‘Fine Has Been Paid’ Ransomware

‘Fine Has Been Paid’ Ransomware Description

The 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware is a fake Police Trojan that, so far, specializes in pop-up warnings particular to the nation of New Zealand – although most similar PC threats eventually incorporate flexible pop-up warnings for multiple nationalities. Armed with the ability to display fake police warning messages and block you from accessing your desktop, the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware attempts to force you to pay a fee through Ukash, although malware experts never would suggest such an expensive method of getting rid of the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware. The 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware never should be considered a legitimate tool of your nation's police force, and using well-tested anti-malware strategies and utilities for removing the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware should be highly prioritized for your PC's safety.

Why a 'Paid' Piece of Ransomware Still is Asking for More Money

The 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware delivers pop-up warnings that are modified versions of a typical browser pop-up, changed to prevent you from resizing, minimizing or closing them. By blocking your entire screen with its pop-up warning, the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware tries to convince you that its lockdown on your computer is authorized by the police of New Zealand – even though even a cursory inspection of its text will reveal that its excuses are inconsistent and legally unlikely. Malware researchers consider it particularly important to be aware that the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware always accuses any infected PC of being involved in illegal activities (child pornography, copyright violation, etc.). The 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware does not have any ability to monitor your online activities and doesn't limit its attacks to criminally-used computers.

The 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware may claim that your nonexistent 'case' is closed, but malware researchers warn that attacks related to the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware may include the possibility of other PC threats also being active. Spyware and backdoor Trojans are two of the most common high-level PC threats seen with ransomware like the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware – while the potential for worms attempting to distribute themselves across local networks or through removable devices shouldn't be discounted. Even if the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware weren't able to block most of the Windows interface, its presence always would be a security hazard that should be thwarted immediately.

The Only Real Price to Pay for Removing a 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware

Even though deleting the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware and any other threat related to the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware should be a top priority, paying the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware's seven hundred NZD ransom will not accomplish anything other than making you poorer than usual – while the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware still will remain on your computer. In cases like these, where damaging software launches and blocks other programs automatically, malware experts find it best to recommend booting your PC from a removable USB device, afterward using anti-malware software to scan the system and uninstall the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware safely.

The distribution methods for fake Police Trojans, both the 'Fine Has Been Paid' Ransomware and similar PC threats for other countries, tend to utilize non-consensual methods, such as drive-by-downloads that are powered by exploit kits. To reduce your vulnerability to these types of attacks, SpywareRemove.com malware experts would suggest updating your software, disabling exploitable browser features and using anti-malware products with Web protection features. However, none of these defenses are a substitute for being smart enough to avoid suspicious websites and download links that may redirect you to these kinds of attacks.

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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
Your device/computer has been blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents

Posted: November 18, 2013
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