‘Canadian Police Association’ Ransomware

Posted: November 14, 2012
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 190

‘Canadian Police Association’ Ransomware Description

Canadian Police Association Ransomware Screenshot 1Similar to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Pop-up Alert and Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware, 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that targets Canadian victims with fake legal warnings. These warnings only are displayed to threaten PC users into giving away money through Ukash or Paysafecard as a means of funding further criminal activities. Since 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware isn't affiliated with the CPA and doesn't have any legal right to penalize your computer, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts suggest that you avoid 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware's attempt at extortion and use good anti-malware programs to remove 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware for free.

Why 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware is One Warning from the CPA that You Can Ignore Safely

'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware is a variant of similar ransomware Trojans that have been known to attack Europe, the US and Canada in relentless waves of fake legal alerts. Ransomware Trojans related to 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware include members of the Reveton and Ukash Virus families such as 'FBI Your PC is blocked' Ransomware, the IRMA (BSA) Virus, GVU Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung Ransomware, the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' Virus and the Buma Stemra virus. SpywareRemove.com malware experts emphasize the nationality-specific characteristics of 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware and its relatives, which focus on creating warning messages that look as though they're sent by police agencies that are specific to various countries.

Like all of its fellow ransomware Trojans, 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware uses malicious means to install itself and then displays a pop-up alert that's loaded in a borderless browser window. This pop-up claims that you've committed various PC-related crimes and are being punished by the relevant authorities – including a display of your webcam input to make it look like you're being monitored. However, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have confirmed that the real CPA doesn't have anything to do with 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware, which can be disregarded as malicious and illegal software.

Telling 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware's Fake Police to Take a Hike

Like any well-coded ransomware Trojan, 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware will not you let you use other programs or your Windows interface; ostensibly, this is to force you to pay its legal fine, which is nothing less than criminal extortion. Since there's no reason to pay this fine at all, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you should disable 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware and then use good anti-malware programs to remove 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware from your PC.

Disabling techniques that are applicable to most ransomware Trojans (including 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware) consist of booting your PC from a removable hard drive (USB device, etc.) or boot Windows into Safe Mode. At this time, SpywareRemove.com malware experts haven't seen any signs of 'Canadian Police Association' Ransomware having compatibility with non-Windows computers, which, in most cases, makes Safe Mode a readily available solution.

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