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.LPD BM.I Ransomware

Posted: February 23, 2013

.LPD BM.I Ransomware is a variant of past 'Police' Trojans and, like them, uses a fake police warning about your supposed online crimes as an excuse to lock your PC. Specific to the nation of Austria, .LPD BM.I Ransomware's German pop-up threatens you with impending legal action, but only if you fail to pay a relatively small Ukash or Paysafecard fine – which .LPD BM.I Ransomware claims will allow .LPD BM.I Ransomware to unlock your computer. However, .LPD BM.I Ransomware isn't related to the actual Austrian police force, can't detect crimes, cannot contact the police and, most importantly, will not reward you for falling for its scam. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers suggest deleting .LPD BM.I Ransomware instead of paying its fake fine, but you should become comfortable with using a combination of anti-malware software and dependable security techniques (such as restarting in Safe Mode) to do so effectively.

.LPD BM.I Ransomware: Handcuffs on Your PC that Have No Right to Be There

.LPD BM.I Ransomware is a clone of other recent PC threats that lock Windows with fake police warnings for any of various countries. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have identified numerous variants throughout the world, but some of the newest Police Trojans related to .LPD BM.I Ransomware include Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) Ransomware, the FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, Rikspolisstyrelsen Ransomware, the International Cyber Security Protection Alliance Virus, the CIBS Pol Virus, Polizia Penitenziaria Ransomware, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus and Cheshire Police Authority Ransomware.

.LPD BM.I Ransomware (with LPD being short for 'Landespolizeidirection Bundes Ministerium für Inneres') claims to be sent by the police and locks your computer, theoretically, because of online crimes such as visiting illegal websites or viewing illegal forms of erotica. However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't found any signs of .LPD BM.I Ransomware being able to detect such activities in the first place, nor is there any chance that .LPD BM.I Ransomware actually is affiliated with Austria's real police force.

.LPD BM.I Ransomware's main symptom, a pop-up warning that contains the above information, insists that you transfer money to restore your computer. SpywareRemove.com malware experts can't recommend this questionable solution – since .LPD BM.I Ransomware doesn't have any legal legitimacy and will not unlock your computer even if you do pay the ransom.

The Real Key to .LPD BM.I Ransomware's Cuffs

.LPD BM.I Ransomware may be unable to send you to jail, but its attacks will prevent you from getting to the Windows desktop, or even using other applications, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers strongly recommend removing .LPD BM.I Ransomware as soon as you can once .LPD BM.I Ransomware makes itself known via its characteristic pop-up. To prevent .LPD BM.I Ransomware from starting and blocking your screen with its pop-up, two of the most direct solutions include:

  • Switching your OS to Safe Mode. In Windows, this can be done by rebooting and tapping F8 until you have access to the advanced startup menu. From those options, you can pick out either Safe Mode or Safe Mode With Networking – either option should disable malware like .LPD BM.I Ransomware. Nonetheless, not all programs may be accessible in Safe Mode.
  • Loading an OS onto a thumb drive or other removable device (such as CD). You then may boot your PC from the uninfected operating system and access your programs as usual.

Whichever way you choose to block .LPD BM.I Ransomware, you should proceed with removing .LPD BM.I Ransomware with qualified anti-malware software.

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