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Police Nationale Francaise Ransomware

Posted: August 29, 2013

Threat Metric

Ranking: 4,611
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 5,127
First Seen: August 29, 2013
Last Seen: October 16, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Police Nationale Francaise Ransomware Screenshot 1The 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware is a fake Police Trojan that locks down your computer, threatens to confiscate its files within three days and demands the payment of a ransom to restore your PC back to its original state. Potentially unbeknown to the victim, the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware isn't a legitimate law enforcement tool and only directs money from its victims to criminals without making any effort to double-check the accuracy of the accusations in its 'legal' alert. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend the same means of resolving a 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware invasion that they would recommend for similar French-based types of Police Ransomware Trojans: disabling the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware by following some basic security steps and then deleting the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware with whichever anti-malware program you feel is best equipped to handle the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware.

The 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware: Another Salvo of Fake Policemen Demanding Your Money

The 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware is one of the many types of ransomware that have been designed to deliver fraudulent warning messages specific to France, including various references to French law enforcement such as that nation's national police. Very similar types of fake Police Trojans SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also have analyzed include the 'Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes D'information' Virus, 'Division De Lutte Contre La Cybercriminalité' Ransomware, 'Ordinateur est verrouillé' Ransomware, the France Ministère de l’Intérieur Virus, 'Attention! Votre ordinateur a ete pour violation' Ransomware and Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Ransomware. Like other ransomware-based threat, the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware doesn't have any actual advanced surveillance capabilities, but the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware does detect your IP address to display its regionally appropriate warning message.

The 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware's warning message, a pop-up alert that's crafted to make you look like you're being accused of online crimes by the French police force, is a browser window that's altered to prevent you from minimizing, resizing or closing it. Besides blocking you from using Windows, this doubly-purposed warning also is the means by which the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware demands its ransom fee. However, SpywareRemove.com malware experts stress that there's no penalty for refusing to pay the ‘Police Nationale Francaise’ Ransomware’s ransom or any legal obligation for you to pay it.

Getting the Fake French Police Off Your Beat

Because the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware's attacks are designed, in large part, to prevent you from using any Windows programs that could assist with the situation, SpywareRemove.com anti-malware experts suggest disabling the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware as an initial step in dealing with its presence. Safe Mode, the Command Prompt and booting from a backup USB device all are examples of your options for launching Windows without 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware appearing by default. Anti-malware software then can remove the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware from your computer with no legal repercussions.

Infection vectors for the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware and similar fake Police Trojans often exploit spammed e-mail attachments, fraudulent movie-downloading sites and fake software updates for popular programs like Flash, Java or Windows Media Player. If you keep safe Web-browsing habits in mind, your computer will be all the less likely to suffer from the 'Police Nationale Francaise' Ransomware's attacks at all.

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