The NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus is a malicious application categorized as a ransomware infection, and attacks the windows based computers without getting the consent of the user. Once installed, it blocks your access towards normal desktop, and you are only able to see a message which pretends to sent by the local police authorities, and states that you are involved in the criminal activities due to which your computer is blocked. You will be asked to pay a certain amount as penalty to unblock the system but keep in mind that authorities never use such tricks even if you do something wrong.

 

The Manual Removal of NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus

Once the NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus enters into the computer, your goal is to remove this ransomware virus quickly as well as completely. There are some automatic removal tools available that can remove this malicious application within just a few clicks of the mouse. Besides that, the manual removal of this virus  is also available which consists of the following steps:-

 

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

You are required to reboot the infected system in order to terminate the normal mode of the operation. While the system is restarted, you have to use the F8 key repeatedly to see the boot options. Select the safe mode option from the list, and press the Enter key to boot the system in the safe mode.

End the Malicious Processes

Hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to access the windows task manager.  Select the processes tab in the task manager window to see the list of running processes within your system. You have to find and remove the following malicious processes associated with the NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus from the list:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Remove the Associated Data

Find as well as remove the following malicious files hidden somewhere in the system files folder, and associated with the NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus:-

  • %Desktopdir%\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus.lnk
  • %Programs%\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

In the end, you have to clean the windows registry by reversing the modification created by this ransomware in order to complete the manual removal process. Open the registry editor by using the “RegEdit” command that can be executed through the Run option available in the Start Menu. Remove the following malicious entries associated with this virus once the registry editor is accessible:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus\DisplayName NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus

Restart the computer in the normal mode to see the result of the manual removal efforts after closing the registry editor. Run a complete system scan through the updated version of your current antivirus software.

How to Remove NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus?

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