How to Remove Politia Romana PC Lockup Virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Politia Romana PC Lockup Virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-12-28 4:03


Your computer has locked by Politia Romana for a ransom paid to unlock the OS? Read more in this post to figure this ransomware infection out and a detailed removal guide to help you get rid of this ransomware infection completely and repair your computer is here to stay.

Politia Romana virus is a ransomware created by cyber hackers to scam users in Romania illegally in name of the local authority, Police Romania. It spread via Trojan named Reveton, which is also used to spread in the notorious FBI moneypak virus and Unite States Department of Justice virus. Everyone should be just aware of this and take due precaution on such scams online.

Definitely, it is not a coincidence that Romania today is also being largely and massively attacked by well-known ransomware program known as Reveton Trojan. This scam has been spreading around the cyber world for many months if not years already. It keeps attacking many systems even today in Romania, as well as other countries. This scam attacks computers and locks their systems, so that it is really difficult to unlock it in easy methods.

When Politia Romania virus attacks the PC it completely disables the desktop of the infected workstation, including the keyboard. The scary warning immediately comes up, allegedly from the Romanian police. However, the truth is that this is a product of hackers who want users to pay money via Ukash or Paysafeguard in their favor. You should be extremely careful not to obey their malicious instructions. The virus will tell you that you’ve committed some crimes online through your computer, thus explaining the reasons for the locked status of your computer.


Below is the lock screen of Politia Romana ransomware virus, just take care about this scam look.
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Here is the complete text from this ransomware locker. Again, ignore its contents completely, because the final goal of this locker is to rip users off.

Calculatorul Dvs este blocat
Dvs sunteţi contravenientul acţiunile căruia sunt ilegale şi duc la răspundere penală
Lucrul calculatorului Dvs este suspendat din cauza ciber-activităţii nesancţionate.
Mai jos sunt enumerate încălcările posibile:
Articolul – 174. Drept de autor
închisoare de la 2 pînă la 5 ani (Utilizarea sau distribuirea operelor de autor). Amenda de la 65 000 RON pînă la 70 000 RON.
Articolul- 183. Pornografie
închisoare de la 2 pînă la 3 anKUtilizarea sau distribuirea filelor pornografice). Amenda de la 65 000 RON pînă la 75 000 RON.
Articolul- 184. Pornografia cu participarea copiilor (sub 18 ani)
închisoare de la 10 pînă la 15 ani (Utilizarea sau distribuirea filelor pornografice).
Amenda de la 70 000 RON pînă la 140 000 RON.
Prima încălcare nu atrage răspunderea penală, ci doar achitarea amenzii în legătură cu legea de loialitate faţă de populaţie, adoptată la 04 decembrie 2012. La încălcările repetate răspunderea penală este inevitabilă.
Pentru a debloca calculatorul şi a evita alte consecinţe juridice sunteţi obligat să achitaţi o amendă de 400 RON.
Articolul- 104. Ajutor acordat terorismului
închisoare pînă la 25 ani fără drept la apel (Vizitarea sit-urilor grupărilor teroriste). Amenda de la 120 000 pînă la 155 000 RON cu confiscarea averii.
Articolul- 68. Răspîndirea programelor virusate
închisoare pînă la 2 ani (Crearea sau răspîndirea programelor virusate care au cauzat prejudicii altor calculatoare). Amenda de la 55 ooo RON pînă la 85 ooo RON.
Articolul- 113. Utilizarea software-ului fără licenţă
închisoare pînă la 2 ani (Utilizarea software-ului fără licenţă). Amenda de la 35 000 RON pînă la 75 000 RON.
Puteţi obţine Ukash de la sute de mii de site-uri din intreaga lume, portofolii oniine, chioşcuri şi ATM-uri.
Articolul- 99. Fraude cu cârduri de plată, carding
închisoare pînă la 5 ani (Operaţiunea cu utilizarea cârdului de plată sau rechizitelor lui, neiniţiată sau neconfirmată de posesorul ei). Amenda de la 90 000 RON pînă la 140 000 RON cu confiscarea averii.
rticolul 156. Expedierea spam-ului cu conţinut pornografic
închisoare pînă la 2 ani (Răspîndirea spam-ului cu conţinut pornografic prin intermediul scrisorilor electronice si reţelelor sociale). Amenda de la 65 ooo RON pînă la 135 000 RON.



Just be aware that such warning information is totally nonsense and whatever it say is only for online scams. And this is the usual tricks of ransomware infections worldwide.

If you unfortunately encounter such infection, just ignore whatever tells you to do and follow below removal guide to remove it all completely for free.


Threat Classification:

• Ransomware malware


Similar Ransomware Infections: FBI moneypak virus, PCeU virus (aka Metropolitan Police Ukash virus), Malex ransomware, Citadel Reventon Malware, United States Cyber Security virus, Your computer is locked for violating the Law of Great Britain virus, DOJ virus, File Encryption Virus, SGAE virus, An Garda Síochána. Ireland’s National Police Service virus, ISCA 2012 virus, Automated Information Control System virus, ACCDFISA Protection Program ransomware, Celas ransomware, Votre ordinateur est bloque! Gendarmerie Ukash virus, FBI Ultimate Game Card virus, Canadian Police Association Virus, Urausy virus/ransomware, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Virus, Bundesamt fur Polizei Virus, Canadian Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus, GEMA: Your computer has been locked virus, All Activity on This Computer Has Been Recorded-Fake FBI Warning infection, Den Syenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet Ransomware, Bundes Polizei Ukash virus, Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus, Internet Crime Crime Compliant Center ransomware virus, etc.



Webcam control

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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 Politia Romana virus 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

    1.Visit:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

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    2. Select the “Deny” radio option

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




How to Remove Politia Romana Ransomware Infection (Ransomware Removal Guide)


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

There are several removal options depending on the specific infection situations that you encounter. In many cases that the infected computer is still able to be booted into safe mode, you may use the removal option 1 via safe mode with command prompt troubleshooting method. In other cases that the computer is totally locked from safe mode operation, then you may have to try the removal option 2 using Anvi Rescue disk. Here we go. If any question, just let us know.


Removal Option 1 Safe Mode with Command Prompt Method

    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. More details on How to Boot Windows into Safe Mode

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    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.

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    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

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

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    Step 5> Download, install, update and runAnvi Smart Defender(http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/. Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.


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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 and 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: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip


    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.

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    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.


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    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.


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


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    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.


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    Step 3>Restart your computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive or 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.


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

    • 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 USB drive or 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.



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


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    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.

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    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.


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

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

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    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.Please restart your computer into the normal Windows mode.

    Please note, some ransomware infection variant is seriously persistent, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender in the rescue disk menu when the scan and repair is finished just as shown in below picture:

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    In the prompt window, click Yes button to download and install Anvi Smart Defender and perform a full scan to ensure all possible files of the infection is removed.

    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:http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/


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