Poliisihallituksen Virus is a malignant ransomware infection, designed to steal your money by intimidating you. This ransomware that targets Finnish users works like all the others - it freezes your computer screen, displays a fake warning message, asks for money and hopes you do not Google it to check if it is the real thing. You did, though, so all you need to do now is remove Poliisihallituksen Virus from your computer.
This infection can get into your computer using several different techniques, all pretty common for ransomware infections. Those methods include genuine, yet infected software, Trojans, dangerous websites, spam e-mail attachments and links. Whichever pathway Poliisihallituksen Virus used to infect your system, the fact that it shows up immediately after doing so stays the same, so if you want to track it back to a precise reason, you should be able to do so.
When it is in, it promptly locks your screen and displays the aforementioned fake warning message. The criminals hope to scare you into paying their ransom by accusing you of various different crimes and insisting you will face scathing consequences. While the most benign of these “offenses” is sending mass-spam e-mails and possessing/distributing pirate music, videos and software, they move on to blaming you of such malicious things as possessing/distributing children, animals and rape pornography and hacking for classified information.
All of those are, of course, completely bogus; as are the “punishments” they inform you about. Even though they try to scare you with extensive prison sentences and humongous “fines”, it can actually make them look a bit strange when they promise all these charges will go away with paying just €100. You should not believe a word you read from that message; instead, you should most definitely delete Poliisihallituksen Virus. See an excerpt from their fake warning:
HUOMIO! Titokonesi on lukittu turvallisuuden vuoksi allamainittujen syiden takia.
Sakon määrä on €100. Sinä volt maksaa laskun voucherian PaySafeCard avulla.
The developers of this infection have released countless other clones: Arma dei Carabinieri virus, Internet Police virus, Cybercrime Politie Nederland Virus, etc. Certainly, you want to remove Poliisihallituksen Virus. You should note that manual removal is particularly tricky, and if you happen to lack the experience needed, you should refrain from trying it, as you can harm your system. However, you should be able to unlock your screen and eliminate the ransomware with the help of an automatic malware removal tool.