If you live in Portugal and you see a notification on your screen sent by Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus, do not panic. Although it seems as though this screen-sized message is sent by the National Security office, it is not true. Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus is a ransomware infection that disables desktop access and then tries to persuade you that you have breached certain national laws by engaging into illegal cyber activity. The infection claims that your computer will be unblocked once you pay the ransom fee, but it is just a very elaborate fraud - Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus has no intention of unlocking your PC.
Portugal is not the only country that suffers from ransomware infections. Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus is a part of a wide Ukash group virus scheme, that includes a huge number of localized infections, for example EU Police Virus, FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, United Kingdom Police Virus and so on. The group is called Ukash viruses, because it makes use of Ukash and other alternative payment systems to collect ransom money. Making use of alternative payment system is a rather clever move, because it allows to target a lot more users - alternative payment systems does not require your bank account or credit card number, so Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus can extort your money quite easily if you follow the infection's instructions and believe in its notification:
ATENÇÃO! O seu PC está bloqueado devido a, pelo menos, por uma das seguintes razões.
Você violu “Direitos de Autor e direitos conexos com a lei correspondente” (Vídeo, Música, Software) e uso illegal ou distribuição de conteúdo protegido por direitos autorais, assim, infringido o artigo 128 do Código Penal da Rebública Protuguesa.
As multas só podem ser pagos durante 72 horas após a infração. Assim, depois de 72 horas, a possibilidade de pagar a multa sera expirada, e um processo criminal sera movido contra você automaticamente dentro das próximas 72 horas!
O valor de multa é €100.
Você pode pagar uma multa PaySafeCard ou Ukash.
The most important thing is to realize that no matter how much money you transfer for Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus it will never unlock your computer, nor will you be reported to law enforcement authorities, because you haven't breached any law in the first place. All the accusations presented by Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus is nothing but a scam, devised to push you into spending your money for nothing.
You need to bypass the desktop block in order to remove Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus. To do that, following the instructions below:
If you have any inquiries about Polícia De Segurança Pública Virus and its removal, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.