New Zealand today is also being massively attacked by a new ransomware program that is categorized as ransomware. Some users speak of this ransomware as New Zealand Police virus, even though it is not a correct way of speaking about New Zealand Police as a virus. You should be prepared in advance that this scam may enter any computer unpredictably. It acts similarly to many other ransomware lockers of the same virus family. Hence, you should be in advance prepared to meet this scam and to find the proper solution to get rid of it effectively and to unlock your system.
When New Zealand Police ransomware strikes the computer it immediately locks the screen with a special warning supposedly coming from the police. The warning accuses users of performing various crimes online through the blocked computer, thus supposedly explaining the reason for the blocked status. However, the point is that in the majority of the cases users have never committed any crimes, of which they’re being so actively accused by the ransomware locker. Keep in mind that the hoax will prompt you into paying the fake fine (but real money) in favor of the crooks. You will be advised by the malware to indicate financially beneficial information via Ukash or Paysafecard payment systems (by means of indication of respective PIN or voucher codes). Of course, doing as instructed by the malware is a serious mistake, and we hope that you will never commit it!
So, ignore the scary accusations expressed by New Zealand Police virus. Remember that the quicker you remove it the better for your system. However, it might be sort of difficult to get rid of it right away, since the desktop of your workstation is blocked. Please follow the ransomware removal guidelines that we’ve provided below specifically to assist you in New Zealand Police ransomware removal. Good luck!
Text of ransomware’s scary warning:
New Zealand Police
Ngā Pirihimana O Aotearoa
Attention! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating “Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of New Zealand.
Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating Article 202 of the Criminal Code of New Zealand.
Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years. Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…
Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to NOD S100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer.
Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of NOD 52,000 to NOD $8,000.
Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit-seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.
Article 212 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to NZD S250,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above-mentioned article 210 of the Criminal Code of New Zealand.
Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of New Zealand of February 04, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!
The amount of fine is NZD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash.
When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in Ito 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account.
Ransomware unlocking procedure
Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.
- Restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting.
- Choose safe mode with networking.
- Press Start menu and select Run, or press [Win]+R on keyboard.
- Type msconfig
- Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data.
- Restart your system once again.
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer to identify file and delete it.
Some versions of these viruses disable all safe modes, but give a short gap that you can use to run anti-malware programs. Then do following:
- Reboot normally.
- Click Start and choose Run.
- Enter the text specified in the quotation below. If malware is loaded, just press Alt+Tab once and keep entering the string blindly then press Enter.
- Press Alt+tab and then R (letter) a couple of times. The process of ransomware virus should be killed after you succeed to download, install our recommended software and scan your PC with it.