Master Penalty Document virus Information:

If you run into a red warning with a big “STOP” on its header, then it means that your machine has been infected with an extremely aggressive ransomware called as Master Penalty Document virus. It states that SOPA (Software Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (PROTECT Intellectual Property Act) has detected that you used piracy content on your computer. So, your computer is blocked and your files are encrypted. If you want to unlock your computer, you should pay 100 euro via MoneyPak, CashU, Ukash or Paysafecard. Otherwise, you will be arrested. This is how hackers deceive computer users and grow rich. As a matter of fact, Master Penalty Document virus is not new and it’s a variant of many notorious ransomwares from Ukash virus clan, such as FBI MoneyPak virus, Internet Crime Complaint Center virus and Department of Justice virus. This ransomware is very good at invading in the targeted computers, such as via Trojans downloaders, fake online scanners, malicious websites, free software, instant messages, torrent files and so on. If you click some infected sources by accident, you will give the chance for its invasion. Once it’s inside your computer, it will modify your system settings so that it can run automatically and then completely lock up your computer screen.

In fact, the best way to unlock your machine is to completely remove Master Penalty Document virus, or it will lock your PC again if you pay for it once.

Before you proceed the removal of Master Penalty Document virus, please

1. Restart your system and keep pressing F8 key into Safe Mode with Networking
2. Click Start Menu and find run
3. Type in msconfig and hit OK
4. Try to disable some suspicious processes at Startup tab.
5. Repeat step 2, type in regedit and open registry editor
6. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

7. Find shell in the right hand panel and change its value into Explorer.exe by right clicking it if the value is different.

8. Save the changes and restart your PC.

Master Penalty Document Virus Screen Shot

Master Penalty Document virus Manual Removal

Note: If you are not proficient with computer, it’s advised that you backup your system before manually removing Master Penalty Document virus. And double check the files that you are going to delete, or your computer can’t work for missing some files.

Step 1: Delete the following registery files:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”


Step 2: Delete the following files:

%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Desktop\[random].lnk

%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random].exe


Please, note that manual removal of Master Penalty Document virus is a procedure with high complexity and can not always guarantee a full removal of the virus, due to the fact that some objects can stay hidden or may become reanimated automatically after incomplete removal. What’s more, lack of the required skills and even the slightest deviation from the removal guides may result in irreparable system corruption. That’s the reason it’s strongly adviced automatic removal of Master Penalty Document virus, which will save your time and avoid any system corruptions and ensure the desired result.

Automatic Master Penalty Document virus Removal:

Step 2: Click & download the trusted Master Penalty Document virus Automatic Removal Utility.

Tips: In case you can’t install the removal utility, please download this correction script, unzip it and then double click to execute it. It can correct the system settings that the spyware has distorted.

Step 6: Perform a Full Scan of your system to detect Master Penalty Document virus or other malware.


Published by Cruze Albert