POLITIE Belgique Police Fédérale Virus is a ransomware infection which probably does not surprise the majority of computer users who have ever come across this type of infection. This time this threat is aimed at deceiving computer users in Belgium. The threat, as well as the majority of the latest ransomware threats, is distributed by Urausy Trojan which locks the computer down and displays a fraudulent message representing the police of Belgium. In addition to the logo of the Federal Police (Belgique Police Fédérale), the warning also contains the emblem of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) which is a real institution that seeks to fight against different forms of cyber crime.
According to POLITIE Belgique Police Fédérale Virus, your machine has been paralyzed because of the illegal actions performed on the locked computer. You are said to have been related to the use of copyrighted material; moreover, the warning claims that you may be involved in the use or distribution of pornography, and so on. We recommend that you ignore the message as the statements are given to convince you that you are indeed dealing with the Federal Police of Belgium.
In order to unlock the computer, cyber criminals want you to pay a fine of 100 Euros. Like in other instances of ransomware scams, they have chosen the well-known prepaid services Ukash and Paysafecard:
La somme de l’amende fait 100€. Utilisez PaySafeCard ou Ukash.
The same statements you will find in other variants of the threat, including FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, Politiet Norge Virus, Ministerstvo Vnútra Virus, and others. The sum of money will depend on the currency of the country, so instead of Euros, you may be required to pay in American dollars, or other currency.
It is important to keep in mind that warning is not a legitimate notification but a ransomware scam which has been designed to trick you into giving your money up. The receiver of your money is likely to be a group of cyber criminals, so instead of paying the money, you should remove POLITIE Belgique Police Fédérale Virus.
We recommend that you use SpyHunter because this spyware removal tool is all that you need. It will delete the infection and safeguard the system against new threats. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to install our anti-malware tool. If you encounter any difficulties while trying to install the tool, leave your comment below in the comment box.