‘Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’ Ransomware

Posted: July 21, 2013

‘Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’ Ransomware Description

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus is a fake Police Trojan used to block your access to your own computer software while it demands a ransom fee through the Ukash payment service. Although the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus is specialized for targeting residents of Canada and includes a pop-up with fake legal details that reference branches of the Canadian government, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts previously have seen clones of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus targeting other countries in all major regions of the world. Typically, removing a Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus will require that you prevent its startup and accompanying pop-up alert, which can be achieved through various standard security techniques – some of which are elaborated upon in this article.

A Low-Ranking Digital Thug Masquerading as a Head of Police

It should be easy enough to guess that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus actually is not linked to the Canadian police force or any other branch of the Canadian government – even more so than usual, once you realize that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus is identical to many other Police Ransomware Trojans that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have examined in the past year. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus, like similar ransomware, automatically displays a pop-up (a normal browser window that's been modified so that it can't be closed or minimized) that accuses your computer of being involved in online crimes such as the ever-prolific misdeed copyright infringement. Besides some Canada-specific changes to the pop-up, it also is worth noting that this pop-up detects the IP address of your PC and uses that to display your geographical region as part of its 'criminal identification' scam.

While accusing you of being a criminal, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus also enacts a system lockdown that can prevent you from using basic Windows tools, such as your Task Manager. In some cases, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus also may hijack your browser, and most security-related programs (such as antivirus scanners) are likely to be blocked. SpywareRemove.com malware experts categorize any Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus as a security hazard, even if you've already realized that there's no need to pay the fine that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus demands.

Disassociating Your PC from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus's Pop-Up

The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus is an illegal and malicious program that isn't tied to the real CACP, but the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus's attacks certainly are real enough, and should be subverted through appropriate security strategies. SpywareRemove.com malware experts usually recommend attempting Safe Mode as the easiest solution to automatically-launching PC threats like the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus, but other tools (such as booting from a safe USB drive or booting directly into the Command Prompt program) also are available. These strategies also can be used against many of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus's relatives from Canada and other countries, including the Ministry of Public Safety Canada Ransomware, the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security' Ransomware, the Polizja Biuro Służby Kryminalnej Ransomware, the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus, the Policia Nacional de Uruguay Virus, the FBI Department of Defense Ransomware, the Rikspolisstyrelsen Ransomware, the GARDA 'Your Computer Has Been Blocked' Ransomware and the Dirección General de la Policía Ransomware.

Anti-malware software can be considered helpful both for removing the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus and for preventing initial Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus infections at all. Because SpywareRemove.com malware experts previously have found drive-by-downloads through malicious sites to figure heavily in the distribution of fake Police Trojans, they do recommend being especially cautious around known hostile sites, compromised sites or while browsing the web with outdated software.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police’ 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.

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