I was watching a funny movie on a website that I usually go, but suddenly a web page popped up saying it comes from Strathclyde Police. I was shocked when I saw this police warning as I had been charge for watching porn video. I swear I did not watch that kind of stuff. Then I went online to do some research about this warning and figured out that it is a fake scam virus that tries to steal money from people. Now my computer is locked, how can I get this thing off from my computer? I don’t know what to do now. Please help.
Brief Introduction to This Virus
Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus comes from the Ukash virus family. Just like the Metropolitan police virus and Cheshire Police Authority, it is mean tool designed by cyber criminals who try to threaten victims by using the police authority. It has nothing to do with the police as everyone can clearly know that if you break the law, what police will send to you are the policemen to your house, not the warning messages to your computer. It has been reported by many people on the Internet which means the number of victims is still increasing rapidly. People who encounter this virus on their computers should not get tricked by it.
The Screenshot of This Scam Virus
Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus has a specific target group in the world. Mostly, computer users who locate in United Kingdom can be attacked by this virus, especially those users who live in Strathclyde. From the interface of the fake warning, we can find the local police logo and metropolitan police logo at the top of the page, and victim’s IP address and location can be listed. Also, your computer can be locked by it due to illegal activity in the network. Don’t be fooled by it. They all are the tricks designed by cyber hackers. The only one purpose for those stuff is to scare computer users to convince that they have done something wrong on the web. In order to get out of this lock, computer users are asked to pay 100 pound. This will not only help them unlock their computers but also free from further punishment from the police. Don’t fall into the trap! Making the payment cannot unlock your computer from the virus as some victims said that they paid the find but their computers were still locked!
Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus is a kind of scam virus that needs to be removed in time. Only in this way, your computer can be unlocked from the fake police warning. Generally, this scam virus can be distributed on the Internet by cyber hackers. They can hack into many other websites to make them be the proxy servers to spread this infection. So when people come to the corrupted web pages and click on something in them, this virus can be activated immediately. Also computer users can be attacked by it via E-mails. Hackers can edit this virus as an attachment in E-mails and forget the titles of them, and then the bad guys would send those fake E-mails randomly to computer users. Once people get cheated by the titles and contents, they will be lured to click the attachment which actually is the virus. As soon as they click on it, the fake police warning can appear.
The properties of the Infection
-Can lock the browser or system won’t let you do anything on it
-Tells you that you must pay for the violation of law by using MoneyPak or some other ways.
-You are charged for doing something illegal, but actually you didn’t.
-Tells you that your activities in this computer have been recorded and your files have been encrypted.
-Your IP address and some basic information are listed on the page.
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
Manual Removal Guide to Unlock Your Browser or System from Fake Police Warning (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and then press F8 key constantly before windows launches. Use your arrow keys to highlight “safe mode with networking” and then press Enter.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Bundespolizei GVU Virus, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
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Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus is a totally scam rather than a real police warning. It can lock the entire computers so that computer users will not able to anything on the corrupted computers. In order to unlock the computers, users need to pay a fine. However, the penalty is unnecessary as it will not help you unlock the computer. This virus can hide deeply in computer which cannot be detected by anti-virus programs. This virus can be activated from the start up which means people will have no time to do other things on the infected computer whenever it is on.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 27, 2014 5:59 am