I got this National Crime Prevention Unit block when I watched some video online. My computer is blocked completely that I can not use it at all. Did I really break the laws like it says? Will the police come to my house and arrest me? How could I know whether it is a scam or not? Is there way that I can get rid of without paying a fine to this ransomware?
National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware can be a new version of the Ukash virus which attacks the victims in England and even the whole Europe. Just like its previous version PCeU virus and Metropolitan British Police. These kinds of viruses cheat victims by acting a real government department or police. This virus will lock the PC completely and show a warning page, victims will regard it as a legit message which comes from the government if they know nothing about this ransomware. It has become one of the most dangerous viruses on the Internet because this malware can infect the PC easily by the infected programs, links and E-mail attachment. Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 can be the target of this virus, what is more, the anti-virus can not even prevent this virus from accessing the victims’ PCs. National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware will cause a terrible situation on the infected PC if the victims can not get rid of as soon as possible. Since it can escape from the tracking of the anti-virus program, so the best way to remove it is the manual removal.
Generally speaking, once National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware is installed to one PC, it will start to cause lots of problems on it. System settings can be changed and the infected machine will stay in a lock-up situation. What can you see is a screen which says this PC is locked to stop your illegal action, this malware will claim that PC is blocked because the victims have broken the laws like downloading or watching video about child porn or abuse. You need to pay a fine to unlock your PC by Ukash or safecart, or you will be punished or even arrested. Some naive victims will be afraid of being arrested by the police since they have seen their IP address on it, they may follow its instruction and finish payment, however, their PC may not unlock as well. You need to know that the real government or police will not publish this kind of service online and lock your PC for money. What you can see on your PC about blocking are totally fake message which wants to cheat and scare you, that is just a virus, there is nothing about government and police at all. It is suggested that you should remove this virus before it causes further damage on it.
It will take control of your computer rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will encrypt all of your files on the compromised PC.
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.
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 this Ransomware 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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware is a very dangerous virus that will let your PC stay in an extreme unsafe situation. The infected PC will be in a high-risk of being attacked by the virus, Trojan and other malware, that is why many victims will get several viruses at the same time. The virus maker can even access your PC without your permission because they can open a backdoor process to invade, the data on the infected PC can be stolen by them, Website history, cookie, favorite and hidden folders can be the target. Facing such an urgent situation, many victims try to use the anti-software to deal with the virus, but they find it useless at last. The virus can block the anti-virus software to take effective as usual. Never pay a fine to this virus, or you will be the next the victim by this tricky malware. The manual removal is the best unlock method for this ransomware.
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 October 9, 2013 3:16 am