Computer is fully taken over by Specialist Crime Directorate warning? Is it fake or legitimate? If you are the victim who is suffering this malware, immediately read more from the following post and learn how to get rid of this Ransomware for good.
Specialist Crime Directorate is categorized as a pesky Ransomware that mainly attacks PC users in United Kingdom. It is distributed through trojans downloaded from exploit pages, corrupt shareware and other ways. Generally speaking, this malware is a variant of the Ukash Virus just like the notorious PCEU virus and West Yorkshire Police virus which always lock the affected computer and aim at deceiving victims into paying a supposed penalty of 100 pounds by transferring money via Ukash to unlock the PC.
With the same scare tactics, the virus will begin its malicious activities by locking the compromised computer every time when Windows is launched. It accuses users of having images/videos of child abuse files and blames victims for violating the law by watching and spreading child pornography, sodomy and violent acts committed against children. Finally it needs users to pay a certain amount of money to get the computer unlocked. Although the appearance of this malware may seem to be legitimate, also when the first time users see the warning will scare and worry if they are going to jail or not. Once thing you must understand clearly is that this is only a scam designed by cyber hackers who want to earn funds by means of deceiving you. In order to unlock the infected PC, you must take action to remove the virus manually.
This operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom Following violations detected:
This IP address was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia and child abuse, your computer also contains video files with Pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography. Spam-messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer. This computer lock is aimed to stop your illegal activity.
1. It blocks you from accessing to the desktop so that you can’t use the computer at all.
2. It is designed to fool with computer users and mislead them into thinking everything is real.
3. It may bring other harmful threats which harm your hard drive and lead to fatal damage.
4. It drops malicious files and folders in your computer as authorized ones to escape from the detection of anti-virus tools.
5. It compromises your privacy and security
1. Reboot your computer to safe mode with networking. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8” key constantly.
2. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Open Registry entries. Find out the malicious files and entries and then delete all.
Attention: Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
a. Press the “Start” button and then choose the option “Run”. In the “Open” field, type “regedit” and click the “OK” button.
b. All malicious files and registry entries that should be deleted:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Specialist Crime Directorate.lnk
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0?
With the vast amount of computer viruses, various types of Ransomware are created day by day. Computer users should be aware of this serious and more dangerous threat since this purpose of Specialist Crime Directorate virus is to extort money from innocent users. After it is installed, it completely locks infected system and displays an alert stating that you must pay a fine of 100 pounds as your IP address was used to visit websites containing pornography and your computer also contains files with pornographic content. Are you troubled by this infection now since PC is even locked and you can’t do anything on your machine anymore? Are you worried about your data inside the computer will be missing for good? No doubt, being as a dangerous threat, Specialist Crime Directorate virus can harm the whole computer system. It is recommended users to delete this virus as soon as possible.
Published by & last updated on September 3, 2012 8:46 am