Ukash Trojaner refers to a group of ransomware infections that have attacked a variety of computers around the world, in particular, the US and Europe. There are many variants of the Trojan, whose versions are adjusted to the country where it is spread. The changes of the Trojaner mean that the language of the messages that are displayed after infecting the computer varies in accordance with the language spoken in the country. For example, Ukash Trojaner has such versions as GEMA virus, Polizia Di Stato Virus, Northern Constabulary E-Crime Unit virus, Australian Federal Police virus, SACEM virus, and these threats are just a part of the large group of Ukash infections whose only intention is obtain computer user’s money by deception.
The scheme to trick users is very simple: the infection enters the system, disables access to multiple programs, which may result in the lock-down of the whole desktop as well as the Internet. Further, the Ukash Trojaner displays a notification saying that the computer is blocked due to particular reasons related to issues of copyrighted material, child pornography or both. Below you will find how the cunning virus attempts to scare users in different languages:
Auf Ihrem Computer wurden illegal heruntergeladene musikstücke ("raubkopien") gefunden
Nel tuo computer sono stati trovati video-file contenti la pornografia, elementi di violenza e la pornografia minorile.
En su ordenador asimismo fueron encontrados archivos de vidoe que contienen pornografia, elementos de violencia y pornografia infantil.
The computer is said to be locked because of violation of laws; “luckily”, the user is given a chance to deal with the issue by paying a fine, which varies depending on the country and the currency. It can be 50 or 100 Euros; 100 American Dollars or 50 Pounds. Whatever the price for unlocking the PC is, it is crucial not to pay the money and ignore the misleading notifications, because Ukash Trojaner is a scam, which should be dealt with by taking serious measures. Typically, the virus provides the user with an online paying system Ukash, but, in some cases, other services such as Paysafecard or MoneyPack are used. In any case, the sooner the Ukash Trojaner is removed, the more beneficial it is to the computer, because the removal lessens the chance of having new infections downloaded onto the PC.
To remove any version of Ukash Trojaner you will need a powerful spyware removal program, which is able to remove all types of infections and safeguard the computer against future infections. To download one, follow the instructions below:
Windows XP users: