Have you ever went through this situation –You are prevented to do anything with your computer and the only thing you get is a full locked screen saying that your computer has been legally locked due to the illegal activities you have just done. Don’t be panic. Your computer will be fine when you finish this reading.
West Yorkshire Police is a nasty ransomware that has been quite activated currently. It is similar to Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Virus. Surveys show that the population of its victims has been increasing and the range is expended including European countries like England, France, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Netherlands, Spain, Italy and Canada. The United States is also targeted now. Computer users from all over these countries may also know this virus has another name called West Yorkshire Police Ukash Virus. Same as Metropolitan Police Virus, this Ukash virus also plays the trick of requesting money from victims through locking up their computers. As users cannot do anything with their computers at all, this virus always wins its game.
With its deceitful appearance, West Yorkshire Police Ransomware is like a wolf dressing up like an adorable sheep in order to fool with other sheep and then make them become its feast. Lots of people cannot notice and even believe in it as a genius program. There are many ways to be infected with this scam as long as you are surfing the Internet incautiously. With the help of Trojans, fake online scanners, hacked webpages and annoying pop-up ads, Ukash virus can widely spread and make its infections. Once being infected with West Yorkshire Police Ukash Virus, fake security alerts pop up and tell you that the police of your country have detected through your IP address accusing you have logged on illegal websites especially the ones with porno contents. Then in the name of the country, West Yorkshire Police Ukash virus will lock your computer so as to terminate your against-law behaviors and ask for a certain amount of money, for instance 100 pounds, to unlock your computer. It is a very popular way of conducting cyber criminals via this kind of virus. Therefore, you should remove this notorious scam out of your computer immediately.
West Yorkshire Police Ukash Virus ScreenShot
West Yorkshire Police program cannot be coming out from nowhere. It is created and controlled by cyber criminals who have gained lots of knowledge about computers and antivirus programs. Since almost every single computer has an authentic virus protector, they must make this virus quite smart in order to avoid the detection or even automatically removal by legitimate antivirus. That’s why your computer still gets infected even with a great antivirus software.
a. It can introduce other malicious spywares and troubles into your computer to do further damages;
b. Cyber criminals will capture your personal information using this virus and steal your properties;
c. You can’t see any icons, use any program or view any files on your computer;
d. The antivirus software on your computer may be shut down or even removed out for the convenience of other viruses;
e. Your computer will be acting slower and slower before it comes to a sudden death or totally crash down;
f. Most of your valuable files like business journals or family photos may be locked and trashed.
1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard. Use the arrow keys to highlight “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del on your keyboard or right click on the bottom Taskbar to open the Windows Task Manager;
3. End the process West Yorkshire Police.exe;
4. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\West Yorkshire Police.lnk
%Desktop%\West Yorkshire Police.lnk
5. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\emsw.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\init.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
6. Reboot again and get into normal mode.
Note: It is strongly recommended to remove this fake West Yorkshire Police scam program and unlock the files with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of background knowledge could lead to unwanted consequences. So please contact YooCare for a fast and professional help.
Published by Vinson J.Porche on May 16, 2012 | Fake Antivirus Removal Tips