Windows users living in Luxembourg need to beware of Unité Spéciale de la Police Virus, a deceptive and highly malicious ransomware. This clandestine threat has been developed to fool you into believing that Police expect you to pay a fine of €100 via Paysafecard. Of course, from first sight it may appear to you that this is exactly what you should do. In case your computer has already been locked by the ransomware and you are presented with a suspicious notification you must have noticed the number of suspicious-looking credentials. Are you familiar with Police Grand-Ducale, Computer Incident Response Center Luxembourg, Interpol and other law enforcement organizations? Well, they have nothing to do with the lock-down of the system despite the attached logos, names and pictures. All of this is a scam to trick you into following the misleading demands and ignoring the necessary Unité Spéciale de la Police Virus removal.
If you live outside of Luxembourg, you may discover your personal computer locked by Police Judiciaire Fédérale Virus, Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP) Virus and similar infections. Many of these have been activated on the target systems by the Urausy Trojan. This clandestine threat can enter via spam email attachments, bundled downloads, infected USB drives and similar security backdoors. Then the infection can modify Windows Registry settings, remove administrative privileges and disable access to the desktop. Without a doubt, the most important task for this Trojan is to present this fictitious notification:
Votre ordinateur personnel est bloqué pour des raisons de sécurité suivantes. […]
La valeur de l’amende infigée sur Vous est de €100 euros. […]
Sous le contrôle du Ministère de l’Intérieur, de l’Interpol, de l’Alliance pour la protection de droits d’auteur (Copyright Alliance), de l’Alliance Internationale pour Sécurité Cyber (International Cyber Protection Alliance).
Whether your personal Windows system has been paralyzed by Unité Spéciale de la Police Virus or any other malicious ransomware, it is extremely important that you remove the threat as soon as possible. The infection has exposed security vulnerabilities and it is possible that soon enough cyber crooks will drop even more dangerous threats onto the computer. Do you know how to delete Trojans, fake AVs, rogue system optimizers, worms or keyloggers? If you do not – ensure that you have Unité Spéciale de la Police Virus deleted before any further risks are imposed.
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