‘An Garda Siochana’ Ransomware

Posted: July 20, 2012

‘An Garda Siochana’ Ransomware Description

An Garda Siochana Ireland National Police Service ransomware Screenshot'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware is a variant of the Ukash Virus that's specific to the region of Ireland. While 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware represents a new country for Ukash Virus-based Trojans to attack, 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware's scam is identical to those that are used by other members of its family. 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware infections coincide with the appearance of illegitimate police warnings that are contained in a desktop-blocking HTML pop-up, and the text of these pop-ups accuses you of criminal acts while asking that you pay a fee to unlock your computer. As malicious and illegal software, 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware should never be given into, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you use appropriate anti-malware techniques to stop and delete 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware without any recourse to spending your money on its ransom.

'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' Ransomware: Exploiting Ireland's Law Enforcement for Its Own Ends

'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware is the first variant of the Ukash Virus that's confirmed to target Ireland, although other members of this ransomware family have attacked various regions of the United Kingdom, including nearby Scotland. Within the Ukash Virus family of ransomware Trojans, close relatives of 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' Ransomware include the West Yorkshire Ransomware, Scotland Yards Ukash Virus, Metropolitan Police Ukash Virus, 'The Great Britain Police Central e-crime Unit' Ransomware and Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware. While the above examples are specific to Europe, other members of the Ukash Virus family have been known to target countries in other regions, including North America.

'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware's presence on any Windows computer is immediately followed by its creation of a fake pop-up alert, supposedly from Ireland's National Police, that accuses the affected PC of being involved in criminal activities. Accusations include somewhat humiliating crimes, such as trafficking in child pornography, as well as relatively believable ones (such as associating with pirated media products). 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware's pop-up advises you to pay a Ukash-based fee to restore access to your locked PC, although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers discourage this as unnecessary.

Contriving an Escape from 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' Ransomware's Virtual Prison

Even though 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware pretends to be affiliated with a legitimate law enforcement organization, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't found even the slightest indication that the actual An Garda Siochana is involved in 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware at all. As crude ransomware, 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware should be regarded as no less malicious than any other type of Trojan, and there's no reason for you to heed its fraudulent legal warnings.

Any anti-malware program that's able to delete most variants of the Ukash Virus should be able to handle removing 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware, although you may be blocked from accessing such programs at first. To disable 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware's pop-up alert so that you can scan your PC, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend booting from a media device or booting Windows into Safe Mode, whichever is preferable. Like other members of the Ukash Virus family, 'An Garda Siochana Ireland's National Police Service' ransomware's application-blocking behavior is based on covering your OS's interface with its pop-up and doesn't cause permanent damage to unrelated programs.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘An Garda Siochana’ Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.


An Garda Siochana Ireland National Police Service ransomware Screenshot 2An Garda Siochana Ireland National Police Service ransomware Screenshot 3

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘An Garda Siochana’ Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

Home Malware Programs Ransomware ‘An Garda Siochana’ Ransomware

Leave a Reply

Please note that we are not able to assist with billing and support issues regarding SpyHunter or other products. If you're having issues with SpyHunter, please get in touch with SpyHunter customer support through your SpyHunter. If you have SpyHunter billing questions, we recommend you check the Billing FAQ. For general suggestions or feedback, contact us.