SPAUTORES Virus Removal Guide

Do you know what SPAUTORES Virus is?

SPAUTORE Virus is a ransomware scam associated with Gimemo Trojan. It gets to the system without the user’s approval and modifies the Registry with the result of the lock-down of the PC. In order to get some benefit, the infection displays a full-screen message which has the emblem of SPAUTORES and claims that “o seu computador foi bloqueado”, which is said to have been done due to the illegal acquisition of music:

Foram detetados descarregamentos de peças musicais ilegais(piratas) no seu computador.

Unlike the latest ransomware variants, SPAUTORES Virus does not refer to the local police. Only the logo of SPAUTORES, which deals with the rights of various artists in Portugal and other countries, is presented. Pay no attention to the logo as in reality this organization does not employ such a method for dealing with those whose breaches copyright so you can take measures to remove the infection from the system.

Below you will find some more excerpts from the warning:

Foram detetados descarregamentos de peças musicais ilegais(piratas) no seu computador.

Para desbloquer o seu computador e evitar consequências legais, é obrigado a pagar uma taxa de liberação de € 100.

O não cumprimento desta solicitação pode envolver acusações criminais e possível prisão.

As you can see SPAUTORES Virus demand that you pay the fine of 100 Euros. The fine is supposed to be paid via Paysafecard, which is very commonly used by cyber criminals. You may also come across the terms Paysafecard Virus which is the cover terms form the ransomware infections which present Paysafecard as the only service for paying the ransom money.

SPAUTORES Virus also has such variants as GVU Virus, SACEM Virus, Datamaskinen din har blitt låst Virus, Ordinateur est Verrouillé Virus, and others. All of them try to persuade you into paying criminals a particular sum of money. If you ever come across with another ransomware scam, pay no attention to its content and remove the infection as soon as possible.

We urge you to install SpyHunter which will easily terminate all the infection which have surreptitiously accessed the system. The following instructions will help you get rid of SPAUTORE Virus, so that you can use the PC as usual.

SPAUTORES Virus Removal

Windows Vista/7

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Tap the F8 key when the BIOS screen loads.
  3. Using the arrow keys, select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Go to and download SpyHunter.
  6. Run the installer and scan the PC to remove the virus.

Windows XP

  1. Restart the PC.
  2. As soon as the BIOS startup screen loads, tap the F8 key.
  3. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Click on Yes.
  5. Go to the Start menu.
  6. Launch Run.
  7. Type “msconfig”.
  8. Press OK.
  9. Under the Startup tab, uncheck all startup entries and press Apply.
  10. Download our spyware removal tool and restart the PC.
  11. After the system loads normally, install the application.

Windows 8

  1. Open your Metro UI by pressing the Windows button.
  2. Move the mouse to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  3. When a side bar appears, click on Settings.
  4. At the top of the bar, click on Change PC Settings.
  5. Select General.
  6. Go to the Advanced Startup section and click on Start Now.
  7. Click on Troubleshoot.
  8. Select Advanced Options - > Startup Settings.
  9. Click on the Restart button.
  10. Wait until the BIOS startup screen loads.
  11. Press F5 to access Safe Mode.
  12. Go to and download our spyware removal tool.
  13. Run the installer and remove the infection.

In non-techie terms:

SPAUTORES Virus is a ransomware infection which attempts to rip you off. It presents a misleading warning which claims that you have to pay 100 Euros in order to unlock the PC. We ensure you that this move is unnecessary as you can remove the bogus warning by implementing our spyware removal tool.