‘Central Security Service’ Ransomware

Posted: November 6, 2013

‘Central Security Service’ Ransomware Description

The 'Central Security Service' Ransomware is a Windows locker Trojan that uses pop-ups with fake credentials to make you believe that your computer has been attacked by the US government for its use in criminal activities, such as software piracy or child pornography. Like other United States-based forms of ransomware, the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware doesn't have any real affiliation with the CSS or any other branch of the US government, but the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware still can block other applications and may conduct additional attacks while doing so. Although the criminals responsible for 'Central Security Service' Ransomware would like you to pay money to resolve these problems, malware researchers find it cheapest to use anti-malware techniques and tools to delete the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware with no ransom involved.

Violating Your PC's Security in the Name of Fake Security

As an entity responsible for numerous intelligence-related tasks that don't fall under the jurisdiction of alternative bureaus, the US Central Security Service has experienced significant growth since the events of 9/11. This makes it a semi-plausible organization for the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware to reference as a backing authority in its pop-up attacks, which attempt to block your desktop and your use of other programs alike. The 'Central Security Service' Ransomware pop-ups claim to be sent as a result of detected criminal activities, but actually may attack any PC that 'Central Security Service' Ransomware is able to compromise.

Malware researchers had no trouble confirming that the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware is illegal software, rather than the government law enforcement tool that the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware claims to be, and note that paying hundreds of dollars of its demanded fees is unneeded for removing its pop-up warning. Because the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware may include functions for downloading other PC threats or may be installed by such a Trojan downloader, acting to remedy a 'Central Security Service' Ransomware infection always should be done quickly to prevent any additional attacks against your computer.

Servicing Your PC with a Rapid Exit from 'Central Security Service' Ransomware's Pop-Ups

The 'Central Security Service' Ransomware pop-ups and associated unsafe functions may restrict your PC usage to the point of making it impossible to access any necessary security tools. To regain access to blocked programs and features, you should begin with disabling the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware through a Safe Mode-based system restart or a restart in a backup OS. As soon as the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware has been disabled, remove the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware with appropriate anti-malware products qualified for dealing with high-level threats. Because 'Central Security Service' Ransomware is a new form of Windows-locking Trojan, your anti-malware programs may need to be updated before they can detect the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware accurately.

Malware experts haven't verified the 'Central Security Service' Ransomware's distribution strategies, but they usually find similar PC threats being distributed through drive-by-download attacks that are initiated through spam links and/or attachments. Scanning a suspicious file or link prior to using it can keep your PC from being locked by a fake CSS utility and held for ransom indefinitely, and prevention always is the best policy for dealing with PC threats of any type.

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