Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain Virus/Ransomware-How to Remove

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Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain Virus/Ransomware-How to Remove

Postby Sophia » 2012-09-14 1:33

“Your computer is locked for violating of the law of Great Britain” once you turn on your computer and it just warn you this? Read more in this post to figure it out and a detailed ransomware removal guide is here to help unlock the pc.

Be aware and don’t be panic if such a scaring warning “Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain.” on your blocked pc. The warning alert has nothing to do with the good organization of West Yorkshire Police. And it is just a notorious virus infection that is widely known as police ukash virus created and spread by cybercriminals for web scams. How could any real Police institution do such a routine that seems more likely to be money robbing rather than legal money fine?

The ransomware scaring tricks online is detected rampant this year with many such tricks worldwide detected such as: FBI moneypak virus,AICS ransomware,IPA-IAC virus, PCEU virus,your computer has been locked by Department of Justice ransomware, GEMA ransomware, West Yorkshire Ukash Virus, etc. This Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain is just another pc lockup virus spread via Trojans to lock the victim computer and fake scaring warnings to trick unsuspected users to pay the ransomware via Ukash. Once compromised, its screen will warn you that your computer will be totally damaged and unusable, you are blamed in visiting pornographic websites, your IP address will be stored in their database and if you visit such pages again your data will be transferred to a special department for a further investigation. In order to unlock your computer you should pay a fine in amount of 100 pounds. However, the truth is it is outrageous lie and you are supposed to never effect any payments in such case. If you do, there will be nothing back and worse still, your data of credit card is leak for even more loss.

Here is a screenshot of this nasty Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain virus.


Be ware of this ransomware and make sure not be fooled.

Technical Info of this ransomware:

1. This ransomware creates the files:


If you have Windows XP OS, you should for look the next files:

%LOCALAPPDATA% = %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data

If you have Windows Windows 7 OS, you should look for the next files:


2. This ransomware creates the registry entries:

a. It creates the parameter AutoRun in the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor

b. Change the parameter value Shell in the registry key HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

c. Change the parameter value DisableTaskMgr into 1 (or creates the parameter with value 1) in the registry key HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

To get rid of the Your Computer is Locked for violating the law of Great Britain ransomware, follow below instructions:

Web cam control


    Once infected, there would be a little more than usual that this ransomware virus would even attempt to trick the user into thinking they are under surveillance by webcam, as it always shows a fake screen in “recording” status. Actually this even makes no difference on the infected computer with no web cam at all. Apparently, the truth is ready to jump out at your call.

Deny Flash

Most ransomware exploits Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend this ransomware viurs and enable the user to navigate through the infected system. If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps.

To disable (deny) flash



    2. Select the “Deny” radio option

    3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).

To unlock your computer by West York-Shire Ukash Virus/ransomware Removal

Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomware.

There are several ways to get rid of such Ukash ransomware depending on the specific situation of infection. If the computer can still boot into safe mode, please follow the Option 1 removal steps to go. If the computer is completely blocked from anything, including safe mode running, then bet on Option 2 removal steps to go.

Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore

    Step 1> Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter. See detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode


    Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)

    Step 2> Once the Command Prompt appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.


    Step 3> Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:

    Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
    Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter


    Step 4> Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.


    Step 5> Download, install, update and runAnvi Smart Defender( Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.


Removal Option 2 Using Anvi Rescue Disk to Remove the Ransomware and Repair the Infected Computer

Chances are your PC is heavily infected by this ransomware that it is blocked from safe mode running as well. If such is the case, the removal may be a little bit complex and here we use Anvi Rescue Rescue Disk to demonstrate the removal steps and good luck to you. If any question in the process, just let us know.

Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for reference.

    Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site.

    Direct download link:

    Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file download; please be patient while it downloads.

    Step 2> Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.

    Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before use it to record the iso image.

    Locate your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.


    Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:

    Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

    Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to USB drive when you get following message.


    Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

    Alternative Option

    You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.

    Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.


    Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.


    Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.


    Step 3>Restart your computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk. Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.

    For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.


    The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key

    • Ctrl+Esc
    • Ctrl+Ins
    • Ctrl+Alt
    • Ctrl+Alt+Esc
    • Ctrl+Alt+Enter
    • Ctrl+Alt+Del
    • Ctrl+Alt+Ins
    • Ctrl+Alt+S

    If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.

    If you can't enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.

    Step> 4 After that let's boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

    Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk

    please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.


    Step> 5Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.


    Step> 6 Make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. Please scroll down the file and check the tutorial if you fail to connect your computer to Internet.


    Step> 7 Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.


    Step>8 Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.


    Step> 9 Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue


    Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. You are probably disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.

    Step>10 Now your computer should be clean and rescued from the virus infection. To prevent the computer from infecting by such ransomware or related Trojans, please ensure you get proper protection on your computer and you may just keep the Anvi Smart Defender for this. Safe and direct download link:


Protect Your Computer from Ransomware or Similar Infections

To prevent such infection again attacking your computer, you may keep the antimalware tool Anvi Smart Defender on your computer for positive defending. There are both a free version and a pro version available. Or you may just turn on the security features of the browser to enhance computer security online. Seedetailed information on how to turn on security features of Internet Explorer, Firefox and Google Chrome here.

Good luck to you and be safe online.
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Re: Your computer is locked for violating the law of Great Britain Virus/Ransomware-How to Remove

Postby Autumn » 2012-10-16 0:46

It's very annoying and dangerous to be infected with this ransomware. If you have unfortunately got this infection already, please follow the removal instruction above to solve your problem. Out of your online security in future, we recommend you to install Anvi Smart Defender pro to provide your computer an extra layer of protection. Anvi Smart Defender Pro version is available to offer upgraded protection. 99% users of Anvi Smart Defender Pro have found it effective to guard the computer against the nasty ransomware infections like this Urausy Ransomware Virus. However, if you are among the 1% unlucky there(this case happens in particular situation with new variant of such Urausy Ransomware Virus), please contact our online technical support to surely help you out.

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