New Zealand E-Crime Lab is the title of a new ransomware-type virus that now attacks New Zealand. Not so many security sites tell about this problem, by the way. Even those that do enlighten this issue often fail to provide good malware removal instructions, thus leaving users without professional help and assistance on restoration of their computers back to the normal, fully-functional mode. Regretfully, quite a large number of computers in New ZEaland and, possibly, some other European countries have suffered from the attack of this serious infection that takes the infected computer hostage and locks it completely, without giving a chance to do anything with it. Here is what the ransomware virus says:
New Zealand E-Crime Lab
New Zealand Police
Nga Pirihimana o Aotearoa
Centre for Infrastructure Protection (CCIP)
Your computer has been blocked for safety reasons listed below.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of New Zealand criminal law.
Article 161 of New Zealand criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years.
Also, you are suspected of violation of “Copyright and Related rights Law” (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. Thus, you are suspected of violation of Article 148 of New Zealand Criminal Law.
Article 148 of New Zealand criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 3 to 7 years or 150 to 550 basic amounts fine.
It was from your computer, that unauthorized access had been stolen to information of State importance and to data closed for public Internet access.
The penalty set must be paid in course of 48 hours as of the breach. On expiration of the term, 48 hours that follow will be used for automatic collection of data on yourself and your misconduct, and criminal case will be opened against you.
Amount of fine is NZD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash vouchers.
As soon as the money arrives to the Treasury account, your computer will be unblocked in course of 24 hours.
Then in 7 day term you should remedy the breaches associated with your computer. Otherwise your computer will be blocked up again and criminal case will be opened against yourself (with no option to pay fine).
You should realize that this message you now see was developed by the team of cyber hackers that simply want your money. The scary notification has nothing to do with the New Zealand E-Crime Lab and its special subdivision known as Centre for Infrastructure Protection (CCIP). The names of the New Zealand Police law enforcement bodies and agencies are simply being used by criminals to scare you with the contents of the warning you see quoted above. So, do not pay any money via Ukash payment system into the pockets of these malware developers. Performing the instructions of these virus makers is a serious mistake and the waste of your money (NZD $100). In order to delete this virus from your computer and to unlock it effectively please follow this removal guide stipulated below.
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.