What is An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus? How to Remove It From Mobile Device or PC?
The “An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus”, is a ransomware Trojan attack that is designed to do one thing, and that is to make a lot of money for the developers of this malware by tricking computer or mobile device (Android phone/tablet, iPhone/iPad or iPod) users in Ireland into believing that they must pay a fine due to illegal use and behavior. This virus pretends to be the Ireland National Police Service and it does a good job at fooling many Irish computer or mobile device (Android phone/tablet, iPhone/iPad or iPod) users into paying this nonexistent fine out of fear. Recently, many computer users have received a warning. And this warning claims it is from An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service. Virus or real government? The warning threatens computer users that they have violated many laws of Ireland. Is it really from Ireland’s National Police Service? No, it is just a ransomware warning message. If a computer user has been infected by An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus, then their computer will be locked and they will be asked to pay a penalty for violating several computer laws and policies. Once this virus is installed on the computer it begins to alter the system setting sin order to disable programs and files from being opened. It also changes the registry settings and sets a lock screen to be displayed for the user to see once the computer is started. At this time the computer is locked and the user isn’t able to access any information or perform any tasks.
It states that the computer has been locked because of the following violations:
- Stolen and pirated files have been viewed on the computer.
- The computer has been linked to illegal information sharing between devices.
- The computer was used to view illegal child pornography websites and it was used to distribute child porn images and files.
- The computer was used to access prohibited and banned websites.
It goes on to explain that there is a fine due of 100, and if that is paid right away then there will not be additional charges and the pending legal action will be dropped. The hackers that have developed An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus, did so in order to trick computer users into sending them cash. It is designed to work fast, as it gives a very short time frame that the payment must be sent in from, and there is only one form of payment that is accepted, and that is Ukash. This is a prepaid payment form that allows the cardholder to put funds on the card and then use the electronic transfer number to instantly exchange funds.
This message will make you unable to understand what it is all about. You may ask” did I do anything wrong?” or “What have I done against the law?” Don’t be afraid of it. This is just a threatening warning of a scam malware. If you get this warning information, unfortunately, your computer has been infected by such scam malware. This malware has an interface with Irish or English language so that it can cheat more people into paying money to the hackers behind. Even there is a logo of Ireland’s National Police Service of Ireland. Don’t believe it, the real government department never send you such warning via internet. The virus is a variant of ukash ransomware and much similar to Gema and GVU from Germany, Sacem from France and Buma Stemra from the Netherlands. In fact, this virus is attacking many countries and areas with different languages and interface according to local conditions. Once such virus comes to your computer, it will block almost all the functions of windows system no matter in Windows 8, Windows 7, XP or Vista. You can’t do anything to open other programs. As the An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service virus warning shows to you, it will declare that your activities online have violated the Irish Law, including spreading porn information such as pictures, articles or videos, etc. If you don’t pay €100 to certain bank account, you will be prosecuted by Ireland’s National Police Service. Don’t believe even a word of this. If you pay money to that bank account, you will get nothing without your computer unlocked. What you do will just waste your money. Why don’t you take a safe solution to throw it away from your computer?
Let’s Have A Look At This Ireland Police Ukash Voucher Code Virus Scam:
Ucash Virus – An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Ransomware
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The routes of Ireland’s National Police Service Virus Scam transmission
This An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service virus may lurk in anywhere on the internet. In most cases, It hides in some unsafe websites or links waiting for your visiting. The chance for its spreading may be one of your unconscious click of some place when you want to download something or open some pages. Most of people even don’t know how they get caught by such virus since they don’t know that any activity they do may has a risk in bringing such virus. The virus may be bounded together with other legal programs or files, as long as you get them, you also get the virus at the same time. So you’d better never visit informal websites. Before you click some links or download something, look before you leap!
It seems that my antivirus is useless to remove Ireland’s National Police Service virus?
In fact, when you get infected such ransomware, antivirus is not just useless, but entirely paralyzed. The reason is that, when the virus accesses into your computer, it will do whatever to capture the computer and after it get the control authority, it will disable all the legit programs in its way. So the antivirus will be blocked to militate. Actually, you almost can’t do anything you want if your computer has been attacked by such virus unless you remove it completely.
Symptoms or Harmfulness of An Garda Síochána.Ireland’s National Police Service virus Infection
? Continually pops up fake alert to threaten you pay ransom which is really annoying.
? This viruses can gradually destroy your computer operating system.
? It can lock your computer and you can’t run normal applications.
? It will steal your personal information for illegal usage, which may bring you great harm both from finance and psychology aspects.
? When you suffer from economic losses, you makes the cyber cribbers have tasted the sweetness of illegal activities.
When the victim realizes that they have been scammed, the hackers will be long gone and onto the next victim, leaving the computer user with nothing that he or she can do in order to recover the money that they just sent in to the hackers. The message states that the block that has been placed on the computer will be removed right away once verified, but that is not the case at all. The PC will remain blocked, and the complete An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police Service Virus, detailed message can be seen here:
“Your computer is locked
Your computer has been locked by the automated information control system (AICS)
What is the reason?
This could be due to one of the following reasons:
1. Your computer has been used to view banned Web sites
2. Your computer has been used to view Web sites containing child pornography
3. Your computer has been used to illicit information exchange
4. Your computer has been used for storing / viewing pirated content
What should I do?
According to “Information Security and Control Act (ISCA)”, you are required to pay a fine of € 100. For the convenience of paying the fine we provide a secure payment gateway for Ukash Vouchers. You need to buy Ukash voucher(s) for sum of € 100 and enter the 19 (sometimes 16) digit code written on the voucher to the secure payment form, then press “Submit Code” button to send the code.
What will happen after I submit the code?
Once the Ukash voucher code is verified by our system your computer will be immediately unlocked.
If you want to pay a fine using two codes of € 50 each – you should enter the first code, after receiving confirmation, the second code.
What if I have problems?
If for any reason you can not pay the fine through a secure payment form, you will need to send an e-mail to email@example.com, stating your IP address and Ukash voucher code (19 digits or 16 digits) of total sum € 100. Once the code is verified by our system your computer will be immediately unlocked.”
Best Way to Remove An Garda Síochána, Ireland’s National Police Service virus Efficiently
Since your computer is locked by An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus, you have to delete the virus manually with professional computer knowledge.
Step A: Restart your computer in safe mode. To do this, please press F8 key before the system is started like this:
Step B: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of this virus. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be show with different name.
Step C: Delete all the files related to this scam ransomware.
Step D: Delete the Virus register entries created in computer system.
By the way: Manually remove ransomware virus is a rather difficult work, if you are not a professional computer expert. I recommend you to get YooCare/YooSecurity online service 24/7 in time. This is the real fastest and safe way to remove it.
Manual Removal Guide On Android Phone/tablet
1. Since your Android device is blocked by An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus, you will need to restart your phone to safe mode which starts up without loading any third-party add-ons. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your Android. Here are two examples for you to put your Android phone to safe mode.
a. For Samsung Galaxy S5 S4: 1) Power down your Android phone. 2) Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
b. For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices).
Note: If you have put your Android phone to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. For apple iPhone/iPad, please put it to airplane to stop and remove the malware alert, if you can’t do it, you are recommended to contact an expert online for further help.
Video Guide to Remove This Scam Malware Virus
Or you can view the An Garda Síochána Virus removal video guide on our website.
A notice has come up on my phone saying it has been blocked and i have been fined ?100 for watching porn how do i get this off my phone? When you had a pop up message saying to pay ?100 fine or Apple ID will be blocked what will you do? Will you be arrested if you don’t pay the fine in the next 24 hours? No, you won’t. Once the virus files are installed on the computer or mobile device they begin to unpack and make some changes to the settings. This disables any program or files that are currently on the computer or mobile device from being accessed. The message blocks all of the operations on the computer or mobile device and the victim will also notice that the message itself will not close or minimize on the screen. This forces them to read it and take in and evaluate all of the information that is presented. Some users got the virus, scanned and removed with anti-virus programs, then system restarted and won’t reboot. Just flashing cursor and black screen. It is important to understand that this is a virus attack and that the only way to remove the block that has been placed on the computer or mobile device is to delete all of the virus files that have been installed onto the computer or mobile device. Take a look at the detailed information and instructions above, as it will help to fully delete An Garda Síochána Ireland’s National Police Service Virus from the computer or mobile device.
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Published by Michael Myn & last updated on October 15, 2015 4:27 am