Your PC is blocked alert in name of United Kingdom Police is presented in your computer desktop to be scaring and a fine of 100 pounds are required to unlock the computer system?? Just ignore such a tricky alert of the PCeU scam. Read more in this post to get rid of this UK Police Ukash virus.
What is the UK Police virus (United Kingdom Police virus)?
The UK Police virus, also referred to as the United Kingdom Police virus, or Police Central e-crime Unit virus (It is necessary to mention that this UK Police virus is a new version of PCeU ransomware infection with new interface-be aware), is malware categorized as ransomware that illegitimately disguises as the United Kingdom Police (UK Police) and blocks access to the infected computer systemusing a full screen page, which alleges the PC is blocked due to violating Copyright and related laws (infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain , viewing or distributing prohibited pornography (including child Porn/Zoophillia article 202), and other laws, including simple computer negligence. Cyber criminals utilizing the UK Police virus and ransomware in general use this tactic of unethical social engineering to persuade unsuspecting victims to pay a minimum fine between 200€ and 500€ using Ukash or Paysafecard credit voucher services.
Paying the fine on the fake UK Police page is not suggested and will not remove the virus.In fact, paying the fine using Ukash or Paysafecard services may initiate the ransomware to further it’s progression which may include additional installment of undetected malware, such askeyloggers and Trojans used to collect sensitive information such as browser activity, browser history, stored information, credit card numbers, identification numbers, and more.
Please note, you are not in trouble with the United Kingdom police. This is a computer virus, and removing the UK Police virus will allow you to unlock and access your computer system without repercussions.
How does the UK virus infect computer system?
The United Kingdom Police virus, or simply UK virus can infect computers using a variety of tactics from a mixed amount of locations, including websites that host malware, freeware, shareware, torrents, media files, and codecs. The UK Police virus often infects computers viaphishing schemes that may include email spam, telephone phishing (caller claims to be legitimate and attempts to make remote connection to PC), and even social media scams.
- • The UK Police virus uses generic and ransomlock Trojans to attach to a computer system, likely without detection.
• The UK Police virus displays a fake full screen page or window restricting access to the computer system, claiming the computer is blocked due to at least one of the reasons below (entire message detailed below):
ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating “Copyright and Related 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 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/Zoophillia and etc.). This 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.
• The UK Police virus uses social engineering to cause anxiety, shock, or fright in order to persuade unsuspecting victims to pay an unnecessary fine.
• The UK Police virus may destroy a computer systems complete functionality and is capable of causing hardware failure. Cyber criminals utilizing malicious techniques and Trojans have the ability to take complete control of computer infected with the United Kingdom virus.
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To get rid of this United Kingdom Police virus, please follow below instructions in details. The solution may vary depending on the specific infected situation in your case. To remove some complex ransomware infections like this UK Police virus, you may need some patience as the removal is a little bit complicated. If any question in the process, please feel free to get in touch.
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.
Most ransomware exploits Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend the United Kingdom Police 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).
How to Remove United Kingdom Police Virus (Ransomware Remvoal Guide)
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(http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/. 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.
Also 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.
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.
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
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. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Remove Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk-Network Troubleshooting Tips
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.
Step10> 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:
In the prompt window, click Yes button to download and install the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender and perform a full scan to ensure all possible files of the infection is removed.
If any questions, please feel free to contact us for help.
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/
Recommended: It is necessary to clean up system files after virus removal in order to return a well-running computer OS. As for such, you can take all advantages of the system cleaner/optimizer Cloud System Booster, in order to ensure all invalid registry entires or leftovers of the infection are removed. A nice try of Cloud System Booster with the safely direct download it here: www.anvisoft.com/software/csb/
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