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Metropolitan Police Total Policing Ransomware

Posted: February 1, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 2,635
Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 8,537
First Seen: February 1, 2013
Last Seen: October 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Metropolitan Police Total Policing Ransomware Screenshot 1'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware is a fake alert-issuing ransomware Trojan that claims to block your applications and the Windows desktop due to copyright infringement-related crimes that supposedly have been committed through your computer. Despite its pretensions of being a legal authority, 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware is a criminal program that can't detect crimes or monitor such activities. Since SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have confirmed that there's no point in paying 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware's fraudulent legal fine to unlock your PC, you should remove 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware with the anti-malware software of your preference after you've used appropriate security techniques for disabling 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware (as elaborated on in this article).

'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware: Why Not Every Man in Uniform is Trustworthy

'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware is a spin-off of similar PC threats based on the Reveton and colloquial Ukash Virus families, with attacks that are designed to target English-speaking PC users. However, other types of malware have targeted other countries throughout the world, with a particular focus on Europe – as seen in 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware's relatives, such as Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware, the 'I Suoi Archivi Sono Stati Cifrati' Trojan, POLIISI Osasto Tietoverkkorikollisuuden Virus, the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus, Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware, Gendarmerie Nationale Ransomware and Fake Federal German Police (BKA) Notice Variante.

Just like all of the above examples of similar ransomware Trojans, 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware's main symptom is a fake legal warning that covers your desktop. Although 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware's legal alert appears to be from the Metropolitan Police, it actually is a simple HTML pop-up that's no different from any other pop-up – except that its border has been removed. 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware threatens its victims with potential jail time and even includes a webcam-monitoring feature, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts stress that 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware isn't affiliated with the real MPS, who have identified and denounced 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware as a fraud.

Orchestrating a Virtual Jailbreak for Your PC from 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware's Confinement

Even once you've determined that there's no point in paying 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware's fake legal fine, 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware remains a danger to your computer. Most importantly, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware-infected PCs will be unable to open most non-critical applications while 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware is open. Since 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware opens itself automatically, you can be reasonably sure that you'll need to terminate 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware before you can remove 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware from your PC.

Fortunately, the Windows Safe Mode feature is accessible to most Windows users and provides an easy way of disabling automatically-launching Trojans like 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware. SpywareRemove.com malware research team also suggests using a recovery OS loaded from USB drive-based devices if it's necessary. After you've accessed Windows without 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware opening, you can remove 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware with any competent anti-malware product.

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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Attention! All data on your hard drive is encrypted. To avoid data loss do not try to restore, reinstall your Operating system or unlock it manually.
2This fine may only be paid within 48 hours, if you let 48 hours pass without payment, the possibility of unlocking your computer expires.
3You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Torrent, Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content.