You have 48 hours to pay the fine – scam
There are many ransomware programs today that give a lot of faulty accusations and condemn users of performing various crimes online. They also say that you have to pay the fine for doing such crimes within 48 hours. Otherwise, the ransomware says, you will be arrested by the police. Obviously, this is a typical scam that you should not trust. The warning that says “You have 48 hours to pay the fine” is the one that is originated by the pack of hackers and cyber frauds who want to get possession with your money.
As you probably know, ransomware lockers are becoming especially popular today among various cyber hackers. The ways how ransomwares work are as follows. Suddenly, out of the blue, the system becomes blocked by the strange warning supposedly coming from the police. It accuses users of performing all sorts of crimes online, and it says that this is the reason why the PC is blocked. Indeed, the computer is locked. The keyboard of the workstation is also disabled, giving users no other options but to use a hard reset button to reboot the system. Nevertheless, no matter how many times the reset was made, the same locked status actually persists and remains.
There are few things you need to consider when dealing with ransomware lockers that tell you that you have 48 hours to pay the fine. First, this is a fake fine. The money does’t go into the state treasury or budget. Secondly, mind the fact that hackers prompt users to pay this fake fine through Ukash, Paysafecard or GreenDot MoneyPak payment systems. Nevertheless, they aren’t associated with this ransomware, not at all. So, you should ignore all such scary offers of this scam! Please do not donate any money in favor of the crooks who have elaborated this scam! Instead, please follow the removal guidelines outlined below. They will help you unlock your computer effectively. If you have any problems or questions please let us know immediately, and we will do all our best to assist you.
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.