Is this Security-police-warning.com a scam? I got a message on my Laptop saying it is blocked, until I pay 100 dollars in moneypak, and put it on the state’s account, then my computer will be unblocked in 1 to 48 hours. It is a screen pop up, when I turn on my computer! They claim I viewed copyrighted material, but I have no idea what they’re talking about, because I never did that! Is this just a scam or real?
Security-police-warning.com Virus, also known as Security-police-warning.com scam or fake FBI Interpol alert, is a malicious domain which locks your computer and asks you for money to unlock your browser and computer. Virus can get into target computer when people click malicious pop-up ads, download P2P sharing files from unknown resources or visit the malicious domain. As everyone knows, there are uncountable viruses and scams on the internet. Unlike traditional computer viruses which tries to mess up computer programs or some nasty malware which deceive you into believing that it is a new antivirus program, this malware are mainly created to scam your money. It locks your computer with a fake government statement that has listed lot of criminal charges you have been violated with. It accuses you of breaking laws like watching/ dissemination and/or storage child porn, zoography porn, etc. and/or violating copyright and related right laws. The virus does not allow you to use any program you or access your desktop, unless you pay a certain fine within certain hours. The amount varies from 100 dollars to 500 dollars and the time is usually limited within 48 hours. However, no one can guarantee that the browser can be unlocked after you transferred the money to hackers. Therefore, users should never pay to this scam.
As a new kind of blackmail scamware, Security-police-warning.com Virus is mainly targeting on people who are scared of being involved in law issue. The threat of being punished and imprisoned for the things they have never done is ridiculous. It can add malicious content to your computer, disguise as a valid Windows component to disable all security detection. All it needs to hijack your computer is to just get installed and get run on the task manager. That is to say, even if you have the most well-known anti-virus program to protect your computer, you can still have probability to be infected with this malware. People always think that if they have installed a protection on their computer, this protection can help them prevent all the viruses and online attacks. This is not a good thought. Plenty of evidence has proved that there is no a perfect anti-virus program can fix every problem because its data bank has limitation. It can never detect a latest virus that has just come out. If you want to get rid of this virus, manual removal is recommended.
Victim said: My husband was on the Internet earlier and he stumbled into the lock down screen. He wasn’t even watching porn or doing anything illegal!!! It said he had to pay $300 and then the computer would be unlocked in 48 hours. Well he paid it and now we found out this was a scam. His computer is still locked. What do we do and how can we get our $300 back ?? Help..
This is a tricky virus that can escape from all kinds of antivirus programs. It may get into your computer via the following ways:
Open Spam email and click the strange links attached or download the attachment which contains the virus.
Visit malicious websites or click on unknown links.
Download or install some free applications and movies from hacked sources.
Potential Dangers this Ransomware May Brings to Your Computer:
People may only be aware of the locked page xx shows on your screen. But what we may not be able to see is, to avoid virus detection or removal, this virus would get into system files once it intruded into target PC. It will change registry entries, startup settings and program settings to allow its automatically running and hide itself from being deleting. It may delete restore points which saved in the victim PC so you are failure when trying to use system restore.
Manual removal is a complicated and risky process, so please back up all important data before making any changes on your computer. Here are some instructions to handle with the Trojan horse manually, and be cautious when going through the following steps.
1. Access Safe Mode with Networking
Restart your computer, immediately, quickly and repeatedly hit F8 key before the Windows start-up screen shows. Select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter key.
2. End the Virus Processes
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and end the virus processes in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
Random.exe (The names of the virus processes may be different all the time)
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries to this virus through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this virus.
5. Restart the Computer to Normal Mode after the Above Steps Are Done.
As mentioned above, we have already know that Security-police-warning.com Virus removal is a long way to go since that anti-virus software always slow response to the latest virus. When the virus get into target system and replace the original system file, it can create a lot of malicious files that can take up system memories and duplicate itself in a fast way. In addition, hidden deep in the infected system makes it more difficult to be detected. So even if you try system restore to an earlier time, the problem still cannot be fixed completely. The virus file and damaged registry entries are still there and virus may come back again. The only way to fix the infected computer is to delete this virus and remove all the viral files which is linked to this scamware completely.
If you have no idea of how to do that, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further help.
Published by & last updated on April 21, 2014 4:35 am