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Polizei Control Department Gegen Cyberkriminalität Virus

Posted: October 30, 2012

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 1/10
Infected PCs: 279
First Seen: October 30, 2012
Last Seen: January 27, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Polizei Control Department Gegen Cyberkriminalitat Virus Screenshot 1The Polizei Control Department Virus (or Polizei Control Department Gegen Cyberkriminalität Virus) is an Austrian variant of the same ransomware attack that has been in almost all of Europe, with recent attacks also encroaching on the Middle East. By displaying a fake computer crimes-themed alert that pretends to be from your country's police force, the Polizei Control Department Virus hopes that you'll be frantic enough to hand over money through Ukash or Paysafecard as a way of avoiding fictitious legal penalties. Because the Polizei Control Department Virus isn't linked to any type of police agency any more than any other ransomware-based PC threats are, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend a cheaper solution than Polizei Control Department Virus's: using proven anti-malware strategies and software to deactivate and remove the Polizei Control Department Virus, and, along with the Polizei Control Department Virus, its blockade of your computer activities.

The Easy Justification for Burning the Polizei Control Department Virus's Virtual Tickets

The Polizei Control Department Virus is an uncreative new variant of ransomware Trojans that have busied themselves attacking France, Germany, Britain, Finland, Turkey and similar countries, raking in countless Euros in doing so. Other than using Austria-specific changes to its pop-up warnings (such as a reference to the Austrian flag), the Polizei Control Department Virus is identical to other recent members of its family, which is loaded by variants of Reveton Trojans. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts have found Reveton Trojans often to be distributed by drive-by-download exploits (through Blacole and similar methods) that are linked by spam e-mail and social network messages.

After its launch, Polizei Control Department Virus blocks your Windows interface (and the rest of your screen) with a fake pop-up that portrays itself as being affiliated with the 'cybercrime department' of the Austrian police. Additional claims note that your computer appears to have been used to commit illegal acts – such as viewing illegal erotica – and warn that the police may be visiting you and/or jail time in your near future.

Like any good extortionist, the Polizei Control Department Virus does offer a way out of this bluff: by paying a fine through Ukash or Paysafecard. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider this the last thing any victim of a Polizei Control Department Virus infection should do, since the Polizei Control Department Virus transfers money to criminals without any upside for the victim (who is not, in reality, in danger of being jailed for any computer crimes that can or cannot have happened).

Shutting the Polizei Control Department Virus's Extortion Scam Down

SpywareRemove.com malware research team has noted some of the additional attacks by the Polizei Control Department Virus that may be dangerous to your PC until the Polizei Control Department Virus is removed. These attacks all are typical for similar PC threats from Polizei Control Department Virus's family, such as the Türk Polisi Virus, Polizia Slovena Ransomware, the France Ministère de l'Intérieur Virus and the Poliisi Tietoverkkorikos Tutkinnan Yksikkö Ransomware.

  • The Polizei Control Department Virus may load an additional component that steals personal information (account names, passwords, etc.).
  • Your browser settings may be changed to increase the danger of exposure to malicious content.
  • Windows utilities that are related to security (such as Task Manager) may be disabled.

Competent anti-malware scanners are capable of removing all variants of ransomware Trojans related to the Reveton family, including the Polizei Control Department Virus. However, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts note that you may be blocked from using such programs unless you disable the Polizei Control Department Virus, which can require a reboot in Safe Mode or from a USB drive.

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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Polizei Control Department Gegen Cyberkriminalität Alle auf diesem Computer durchgeführten Vorgange werden aufgezeichnet. Wenn Sie eine Webcam benutzen, dann werden alle Videos und Fotos fur die Identifikation aufgezeichnet. Ihr Computer wurde gesperrt! Um Ihren Computer zu entsperren und ein Strafverfahren zu vermeiden, mussen Sie ein Zahlung in Hohe von 100€ vornehmen.