, or USB flash drive. If this is not possible, see the <<RescueCD>> section on home page.

Step 1.

Bleeping Computer’s

How to Remove the AP Manager or Copyright violation alert Ransomware

Malwarebytes’ Tutorial *****by Bleeping Computer

Bleeping Computer Self-Help Guides

Microsoft How to Get Rid of Malware

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If no luck See

Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help

OR but Not Both

I’m infected – What do I do now?

Complete all the steps you can and post new topic—HERE

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Self-Help Removal

ATF For cleaning of Temp Files & the Java cache

See Screenshots

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Please download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to your desktop.

Click the Free Version

  • Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to the following:
    • Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
    • Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • Then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected.

See the Tutorial for specific instructions.

Malwarebytes’ Tutorial*****by VMSAR  :)

If Malwarebytes’ will not install see  HERE for a random named Mbam installer

Or*****HERE*****

When Malwarebytes’ will not run see  HERE or the tutorial above

Malwarebytes’ Self-Help Guides

Common Issues,Questions,and their Solutions

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Step 2. If Needed

SUPERAntiSpyware Tutorial

When SUPERAntiSpyware will not install or run see*****HERE*****

SUPERAntiSpyware Online Safe Scan

SUPERAntiSpyware Portable Scanner can be downloaded from a different computer and run on the infected computer. The scanner does NOT install anything on your Start Menu or Program Files and does NOT need to be uninstalled. It runs from the CD and requires NO internet connection. If the infected computer can not download, then this is a solution. Simply download the portable scanner and copy it to a USB/CD. NOTE: The portable scanner is random named to prevent the malware from stopping the scanner from running. For more software similar to this see the RescueCD software section on home page which scan an infected system and can recover personal data due to infection/defective or failing hard drive.

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Dr.Web CureIt!

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Ccleaner for a good clean-up

Screenshots

Ccleaner Documentation

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Step 3.

Uninstall all Adobe software and Java and install the latest versions

Adobe—>HERE

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Use JavaRa to clean out old versions of Java>HERE

Then look for the following Java folders and if found delete them:

C:\Program Files\Java
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java
C:\Windows\Sun
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Java
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Sun\Java
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Java
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\Sun\Java

Then install new Java—>HERE

  • After the install is complete, go into the Control Panel (using Classic View) and double-click the Java Icon. (looks like a coffee cup)
    • On the General tab, under Temporary Internet Files, click the Settings button.
    • Next, click on the Delete Files button
    • There are two options in the window to clear the cacheLeave BOTH Checked
        Applications and Applets
        Trace and Log Files
    • Click OK on Delete Temporary Files Window
      Note: This deletes ALL the Downloaded Applications and Applets from the CACHE.
    • Click OK to leave the Temporary Files Window
    • Click OK to leave the Java Control Panel.

To test your Java Run-time, you may go to this page  HERE

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Step 4

Clean System Restore

Four steps to this. #1. Have your antivirus open or use the ESET Online Scanner below and set to full scan and running. #2. Turn off system restore. #3. Launch ATF and clean until “No Files Cleaned”. #4. When scan is finished, restart computer, turn system restore back on and create a restore point.

NOTE: Make sure that your computer is clean before taking these steps.

See below for instructions on how to use System Restore.

XP

VISTA

WINDOWS 7

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NOTE
If you are having problems connecting your computer to the Internet after removing malware or spyware,

Try this Winsock Fix

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If you are still having issues see

Virut and other File infectors-Throwing in the Towel?

When should I re-format?

How to Start Windows in Safe Mode

How to use the Task Manager

How to use the Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool

How to Install, reinstall, or uninstall Windows

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Online Scanners

That Detect and Remove for Free!

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Manual Removal Section Caution, a mistake here could cause operating system failure  😦

AP Manager Associated Files:

%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\apmanager.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\settings.ini
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\uninstall.exe
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\wallpaper.jpg
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\files\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\iplog\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\ispinfo\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Czech.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Danish.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Dutch.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\English.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\French.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\German.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Italian.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Portuguese.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Slovak.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\Spanish.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\languages\template.lng
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\metafiles\
%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\metafiles\6118105874ba58b303121337299673e7.torrent
%UserProfile%\Desktop\AP Manager.lnk

AP Manager Windows Registry Information:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\APManager
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “apmanager.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\apmanager.exe”

Issues that “may” be in a HijackThis log:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [apmanager.exe] %UserProfile%\Application Data\APManager\apmanager.exe silent

Have your HijackThis log analyzed*****HERE*****Copy your log and paste it in the box at the site and wait for the results. Scroll down the page and you will see a detailed description of each entry and suggestion actions to take,if any, with each, but before you do use SystemLookup below to double check the results. A mistake here can cause Operating System Failure!

Use*****SystemLookup*****as a reference resource for HijackThis

HijackThis Tutorial*****by BleepingComputer

Post your HijackThis log  HERE and I will advise what needs to be done. Please read the Tutorial so that you have a understanding of how this works.

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If you run across a file that is not being detected or removed, you can upload the file to*****VIRUSTOTAL*****and they will analyze it and when the results are shown, it will give a list of what software’s are detecting the threat and which are removing it, kinda takes the guess work out of the equation.

More to use

Jotti’s Malware Scan

Dr. Web Online Check

Kaspersky File Scanner

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Other Useful Infromation:

Virus Identification Resources

Security Software, Online Scanners and Virus Removal Tools

Video on “How to Remove Malware for Free” by Mirzo’s

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Posted April 29, 2010 by Wide Glide in Virus Removal

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