Luxembourg Police Ukash Virus is categorized as a pesky Ransomware that mainly attacks PC users in Luxembourg. It blocks access to the PC and 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. So it doesn’t allow users to use their computer anymore by completely locking it. Don’t be scared if you have seen this message because it is fake in reality. Ignore this fake warning and remove this virus as quickly as you can.
Luxembourg Police Ukash virus is another scam just like the most notorious one called FBI Moneypak Virus. This kind of virus may reach a computer when a user have even been accessing a malicious web sites or downloading a program that is contaminated by a virus. After your computer is compromised by such a big threat, you will get an alert which completely locks your computer, claiming that your PC is blocked due to several reasons such as violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content and so on.
For no reason should you trust Luxembourg Police scam even if it claims if you don’t take immediate action to pay a fine of 100 Euro within 48 hours, you will lose anything and may go to jail. Users are asked to pay only through the Ukash or Paysafecard. However, smart users should understand that no legitimate government institution will ask for payment using pre-paid cards like Ukash. Once the payment is made, you will quickly find out it is a hoax indeed. The criminal designs this virus to scare PC users and then rip off their money. Thus, it is kindly suggested users to remove the virus manually to prevent the virus from damaging your system further instead of handing over money to the remote hackers.
System restore is not a good choice to remove Luxembourg Police Ukash Virus. Although part of users can successfully unlock their computer after system restore. The actual files are not quarantined or deleted, and thus continue to lurk on the computer waiting for the next chance to infect something. Thus, the infected PC is still at risk and without any protection. On the other hand, system restore may make you lose your data if you have any. Therefore, the most effective way to remove this Ransomware is manual approach.
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:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’
Luxembourg Police Ukash Virus is detected as a new Ransomware which infects the systems without user’s knowledge. 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. By using this scare tactics, hackers just want to extort money from innocent users. Unfortunately, even the best anti-virus software still can’t remove the dangerous Ransomware entirely as the virus can block the anti-software to stop it from taking effectiveness as usual. Therefore, manual removal is taken as the most effective way to deal with the Ransomware completely.
Published by Sarah Poehler & last updated on June 8, 2013 5:46 pm