If, on your screen, you find a message sent by The Swedish Police and headlined Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash, know that your computer is now locked down by this ransomware infections, which should be removed but not trusted as some people tend to do. The message claims that the computer is paralyzed due to the user’s illegal activities and that the only way to unlock the PC is to pay a fine.
When such an infection appears on the screen, it is very important not to panic but think rationally. There is no institution which would use alert messages to inform a user about his/her alleged crimes and demand money. If the issue were real, officers would find a way to accuse the suspect; thus, do not think that the case of Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash is real and that you have to pay money through Ukash. Even thought Ukash is a legitimate service, after paying the charge of 500kr, you will not be able to get your money back.
The information presented by the alert message is similar to the information presented by such infections as FBI MoneyPak, PRS for Music virus and others, because the main issues are copyrighted and/or pornographic material. In this particular case, both issues are present. First, the accusation of storing pirated music is presented, and then another accusation of using pornographic material is given. Below, the original text is presented:
Din dator är låst - för ett eller ﬂera skäl som anges nedan. Du har brutit mot lagen 'om upphovsrätt och närsående rättigheter" (Video, Musik, Software) eftersom du har olagligt användat och / eller distribuerat innehåll som skyddat för upphovsrätt och därmed du har brutit mot §l28 Straffrätt Sverige.
Du har tittat eller distribuerat ett pomograﬁskt innehåll som är förbjudet (Child Porno /Zooﬁlia och etc). Det är ett brott mot §202 Straffrätt Sverige.
If you are located in Sweden, or any other country, keep in mind that ransomware infections are getting more and more popular, because cyber criminals want easy money. There are many different versions released earlier (e.g. FBI MoneyPak, Investigation Department virus, West Yorkshire Police virus, etc.), and a computer holder’s money is the only goal of all of those cunning infections.
You may think that it is enough to pay the fine and have the computer unlocked, but that does not remove Den Svenska Polisen It-sakerhet Ukash from the computer; hence, instead of thinking how to solve the problem, delete the virus from the computer with the help of a reliable spyware removal application so that you do not need to find the locations of the infection’s components on your own.
As the virus disables access to the Internet, it may seem impossible to download an antispyware tool. Luckily, you can do this if you reboot the computer in Safe Mode with Networking. The following guidelines will help you to get the program for the infection’s removal:
For Windows XP users: