Scotland Yards Ukash Virus

Scotland Yards Ukash Virus Description

Scotland Yards Ukash Virus Screenshot 1Scotland Yards Ukash Virus is a ransomware Trojan that disables major PC functions by pretending to be a message from a local legal entity; this lockdown, however, isn't a legitimate action by any form of law enforcement, but instead, just a means of trying to extract an Ukash-based ransom fee. Like other Trojans from its family, the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus will try to convince you that you've been caught performing some kind of illegal action, but the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus isn't able to detect any of the issues that Scotland Yards Ukash Viru claims to find with your PC. Since you will be unable to use Windows programs while Scotland Yards Ukash Virus is at work, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend that you use standard anti-malware strategies to disable Scotland Yards Ukash Virus prior to removing Scotland Yards Ukash Viru with appropriate PC security software. Fortunately, Windows itself contains baseline security functions that can alleviate this process and help to place you in a position where it's relatively-easy to get rid of your Scotland Yards Ukash Virus.

Scotland Yards Ukash Virus – from the Offices of Criminals with a Shiny Badge

The Scotland Yards Ukash Virus is often installed by fake codecs updates, drive-by-downloads from malicious sites and widely-distributed files on P2P networks. Although the original ransomware Trojans from Scotland Yards Ukash Virus's family were derived from Russia, outcroppings from this subgroup of Trojans, such as Scotland Yards Ukash Virus itself, are targeted at specific European countries, such as Scotland, France and Britain. These Trojans create highly-threatening warnings messages about illegal activities on your PC while they lock up your computer's major functions, refusing to restore your PC to normal unless you pay an expensive fee.

Although the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus may even use emblems that are in use by the real Metropolitan Police Service of London, you can relax in knowing that messages from a Scotland Yards Ukash Virus are illegitimate and can be ignored as a sophisticated form of extortion. SpywareRemove.com malware experts also discourage giving in to this ransom and paying the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus's criminal partners by Ukash or Paysafecard, since this is totally-unnecessary for removing the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus.

Rescuing Your PC from the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus's Unlawful Condemnation

Even though a Scotland Yards Ukash Virus will try to prevent you from accessing anti-malware applications that could remove Scotland Yards Ukash Virus, deleting Scotland Yards Ukash Virus can still be a simple enough task once Scotland Yards Ukash Virus is, itself, disabled. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found the techniques noted below to be effective against similar Trojans from Scotland Yards Ukash Virus's family, such as the Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus, the Fake Federal German Police (BKA) Notice and the 'Die offizielle Mitteilung des Bundeskriminalamtes' Trojan.

  • Booting to Safe Mode, which can be accessed on any Windows PC by tapping F8 before Windows starts to load.
  • Booting to a secondary and preferably non-Windows OS.
  • Booting directly to the Command Prompt (provided that you have access to anti-malware software that can run under such conditions).
  • Loading Windows from an external location such as a CD or USB drive.

In all cases, once the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus has been stopped from launching itself, competent anti-malware products can remove the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus without incurring harm to your PC or files – regardless of what the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus itself may claim about the matter.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Scotland Yards Ukash Virus 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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Technical Details

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\"Shell" = "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
Posted: January 11, 2012
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