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Luxembourg Police Ransomware Virus

Posted: October 22, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 16,807
Threat Level: 6/10
Infected PCs: 12
First Seen: October 22, 2012
Last Seen: September 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Luxembourg Police Ransomware Virus Screenshot 1The Luxembourg Police Virus may tell you that Luxembourg Police Virus is a notice from French law enforcement that's forced to lock your PC because of the crimes that you've committed, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have connected its true origins to ransomware Trojans that exploit random PC users for criminal profits. Luxembourg Police Virus's family of ransomware Trojans, known as Reveton, distributes different alerts for various countries throughout North America and Europe, with the Luxembourg Police Virus, obviously, focusing on France. The Luxembourg Police Virus recommends paying a legal fine to avoid any other penalties, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you do the exact opposite: ignore Luxembourg Police Virus's warnings, remove Luxembourg Police Virus with a quality anti-malware program and feel free to go about your Internet-surfing as you like.

The Luxembourg Police Virus: a New Tentacle for the Ransomware Kraken that's Strangling France's Cyberspace

The Luxembourg Police Virus, while a fresh face to the ransomware Trojan epidemic that has been rampant throughout France, Germany and much of the rest of Europe, ultimately uses the same types of attacks and malicious functions as other members of the Reveton family. Installation methods for Luxembourg Police Virus, which SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found to use Blacole exploits or other Trojans, usually detect the IP address of the attacked computer. This allows Luxembourg Police Virus or a different type of ransomware-based PC threat to be installed, with the malware chosen corresponding to the country of the IP address.

However, Luxembourg Police Virus isn't the only ransomware Trojan to attack France and isn't even the only member of its family to be seen in recent French ransomware-based assaults. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also noted the rise of the closely-related France Ministère de l'Intérieur Virus, in addition to other ransomware Trojans like 'Attention! Votre ordinateur a ete pour violation' ransomware, Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware, Police Nationale FR Ransomware, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Ransomware, Gendarmerie Nationale Ransomware and Sacem Police Nationale Ransomware.

Like all of the above Trojans, the Luxembourg Police Virus displays a pop-up alert that claims to be transmitted by a police or government agency – in this instance, the Luxembourg police's department of cybercrime. This alert claims to be caused by crimes like downloading copyrighted music or viewing illegal pornography. An important secondary function in Luxembourg Police Virus's attack also is to block you from using other programs on your computer, which makes getting rid of Luxembourg Police Virus even harder than usual.

Putting Luxembourg Police Virus Back Down Where It Belongs

Despite the Luxembourg Police Virus's pretensions, SpywareRemove.com malware research team emphasizes that the Luxembourg Police Virus isn't connected to the Luxembourg police or any other branch of French law enforcement. Similarly, the Luxembourg Police Virus doesn't try to detect any of the crimes that Luxembourg Police Virus claims are responsible for its attack, and you should feel free to ignore all of the fake legal warnings that Luxembourg Police Virus's pop-up issues.

Luxembourg Police Virus tells you to use either Ukash or Paysafecard to make a payment that will grant you an unlock code, but there's no reason from a USB device can be used to block Luxembourg Police Virus from launching itself.

As a ransomware Trojan that may be installed with other forms of malware, the Luxembourg Police Virus should be deleted through anti-malware scans whenever such utilities are available. Competent anti-malware products also should be able to remove undesirable system changes from a Luxembourg Police Virus infection, although, in extreme cases, manual changes may also be required.

Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Votre ordinateur a été bloque! Le fonctionnement de votre ordinateur est arrêté pour les signes de la cyberacdvité défendue. Les v-olations possibles commises sur votre ordinateur: Article 274 - Droit d'auteur Amende ou privation de liberté jusqu'à 4 ans (utilisation ou diffusion des fichiers protégés par le droit d'auteur - films, logiciel) Article 183- Production pornographique Amende ou privation de liberte jusqu'a 2 ans (Utilisation ou diffusion des fichiers pornographiques) Article 184 - Production pornographique avec participation des enfants (jusqu'à Pige de 18 ans( Privation de liberté Jusqu'à 15 ans (utilisation ou diffusion des fichiers pornographiques) Article 104- Vulgarisation du Terrorisme Privation de liberté Jusqu'à 25 ans (Vous avez visite des sites des organisations terroristes) Article 297 - Usage négligent de l'ordinateur ce qui a entrainé des conséquences sérieuses Amende ou privation de fberte jusqu'a 2 ans (Votre ordinateur est infecté par le virus a son tour, a infecté d'autres ordinateurs) Article 108- Jeux de hasard Amende ou privation de liberté jusqu'à 2 ans (Vous avez joué aux jeux de hasard, mais d'après la loi de votre pays le business de hasard est interdit) En vertu de la décision du Gouvernement du 22 août, tous ces délits peuvent être jugés comme conventionnels en cas du paiement de l'amende. La somme de l'amende fait 100 euros. Le paiement doit être produit pendant 48 heures, après la révélation de la v:olabon. Si l'amende n'est pas payée, une action pénale sera automatiquement ouverte contre votre personne. votre ordinateur sera débloqué après le paiement de l'amende.

One Comment

  • Matheus says:

    u have to do system revorecy ,when u do that all the things in ur hardrive will be deleted ,and it will be the same as u brought it home from the stores fresh and clean ,after u do that be sure to install ur anti virus so u dont get virus again