United States Cyber Security Virus Description
The United States Cyber Security Virus is a recent addition to a series of ransomware Trojans from the casually-nicknamed ‘Ukash Virus‘ family. Like all-but-identical Trojans, the United States Cyber Security Virus displays a pop-up that announces that you’re guilty of violating both copyright and pornography-related laws regarding online media viewing/distribution. This pop-up threatens you with dire legal action, all of which can apparently be avoided if you pay a one hundred dollar MoneyPak fee… a fee that is, incidentally, completely illegal and unrelated to any actual law enforcement agency. As is usually true of ransomware Trojans, United States Cyber Security Virus will try to prevent you from using any other software for removing the United States Cyber Security Virus until its fake fine is paid. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend overcoming this with Safe Mode or a USB drive-based system boot before you delete United States Cyber Security Virus in an extensive anti-malware scan.
The Lucky USA… No Longer So Lucky with Ransomware Attacks
The United States Cyber Security Virus is worthy of mention due to explicitly targeting United States citizens in its choice of a security logo, criminal code references and even in its payment preference – via MoneyPak, rather than the typical services (for ransomware Trojans of other regions) of Paysafecard or Ukash. While the United States Cyber Security Virus isn’t affiliated with real US law enforcement, the United States Cyber Security Virus does have strong ties to similar ransomware Trojans such as the Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus, the ‘Interpol Department of Cybercrime’ Ransomware, the Gema ‘Access to your computer was denied’ Virus and Den Svenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet Ransomware.
The United States Cyber Security Virus’s family of ransomware Trojans are sometimes distributed by spam e-mail messages that include Trojan file attachments or links to hostile sites, either of which can install United States Cyber Security Virus and other PC threats once you’ve been lured into launching them. SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest keeping a cursory knowledge of United States Cyber Security Virus’s warning pop-up in mind, since very similar pop-ups are used throughout the United States Cyber Security Virus’s family with only minor and, for the most part, regional, differences between them.
Why You Can Wipe That Sweat Off Your Brow and Wipe the United States Cyber Security Virus Off of Your Monitor
Along with accusing you of embarrassing crimes of an adult nature, United States Cyber Security Virus’s pop-up will also threaten you with serious legal action. As a ransomware Trojan that doesn’t have any real legal authority, United States Cyber Security Virus’s threats should be disregarded for the empty bluster that they are, and you should never pay a ransom fee to United States Cyber Security Virus or similar Trojans. SpywareRemove.com malware research team also notes the fake ‘recording’ window, which records your webcam input to make it look as though you’re being monitored by the police – don’t worry, you’re not!
While it’s unnecessary to pay the United States Cyber Security Virus’s fake legal fee, you will not be able to access other applications until you can prevent United States Cyber Security Virus and its screen-wide pop-up alert from launching. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider both Safe Mode (available to any Windows machine) and USB drive-sized recovery OSes to be useful for this purpose.
United States Cyber Security Virus Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
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Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect United States Cyber Security Virus What happens if United States Cyber Security Virus does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 'Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below. You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years. …. To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $100'
Posted: August 30, 2012 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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