My computer is locked by Politie Office Central virus. As soon as I turn my laptop on, a window pops up and I cannot close it, nor can I do anything else. It takes over my screen and says my computer has been blocked because it is being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, violation of copyright and related law etc. I swear I have never done anything illegal. How could this thing happen? Is it real or just a virus?
Politie Office Central virus is a ransomware targeted computer users from Belgium as similar as Votre ordinateur est bloqué virus and Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit Virus. This virus is malicious and rampant because it will completely lock your computer screen as soon as it arrives. It shows you a fake message claiming that your computer has been blocked because it is being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, violation of copyright and related law etc. But don’t be taken in because the message that you face is just the technique used by cyber hackers specifically for the purpose of prompting you into sharing funds with cyber frauds. It requests victims to pay a fine of 100€ within 72 hours and threatens them their information about the “illegal” activity would be reported to the Politie Office Central or victims can be arrested if the fine is not paid timely.
There are many ways for a user to get this virus installed. If a user has even opened the unknown email and clicked the strange link attached in it or downloaded the attachment contains a virus, they probably can get Politie Office Central Virus. Another possibility for an unwary users to get this virus is from free applications and movies they downloaded from the Internet. Like many other rasnomware virus, Politie Office Central virus is also claiming that your computer has been locked because you were performing illegitimate actions pertaining to copyrighted content on your PC and asking you to pay the required fine to unlock your PC. But you should never do this.
Please note that Politie Office Central Virus is just a scam which cyber criminals take the official name to scam victims. Paying fine to cyber criminal will not help you fix the PC problem because it is a virus instead of a legitimate warning. Governmental authorities do not use such methods to inform computer users of violating the law. If your computer is locked by Politie Office Central virus, please follow the manual guide below to remove Politie Office Central virus as soon as possible.
It will take control of your computer rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It can disable your task manager and even pop up in safe mode.
It can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness.
It can’t be simply uninstalled or removed in control panel.
A: Anti-virus can prevent most of viruses, but not including some very smart ones. And Politie Office Central Virus is the one that can’t be stopped by any anti-virus. New viruses will be created every day and it takes time for anti-virus to work out plans to deal with them. And that’s why some people’s computers are still infected with the protection of anti-virus. Because anti-virus soft ware needs to be updated. Before an anti-virus can take effect, new kinds of viruses can infect your computer.
Since the virus can block your antivirus programs to stop them from running even lock your PC entirely, under such circumstance, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow. If you are not 100% confident of what you will have to do, it’s suggested to get help from experts.
Please do a system backup before you start to delete Politie Office Central virus manually.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop the Ransomware processes in the Windows Task Manager.
Random.exe (The name of the virus process may be different all the time)
(If you can’t figure out the process of the virus, you can end the process called explorer.exe first so that virus won’t come up)
3. Delete associated files from your PC completely as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
4. Search for all related registry entries infected by this dangerous virus and wipe them out:
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
Many computer users have been tricked by Politie Office Central Virus because it does look very real and legit. But actually this is just a virus designed to lock your PC and rip you off. It mainly attacks computer users in Belgium. After it is downloaded, the virus literally blocks your access to the computer and denies your access to programs and the Internet. It hijacks the desktop and replaces your wallpaper with a warning stating that you have violated copyright laws. And it refuses to let you access your system until you pay a fine of 100 euros through Ukash or Paysafecard. Don’t be taken in this scam or go to 7 Eleven, Walmart, Kmart etc. to buy the card. Once paid, you will realize everything is just a simple scam. The hackers just want to steal money from innocent users. Instead, you have to get rid of Politie Office Central virus as quickly as you can.
Note: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. If you are not sure how to do, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by & last updated on May 22, 2013 11:03 am