Can the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus block/lock your computer? I was scared as i received a notice on my screen telling that my computer locked by State of Qatar Ministry of Interior hoax and i have to pay a fine of 300$ (300 Euro or 1500 QAR) to unlock it. Is this real Qatar Police Government virus scam? If i don’t pay the fine within 72 hours, am i going to be arrested? I don’t want to go to jail, please help!!!
How to Unlock Computer From State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus Scam Warning Screen Notice?
The State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus is a ransomware attack that targets computer users in Qatar and attempts to trick them into paying a fine for violating copyright laws. The virus does a very good job of presenting what looks like a real message from the authorities, but in truth it is just an elaborate scam put together by computer hackers attempting to defraud citizens of Qatar out of money. this one is very similar to FBI Virus. This virus is spread fairly easy online through media file sharing sites and download sites that users frequent to download music and movie files. Sometimes this Windows virus causes blank screen. The hackers will usually hide the virus within new releases that they know will get a lot of download clicks. The user is completely unaware that they are downloading the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus as well. That is until the virus changes the system settings and locks the PC and displays the warning message. When the message is displayed the user is unable to close the window and they are not able to open another browser window. The virus blocks all features, further scaring the user into thinking that it is a real threat from the police.
Now, this State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU warning virus will initially scare some users and they might manually shut the computer down and power it back on, but when this is done the warning will pop up right away, again locking the computer. At this point many will believe it is real and take it seriously. The message claims that the fine must be paid with CashU, don’t like the other polices ask for either a paysafecard or by ukash, both of which are prepaid forms of payment similar to a preloaded gift card. This is done for two reasons, first, so the money cannot be traced to the hackers and second because once the user submits the code to release the money there is no way to recover the money. If it was paid by a credit card they could initiate a charge back and dispute the charge but when a prepaid method is used like the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus requires there is no way to recover the money once it is discovered that they have been scammed.
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Screenshot of Fake State of Qatar Ministry of Interior Notice
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Those that do fall for this virus and pay the fine will soon realize they have been taken advantage of once the warning message doesn’t go away. The message claims that the computer will be unlocked within 72 hours of the payment being received, but it will remain and the only way to remove it is to delete all of the files linked to the Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus from the system. We suggest this be done manually to make sure that it is done correctly, and you can review the detailed steps below to initiate the manual removal of the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus.
Before all you people who are going to get in safe mode with networking or safe mode with command prompt, you need to keep hitting F8 key, where is the key?
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:
Step B: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of Qatar Police virus Scam Malware. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be show with different name.
Step C: Delete all the files related to State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Scam Malware.
Step D: Delete registry entries of State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU scam created in computer system.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = “”.exe.dll
The State of Qatar Ministry of Interior scam malware doesn’t attempt to destroy the computer system like many of the other viruses. The hackers have just one goal with this virus, and that is to infect as many computers as possible in an attempt to get a large percentage to send them the money.
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Note: The warning screen itself is very convincing with a very authentic looking header with the logos and seals of the official law enforcement agencies. It also displays the users location via IP address and also displays the operating system they are running. This is just a way for the hackers to deliver more fear and make the computer user believe this is a real warning. The warning message accuses the user of violating copyright laws and participating in the distribution of illegal files, including pornography. It then states that the fine of 300 Euros or 300 dollars must be paid right away to avoid additional fines and possible jail time. It lets them know that once the payment is made that the computer will be unlocked. Don’t be fooled by the State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU Virus scam but find an effective way to save your computer, and the best choice get professional support from computer wiz for assistance.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on April 24, 2013 2:51 am