Should your computer be locked by a big notification that reads “Your Computer Has Been Locked”, stay calm and do not panic. It may seem as though you have been denied desktop access, because you committed several cyber crimes, but the message you are seeing on your screen is not distributed by the Canadian Forces Military Police. This notification belongs to Police Cybercrime Virus that attacks users in Canada, and unless you unlock your computer and remove Police Cybercrime Virus, you will not be able to access your desktop.
The main reason why this notification is displayed on your screen is money. Police Cybercrime Virus follows the path of all the other Ukash Virus group infections, and it is just another version of Ministry of Public Safety Canada Virus, ISCPA Virus, Canadian Security Intelligence Virus and others. These infections are categorized as ransomware which means that Police Cybercrime Virus holds your computer hostage in effort to extort some money out of you. This infection has nothing to do with the law enforcement authorities, and it has entered your computer, because you have been infected with Reveton Trojan.
No matter what information Police Cybercrime Virus might display, you are to ignore the following message completely:
YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED
You have broken the law, your actions are illegal and will lead to criminal liability.
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyberactivity.
A first-time violation may not lead to imprisonment. In the case of a first-time violation you just need to pay the fine according the Law of Loyalty to the People as of December, 04, 2012.
To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obliged to pay a release fee of 100 CAD.
Basically, Police Cybercrime Virus tries to convince you that you have been involved in illegal distribution of copyrighted material, child pornography, distribution of virus programs and even promoting terrorism. It scares users into believing that this might be the end, and then it tries to let it go easily by saying that once you pay a 100 CAD fee via Ukash or PaySafeCard alternative payment systems, your computer will be unlocked and all of the charges lifted at once.
Unfortunately, no matter how many times you transfer the payment to Police Cybercrime Virus, it will never leave your computer. You need to unlock your desktop yourself, and then invest in a powerful computer security program that will help you to remove Police Cybercrime Virus for good, as well as protect your system from other possible infections.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
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