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Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware

Posted: April 26, 2012

Royal Canadian Mount Police Ransomware Screenshot 1Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware is a ransomware Trojan that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted to bear strong characteristics in common with the Ukash Virus family, including targeting a specific country, utilizing pop-ups to block infected PCs, issuing warnings about online media-related crimes (such as viewing pornography) and requesting a large sum of money to be transferred via Ukash. While Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware creates a pop-up that alleges to be from the RCMP, Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware's should never be treated as anything other than a PC threat to be deleted from your PC in the same manner that you would delete any Trojan or virus. Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware has been observed to use e-mail-based means of distributing itself, and, besides having anti-malware software on hand, taking basic precautions against spam-related attacks like Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware can help to keep your PC clean of Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware and related types of ransomware Trojans.

Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware: a Not-So-Noble Steed with a Trojan Surprise Inside

Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware bears all the hallmark traits that one would anticipate from a derivative of Trojan:Win32/Ransom.DU, similar to Police Nationale FR Ransomware, West Yorkshire Ransomware, Sacem Police Nationale Ransomware, the Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus or Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware. After being installed, Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware creates a pop-up message that claims that your machine has been found to be engaging in crimes related to viewing or distributing adult media (such as child pornography), although SpywareRemove.com malware analysts emphasize Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware's inability to detect such crimes in the first place. This hoax is used in conjunction with an overall lockdown of your PC by having the relevant pop-up block your ability to access the Windows interface or any other application.

Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware encourages you to spend a not-insubstantial $250 via Ukash to acquire the code that will unlock your PC. In spite of its dire threats, Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware isn't a real representative of the RCMP or any other lawful authority, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts suggest that you hold on to your money instead of handing it over to Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware's criminal designers. Like other members of its family, Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware attempts to target a specific country, in this case, Canada, although other countries (particularly those based in Europe) are also vulnerable to other variants of ransomware Trojans from Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware's subgroup.

How You Can Avoid Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware Trampling Over Your Computer Rights

As of late April 2012, Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware's main strategy for distribution is mass-mailed e-mail messages or 'spam.' In light of this, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers encourage you to avoid links or file attachments from unusual e-mail messages, which are likely to misrepresent their contents to entice you to expose your computer to Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware and related PC threats. If you do accidentally install Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware or another ransomware Trojan from the Ukash Virus family, you should attempt to disable Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware before deleting Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware with any of the following tactics:

  • Booting your PC from a network-accessible hard drive.
  • Booting your PC from a removable drive (a USB device, CD or similar media storage product).
  • Switching Windows to Safe Mode.

Once Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware has been preventing from starting, any competent anti-malware scanner should be able to remove Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware and any different PC infections that could have been installed with Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware without difficulty.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Royal Canadian Mount Police (RCMP) Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.