What is wrong with my computer? I was playing a game online and suddenly a screen came up, then my computer was locked by the Spanish Police! It claims that my computer is blocked because I have downloaded something illegally, how can this thing happen? I didn’t do what it says at all, will the police come to my house and arrest me? Should I need to a pay fine to unlock my computer? I have very very important data on this locked computer and I don’t want to lose them! Please help.
Spanish Police Virus is a big scam that attacks the victims on Spain, the virus maker spares this ransomware by infected programs, webpages and E-mail attachment, that is why it can infect so many victims in the Spain or other countries. The hijackers cheat victims by acting a government department, if the victims have no idea about this big scam, they may lose their information and money. Just like some similar viruses, they all use the name of the police and government department to do the malicious things. Those ransomware can be the Ukash family virus because Ukash is the common payment way, once the victims pay the money by Ukash, they can not get the money back even they realize that what they face are totally a big scam. That is why this virus has become one of the most dangerous viruses in the Spanish area even the whole Europe. If you never see this message before, please remember it from this moment, the Spanish police will not lock your computer and ask for the money, all can you see on your PC about blocking is just a big scam that you need to pay attention to it, never follow its instruction and pay the money unless you want to be a victim. You’d better remove this ransomware completely from your infected machine.
Once the Spanish Police Virus is installed to one PC, the infected PC will only show a warning page about blocking. You can not close it by minimize, red X and even the task manager on the normal mode. Even you restart or shut down your computer, it will appear and lock your computer completely after you log in. This virus will claim that your computer clocked by the Spanish police because you have done the illegal thing online, such as watching child porn or abuse, downloading copyright movie, music and books from the Internet, the police has blocked your computer for safety, you can not use those data at all. There is one way that you can unlock your PC and use your data, that is to pay a fine by Ukash, you only have 48 hours to finish payment once this message has appeared on your PC.If you don’t unlock your PC in this period, all the data on the blocked computer will be sent to the government and erased totally on this locked PC, you may have to pay a great number of the fine and the police may come to your house to arrest you. Part of the victims will feel so scare if they don’t know it is just a virus, however, their PCs can be still blocked even they have finished payment. Wake up, all these messages published on your PC are created by the hijackers. All they say is to scare and cheat you, actually you don’t break any laws at all, the Spanish police will not come to punish and arrest you, that is just a big virus that wants to get your money. Never trust this virus and finish payment, or your money and more information can be sent to the hijackers.
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.
Spanish Police Virus is a dangerous virus that can attack victims’ PCs by passing though the anti-virus programs easily, that is the reason most of the anti-virus program can not prevent this virus from accessing the victims’ PCs. Do not hesitate, if you just let this virus stay in the infected machine, this virus can open a backdoor process so that the hijackers can invade the infected PC without your permission, your data like account’s number and password can be stolen as well. What is more, it may even download different viruses like browser hijack redirect and rough programs on the infected machine at the same time. Your computer will be in a unsafe situation and high-risk of being attacked. Since the anti-virus program can not handle this ransomware, it is suggested you that you should remove Spanish Police virus manually.
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 19, 2013 5:40 am