Is your screen blocked by a strange notification that does not allow you to access your desktop? Are you from Latvia? Then the chances are that you are infected with Latvijas Valsts Policija virus. This computer infection is classified as ransomware application. It is very similar to other infections from the same group, such as Politie Office Central Virus. Latvijas Valsts Policija Virus is localized for users in Latvia or anyone, who uses Latvian IP. When you are infected with this threat, you see a notification on your screen which says that your computer has been locked by the Latvian Police office (Latvijas Policja). Supposedly, you have committed a few cyber crimes and so your PC has been locked by the authorities.
Perhaps such claims and tactics are successful in intimidating computer users - naturally, it is easy to give your money away, when your computer is blocked and you are threatened with possible imprisonment. However, Latvijas Valsts Policija Virus is created by cyber criminals and it has nothing with law enforcement authorities. It makes use of the same tactics as other Ukash virus group infections - Europol Virus, Decrypt Protect Virus, and so on. The first thing that you have to do, is keep your money to yourself. No matter what Latvijas Valsts Policija Virus tells you, you need to realize that the entire notification on your screen is false. Therefore, do not even think of transferring your money via Ukash or PaySafeCard:
Uzmanību! Jūsu dators ir bloķēts, vismaz viena iemesla dēļ no tiem, kur ir noradīti zemāk.
Jūs pārkāpat “Autortiesību un blakustiesību aizsardzības likumu” (Video, mūzika, programmatūra) un nelikumīgi izmantojiet vai izplatiet informāciju, kas aizsargāta ar autortiesībam, tādējādi pārkāpjot Latvijas Kriminālprocesa kodeksa 128. Pantu.
Soda naudu var maksāt tikai 72 stundu laikā pēc pārkāpuma veikšanas. Tiklīdz kad 72 stundas pēc pārkāpuma, lai varētu samaksāt naudas sodu, beidzas, krimināllieta ir automātiski ierosināta prêt jums nākamo 72 stundu laikā!
Soda apmērs ir LVL 50 vai €100. Jūs varat maksāt sodu pār PaySafeCard vai Ukash.
The infection says that if you do not pay 50 LVL or 100 Euro ransom fee within 72 hours, your computer will be locked for good and your data will be forward to the court. It also says that if you try unlocking the PC on your own, your hard disk will be formatted. Obviously, Latvijas Valsts Policija Virus does not have an ability to format your hard drive, because it is nothing, but a ransomware infection distributed by Trojans. You need to follow the instructions below to get your desktop back, and then invest in a reliable antimalware program to remove Latvijas Valsts Policija Virus once and for all.
Instructions for Windows 8
Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7
Instructions for Windows XP
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