Is National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware real or fake? I was watching video earlier and then my computer was blocked. Then I got a warning locked down my whole computer saying that I have to pay £100 because I was watching porn etc. Now I cannot access my computer anymore. What can I do now to unlock my computer? Do I really need to buy Ukash and pay for the money? I still thought it was fishy. Please help me to unlock the computer.

Computer Is Locked By National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware Virus – How to Unlock?

National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware, just as the name implies, it belongs to a malicious Ransomware designed by the cyber criminals in order to lock one’s computer by the name of National Crime Prevention Unit and ask its victims to pay a non-existent fine. It also belongs to a variant of Ukash virus which has already spread all over the Internet and mainly used to attack PC users in United Kingdom.

This virus is responsible for locking the computer screen and displaying a warning message claiming from the Metropolitan Police or the government, accusing the computer of being involved in copyright violations, SPAM emailing, and the distribution of pornographic content. Then it demands users to pay £100 via Ukash or Paysafecard to get a 19 digits code and type in the code to unlock the computer. Users should never do that as this fake message suggests because this warning is fake. It is important to understand that National Crime Prevention Unit will never just block one’s computer like this way, not to mention they will demand a fine is paid through the computer. Nowadays, many computer users have been fooled by this scam because they may think that if it’s really from the police office at the first glance of this virus because the virus page also displays their IP addresses and they are afraid if they don’t pay the fine, they will be arrested and sent to jail. However, once the fine is sent, they get no code available to get the computer unlocked but just lose the money.

No matter how convincing its appearance looks like, you should know National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware is a new released scam which should not be trusted. Cyber criminals often updates the design of this lock screen so that there are many versions of this virus. If your computer is blocked by this virus, please calm down and never send the money to the criminals. UK police will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities. Considering this is a malware, it is suggested users to remove it as quickly as possible.

Suggestions: To unlock your computer from National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware virus locking message, a manual removal is needed ASAP. Contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for assistance if you are not a computer expert and have no idea on how to do it on your own.

National Crime Prevention Unit Virus\ Ransomware Locked Page Screenshot


Best Way to Unlock Your Computer And Remove National Crime Prevention Unit Malware Efficiently

To gain access back in the computer again, one should try to unlock the computer by removing this Ramsomeware instead of paying for it.In a few cases, paying the requested fine does help unlock the computer. However, it doesn’t help remove the virus out of your PC completely. Virus files and registry entries must be remove completely, otherwise you will get this virus installed one or two day later. Below are some steps on how to unlock your computer manually from National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware. Advanced computer skills will be required since the guide isn’t for every virus. The associating files and registry entries can be different each time.

Step A: Restart computer in safe mode with networking. To do this, just need to press F8 key constantly before the system is started like this:

safe mode with networking

Step B: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of the malware. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be show with different name.

Step C: Delete all the files related to National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware Scam.

Step D: Delete registry entries of this scam created in computer system.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll

Similar Video Guide to Remove This Ransomware Virus And Unlock The Computer Immediately


National Crime Prevention Unit Ransomware is nothing but a hoax that freezes users PC and then blocks it with the message that “The computer was locked to stop illegal activities”.  This well-designed virus is created by Cyber criminals with an aim to scare computer users into paying a fine of 100GBP to unlock the computer. It gives fake message saying users are against the law of United Kingdoms and then threatens them to pay. When you have realized that, you should find an effective way to unlock your computer. But we have to say this virus is rather stubborn and tricky, it can escape from all the security tools which means even if you spend a few hours in scanning the computer by all kinds of anti-malware programs, you still get no luck to remove the malware. Under such circumstance, a professional manual removal is needed.

Special tips: Spending a lot of time fixing your computer with no success? Don’t want to get things worse, please contact YooSecurity PC experts now to unlock your computer and remove this scam safely and completely.

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 24, 2013 2:43 am

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