Police virus (ransomware) still attacks various countries today

Ransomware is a special type of computer virus that locks the desktop of the infected PC with a special warning that can’t be removed easily. In the majority of the cases the ransomwares claim to be some scary notifications supposedly coming from the police. Today many corners of the globe have suffered from this serious threat, and users are being actively misled by various ransomware programs that are specifically designed for some special country. And, in fact, there are many various “faces” of this infection. The screenshots given below show how some of them look like.

Generalizing the above-mentioned ransomware samples, we can tell of the following scary notifications that have the following yet scary notifications:

Ransomware screenshot Scary ransomware’s warning (fake police warning) Target country
Achtung! Ergab folgende Verstöße Der Computer ist für die Verletzung der Gesetze der Republik Österreich blockiert worden Austria
Achtung! Ergab folgende verstöße  Der Computer ist für die Verletzung der Gesetze von Belgien und wurde blockiert Belgium
Advarsel virus Computeren er blevet blokeret for at overtræde lovgivningen i Danmark Denmark
Achtung! Ergab folgende Verstöße Der Computer ist für die Verletzung der Gesetze der Bundesrepublik Deutschland wurde blockiert Germany
Atención! Revelados los violaciones siguentes El equipo ha sido bloqueado por violar las leyes de Espana Spain
Votre ordinateur est bloqué en raison du délit de la loi France Votre ordinateur est bloqué France
Tá do ríomhaire cosc curtha ar shárú ar dhlíthe na tíre Éirinn Tá do ríomhaire cosc curtha ar shárú ar dhlíthe na tíre Éirinn Ireland
Achtung! Ergab folgende Verstöße  Ihr Computer wurde wegen Verstoßes gegen das Recht des Landes, Luxemburg blockiert worden Luxemburg
Waarschuwing! Revealed de volgende overtredingen Uw computer is geblokkeerd voor het schenden van het recht van het Netherlands The Netherlands
Komputer został zablokowany z powodu naruszenia prawa Polskiego Komputer został zablokowany z powodu naruszenia prawa Polskiego Poland
West Yorkshire Police virus Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain Great Britain
FBI virus Federal Bureau of Investigation. Attention. Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below USA
Auf Ihrem Computer ist infiziert! Auf Ihrem Computer ist infiziert! Germany
Sur votre ordinateur est infecté Sur votre ordinateur est infecté France
Na komputerze jest zainfekowany Na komputerze jest zainfekowany Poland

The locker asks its victim to pay the fine for committing some fake crimes allegedly performed via the infected computer. The malware makers ask users to pay the fine via Ukash, Paysafecard or GreenDot MoneyPak payment systems. Please do not ever make such mistakes! If you do this the chances are that you will never get your money back. Instead, use legitimate and powerful security software to remove all the above-mentioned infections. We recommend you to try using GridinSoft Trojan Killer by first restarting your computer into safe mode with networking. If you have any troubles doing so please immediately get in touch with us via all available support channels (preferably via ticket support system).


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6 Comments

  1. custody says:

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  2. Michael says:

    Hi ,
    A Police Virus like mentioned on the site here appears on my screen and I cannot access any function of my computer.

    Can you please tell me what I can do to get rid of this?

    Kind Regards,

    Michael

  3. pierre says:

    I have runned ”trojan Killer” and finded anything.

    Please, what to do now

  4. Julia says:

    Dear Pierre,
    If Trojan Killer hasn`t found anything it means that your computer is clean. But to get the reliable scanning results you are recommended temporarily disabling other anti-viruses available on your computer, because they prevent Trojan Killer from a proper scanning. We need to analyze the scan log file to determine whether your computer is infected or not. To collect the scan log file please go to “Tools” tab in the upper part of GridinSoft Trojan Killer program window, click “Log files”, open the latest scan log file (s), save it to some folder of your PC and send it to us as the attachment ONLY VIA CUSTOMER TICKET SUPPORT SYSTEM – http://trojan-killer.net/support/open.php
    Best regards,
    Trojan Killer customer support team.

  5. Julia says:

    Dear Michael,
    You are recommended performing all steps shown in this removal guide: http://trojan-killer.net/pc-infected-ransomware-virus/. If any questions appear in the process of work, make sure to contact us leaving the comment or contacting us ticket via ticket system: http://trojan-killer.net/support/
    Best regards,
    Trojan Killer customer support team.

  6. Василий says:

    Поскажите пожалуйста мой компьютер заблокирова полиция, никуда зайти ничего сделать не могу требуют заплатить!
    Что делать?
    Заранее спасибо!

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