Can the United Kingdom Police lock your computer? No. But the United Kingdom Police virus can lock down your whole screen stating your looking illegal activities then telling you have to pay £100 to get it unlocked. How to unlock your computer from United Kingdom Police blocked computer virus hoax?
Computer blocked by United Kingdom Police Virus (Ukash Scam) – How to Remove?
The United Kingdom Police Virus is a high risk ransomware attack that blocks the users computer and demands that 100 pounds be paid in order to unblock the computer, all stemming from copyright violations involving downloading and sharing pirated files online. It is important to understand that the UK police will never just block someone’s computer, and they sure will not demand that a fine is paid through the computer. The people behind this computer virus are experienced hackers that have the goal of infecting as many computers as possible in hopes that many users are tricked into sending the money. Like the Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus, AFP Ukash virus and PCeU virus, this fake warning screen first pretends to be the United Kingdom government police and puzzles users think it is real so that they are scared to pay, it says if the computer owner don’t pay 100pounds within 72 hours, they will be arrested. Computer went to white screen with submit box then force log out of safe mode, also after paying the fine your computer will be unlocked. These are all serious charges and will really open the eyes of the user, making them pay close attention to the warning message details.
There are other versions of this virus that belongs to the same virus family, but the United Kingdom Police Virus specifically targets users in the UK and anyone running a Windows based operating system is at risk of being infected with this ransomware. It is spread through malicious websites and file sharing sites that feature downloads that include the virus files along with the featured download, and as soon as it is installed on the computer, the United Kingdom Police Virus begins to alert the system settings and file registry. These changes block any programs and operations from working while the warning message is displayed. This lock screen cannot be closed or minimized and even if the user shuts down the power manually and restarts in safe mode the lock screen will automatically pop up.
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Screenshot of Ukash United Kingdom Police Virus
Symptoms or Harmfulness of United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus
The message states that the user has 72 hours to pay the fine of 100 pounds by either a Ukash or Paysafecard, both of which are prepaid payment options that offer zero protection to the consumer, so once they realize that they have been scammed there is no way to recover or dispute the charge. This is why the hackers only accept these prepaid payment methods. The message also states that if the fine is not paid within the 72 hour window of time, that there will be additional fines and possible criminal charges as well. The message presented by the United Kingdom Police Virus looks like this:
“ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below. You have been violating. Copyright and Related Rights Law. (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.
Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years. Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been… Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to £100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of £2,000 to £8,000. Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit. seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.
Article 212 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to £250,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above mentioned article 210 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.
Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours. Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of Great Britain of February 04, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours! The amount of fine is £100. You can pay a fine Ukash or PaySafeCard. When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in Ito 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account. Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations. In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.”
Best Way to Remove UK Police Virus (Ukash Scam) Efficiently
The only way to unblock the computer and return it to its original operation is to remove all of the United Kingdom Police Virus files located in the system files. Complete instructions are located below and will help to clear all of the infected files from the computer and remove the block, returning the computer to its original settings.
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(For Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7), to boot in safe mode with networking in Windows 8, click here to review more details:
Step B: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of United Kingdom Police Virus (Ukash Scam). Because the name will be changed fast, it will be show with different name.
Step C: Delete all the files related to UK Police Virus (Ukash Scam) Malware.
%Desktop%\United Kingdom Police.lnk
Step D: Delete registry entries of UK Police Virus Ukash scam created in computer system.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\bisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\init.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0
By the way: It is fake UK Police virus scam. Manually remove United Kingdom Police Virus is a rather difficult work, if you are not a professional computer expert. We recommend you to get YooCare/ YooSecurity online service 24/7 in time. This is the real fastest and safe way to remove it.
Video Guide to Remove United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus Scam
The warning message of the United Kingdom Police Virus lists the IP address of the user, the location, the Internet service provider (ISP), and the operating system that the computer is running. This is a simple script that the hacker installs on the warning page, but many users feel that it is real because they are displaying the actual information of the user, and an inexperienced computer user will feel that the message is real since they have that information. This leads to many people rushing out to get the prepaid cards in order to pay the 100 pounds before the 72 hour deadline passes. Even if it is paid they will soon realize that they have been taken advantage of once the block is not removed.
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Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on May 23, 2013 9:03 am