‘Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason’ Ransomware

Posted: September 9, 2013

‘Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason’ Ransomware Description

Attention Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason Ransomware Screenshot 1The 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware is an unusually cheap form of a new fake Police Trojan that locks your computer, justifies it by claiming that your Internet usage has been connected to various online crimes, and finally demands a small fee before your computer will be unlocked. Like previous, more expensive versions of similar PC threats to the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware, paying the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware will not unlock your PC, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers stress that this fake Police Trojan's alert is not authorized by any kind of government agency. Regardless of the affordability of its ransom, you should continue to remove the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware and similar PC threats with appropriate anti-malware tools and procedures whenever you start seeing their criminal alerts.

Why a 'Security Reason' Isn't a Great Reason to Give Criminals Your Money

The 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware is one of the newest variants of old fake Police Trojans and fake FBI Trojans to establish a new attack campaign against victims living in Europe and other stereotypically 'first world' regions. Some examples of related PC threats that behave identically to the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware except for in using a different style of pop-up alert include the 'FBI Cybercrime Division' Virus, the 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware, the FBI Ultimate Game Card Virus, 'All Activities of this Computer Have Been Recorded' Ransomware, 'Policija un Drošības Policija' Ransomware and the FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus. Note that the specific legal entities referenced may vary with the victim's IP address and corresponding country of residence.

The 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware uses the same basic style of ransomware attack that its recent ancestors made infamous: loading a modified browser window whenever Windows starts to block you from accessing the desktop or any other programs. This pop-up claims to have connected your PC to illegal activities including, but not limited to, viewing child pornography or using pirated software, but the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware's attacks don't necessarily correspond to any illegal activities on the part of the victim.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have only seen a single noteworthy trait from the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware to distinguish the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware from its brethren: the oddly-low ten dollar ransom fee the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware demands. For the sake of comparison, most other ransomware-based PC threats, including file encryptors, other fake Police Ransomware Trojans and Windows lockers prefer to demand fees that begin at one hundred dollars and go up from there. However, just because the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware's ransom is surprisingly affordable doesn't make paying it a good solution to an 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware infection.

Paying Attention to the Best Ways to Remove an Agent of Fake Legal Warnings

Deleting the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware typically necessitates blocking the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware beforehand, which will let you use any previously-blocked programs, such as anti-malware utilities, that can help disinfect your computer. Safe Mode usually is adequate for basic fake Police Trojans like the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware, although SpywareRemove.com malware experts also recommend resorting to USB drive-based system boots if they're needed to disable all related PC threats.

The 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware's distribution vectors haven't been confirmed, but most likely conform to the standards of past types of ransomware, including similar PC threats from the Reveton family. Malicious websites that use exploit kits to install the 'Attention! Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware automatically should be considered a predominant security hazard that, thankfully, can be averted with a combination of good Web-browsing practices and anti-malware Web security.

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