Remember SOPA? The evil bill that was stopped by the internet because it was evil and took away all of your internet freedoms? It is back. But this time it’s not a piece of legislation, it’s a nasty virus that uses the bill to scare its victims.
This virus locks down your computer and then offers to unlock it for you for $200. Don’t fall for this. The virus uses American government seals to make it all look official. It warns the victim that their IP address is on a blacklist after distributing illegal content and tells you to send a MoneyPak or a Western Union wire to pay.
If you want to get it off your computer, you can Google “Stop online piracy Automatic protection system removal.” and that should help you get rid of it. Do not try to pay.