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CIBS Pol Virus

Posted: February 21, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 55
First Seen: February 21, 2013
OS(es) Affected: Windows

CIBS Pol Virus Screenshot 1The CIBS Pol Virus is a variant of an Urausy family Trojan that claims to be a representative of Switzerland's law enforcement while it locks your PC and demands a (completely illegal) ransom fee through either Ukash or Paysafecard. The CIBS Pol Virus's attacks may prevent you from using other programs or your desktop, and, although the CIBS Pol Virus's pop-up says that this is a lawful penalty for your online crimes, SpywareRemove.com malware experts stress the CIBS Pol Virus's lack of ability to detect such activities. Appropriate anti-malware strategies and software-based solutions, as elaborated on in this article, can remove CIBS Pol Virus for free without your needing to suffer any fines or other legal penalties.

The Trouble with Taking This Police at Its Word

Unlike spyware and equally-stealthy types of PC threats, the CIBS Pol Virus displays itself brazenly with an unmissable and unmistakable pop-up alert that covers your screen. This pop-up, which stays on top of your desktop as a way of preventing you from using other applications, includes a Switzerland-specialized warning about your apparent online crimes (such as downloading music). Thereafter, your PC will continue to be unusable until the CIBS Pol Virus is disabled and/or removed. The CIBS Pol Virus's recommended solution is to pay a fake legal fine, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts emphatically do not recommend.

Although the CIBS Pol Virus's warning threatens you with even larger fines if you fail to take the 'easy' way out of paying its smaller one, the CIBS Pol Virus cannot contact the authorities and doesn't try to detect any PC-based criminal activities in the first place. Paying the CIBS Pol Virus's fine may fund the future development of other ransomware Trojans, but will not do anything to restore your PC from the CIBS Pol Virus's lockdown.

Why the CIBS Pol Virus is Wider-Ranging Than You Would Expect

Despite the CIBS Pol Virus's pretensions of being specific to Switzerland, SpywareRemove.com malware research team has confirmed that the CIBS Pol Virus just is a clone of nearly-identical PC threats that also appear to hail from the Urausy family. Recently-active relatives of the CIBS Pol Virus include Dirección General de la Policía Ransomware, the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus, Suomen Poliisi Ransomware, 'Landespolizeidirection' Ransomware, Rikspolisstyrelsen Ransomware and Politiet Kongeriget Danmark Ransomware. These variants of Urausy target different countries throughout Europe, with the aesthetics of their pop-ups retooled for each country in question.

Because the CIBS Pol Virus's family often is distributed by a combination of spammed website links and drive-by-download exploit kits, SpywareRemove.com malware experts emphasize having tight web-browsing security if you want to avoid a CIBS Pol Virus infection. This includes avoiding suspicious links, updating your software and having appropriate browser settings.

The CIBS Pol Virus should be disabled with Safe Mode or any other necessary method before you try to disinfect your PC. A disabled CIBS Pol Virus can then be removed with any good anti-malware product, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers emphasize that removing a CIBS Pol Virus can be done without entailing any type of legal penalties for the action.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to CIBS Pol Virus 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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Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1“ACHTUNG! Ihr Computer ist aus einem oder mehreren der unten aufgeführten Gründe gesperrt.
Sie haben gegen das Gesetz über «Urheberrecht und verwandte Schutzrechte» (Video, Musik, Software) verstoßen und unrechtmäßig urheberrechtliche Inhalte genutzt, bzw. Verbreitet und somit gegen Art. 128 des Schweizerischen Strafgesetzbuches verstoßen.”