Polska Policja Ukash Virus Ransomware
Posted: November 19, 2012
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|First Seen:||November 19, 2012|
|Last Seen:||October 30, 2020|
Based on the Reveton family of ransomware Trojans, the Polska Policja Ukash Virus is a Trojan that displays fake legal warnings to extract money from Poland-based PC users. The Polska Policja Ukash Virus's pop-up alerts conform to the same template that other ransomware Trojans of this family have displayed, and SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you learn to identify them to protect your PC from the Polska Policja Ukash Virus. The Polska Policja Ukash Virus's alert will try to persuade you to pay a fake legal fine, but this is unnecessary for your PC's sake and, under no circumstances, does Polska Policja Ukash Virus ever have the authority to make such demands. You should consider the Polska Policja Ukash Virus to be no better than any other Trojan and remove a Polska Policja Ukash Virus infection with your choice in anti-malware scanners.
Why the Polska Policja Ukash Virus's Block is Something to Worry Over... but Not for the Reasons that It Declares
The Polska Policja Ukash Virus originates from the same branch of Reveton as many other ransomware Trojans that have been identified recently, including the Ministrstvo Za Notranje Zadeve Policija Virus, the France Ministère de l'Intérieur Virus, the Luxembourg Police Virus, the Türk Polisi Virus, the Politia Romana Virus, the The Slovenská Polícia Virus and the Polizei Control Department Virus. After detecting your IP address, the Trojan in question loads a suitable country-specific alert, with the Polska Policja Ukash Virus's alert pertaining to residents of Poland. Other countries are vulnerable to ransomware Trojans related to the Polska Policja Ukash Virus, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted that these attacks especially focus on Europe.
The Polska Policja Ukash Virus's Polish warning message (which actually is a borderless web page-based pop-up) claims that your PC is guilty of various crimes and, as a result, has been locked by lawful authorities. In spite of this, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't found any links between law enforcement officials and the Polska Policja Ukash Virus, which doesn't appear to possess any functions that would let the Polska Policja Ukash Virus detect computer-based crimes in the first place.
Along with the Polska Policja Ukash Virus's warning, the Polska Policja Ukash Virus also blocks other programs, modifies Internet Explorer's settings (to let the Polska Policja Ukash Virus launch its malicious content) and even may download other malware, including spyware. As such, any Polska Policja Ukash Virus infection should be thought of as a meaningful security problem to be resolved immediately.
Taking the Fake Police out of the Cybercrime Equation
The Polska Policja Ukash Virus wants you to spend money through Paysafecard to restore your computer to normal, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers can't see any good reason to do this, given the Polska Policja Ukash Virus's confirmed identify as both malicious and illegal software. However, the Polska Policja Ukash Virus will prevent you from using other applications as long as the Polska Policja Ukash Virus is open (even discounting the security issues the Polska Policja Ukash Virus causes with its system changes).
Removing a Polska Policja Ukash Virus is a two-step process that involves using Safe Mode to prevent the Polska Policja Ukash Virus from starting itself. After the Polska Policja Ukash Virus can't launch, any competent anti-malware application should be able to delete the Polska Policja Ukash Virus. Since the Polska Policja Ukash Virus is a new variant of the Reveton family, you should be certain that your anti-malware software is using updated databases before you scan your PC.
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File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.The following files were created in the system:
file.exeFile name: file.exe
Size: 3.36 MB (3368448 bytes)
Detection count: 23
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file