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‘Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay’ Ransomware

Posted: August 3, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 80
First Seen: August 5, 2013
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay Ransomware Screenshot 1System lockdowns, fraudulent legal alerts and illegal ransom requests are the hallmark identifiers of a 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware, which is closely related to the Police Ransomware trojans of other countries. While the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware uses its warning messages to try to convince you that Urauguay's government has authorized it to lock computers used for illegal actions – including, apparently, yours – the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware actually is an illegal Trojan and cannot detect the crimes that it claims to be preventing. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts always discourage rewarding fake Police Trojans by giving in to their inevitable demands for money, and there's no need to pay the ransom request of these attacks, since doing so won't provide any assist with deleting 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware.

Why the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware Creeps Its Way into Your PC's Interior

The 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware creates pop-up alerts (essentially, difficult-to-close variants on the typical browser pop-up ad) that are intended to look like messages from the Uruguayan police and related institutions. These alerts include copy-pasted warnings regarding your supposedly illegal usage of your computer for crimes like viewing child pornography or breaking copyright laws along with some generic identifying details about your PC (such as your IP address). While the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware acts as though it was implemented as a lockdown against specific criminal usages of various computers, SpywareRemove.com malware experts warn that the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware does not detect real crimes and, in fact, attacks any computer that it can infect.

With its pop-up displayed, the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware also blocks you from using other applications or Windows in general, a tactic that it hopes will encourage you to pay its demanded ransom. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers don't see any benefit to paying the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware's ransom, which is illegal and unneeded for unlocking your computer. However, the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware should be treated as a meaningful security threat to your PC until it's removed (albeit not for the reasons that it claims to be threatening).

The 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware: Just One Piece of a Large Ransomware Net

Although the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware's pop-up includes information that's specific to Uruguay, in most respects, the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware is identical to other fake Police Trojans that have been seen targeting many other countries. At this point, the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware's family can safely be considered a global threat as exemplified through other samples SpywareRemove.com malware experts have examined like the 'Agencia Federal de Investigación' Virus, the 'Serviciul pentru Intervenţii şi Acţiuni Speciale' Ransomware, the 'Svensk National Bureau of Investigation' Ransomware, the 'Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police' Virus, the 'Služba Kriminální Policie a Vyšetřování' Ransomware, the 'FEDPOL BundesKriminalPolizei' Ransomware, the 'Police Judiciaire Fédérale' Ransomware, the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus, the 'Dansk Rigspolitiet' Ransomware and the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware.

As a necessary consequence of its system lockdown attack, deleting the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware is difficult to accomplish without taking various preliminary steps to disable the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware and other malware on your PC. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found booting through Safe Mode and other security techniques very effective against automatically-launching malware like the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware. As soon as you can use appropriate anti-malware software, you should remove the 'Ministerio del Interior de Uruguay' Ransomware to preserve the security of your PC.

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