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Slovenská Polícia Virus Ransomware

Posted: October 31, 2012

Slovenská Polícia Virus Ransomware Screenshot 1The Slovenská Polícia Virus is one of the newest nationality-specific attacks to be launched by the Reveton family of ransomware Trojans. Although the Slovenská Polícia Virus displays an alert that claims to be from Slovakia's anti-cybercrime police department, the Slovenská Polícia Virus isn't tied to any type of law enforcement and doesn't have any except to steal money. Pop-ups by Slovenská Polícia Virus infections are likely to be accompanied by web browser-controlling behavior and restrictions on which programs you can open. SpywareRemove.com malware analysts note that all of this can be undone without paying the Slovenská Polícia Virus's fake legal fine – as long as you can use good anti-malware strategies and software to delete your Slovenská Polícia Virus infection and any other malware that may be related to its presence.

The Slovenská Polícia Virus: Slovakia's Turn on the Wheel of Ransomware Misfortune

As the influence of Reveton-based ransomware attacks continues to spread the breadth of Europe, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers are seeing more and more examples of ransomware Trojans targeting new countries – such as Slovakia, in the case of the Slovenská Polícia Virus. Several methods may be used to install the Reveton Trojan variant that loads a Slovenská Polícia Virus, although heavy exploitations of spammed website links and drive-by-download attacks are likely.

Once the Slovenská Polícia Virus is launched, the Slovenská Polícia Virus manifests in the form of a fake legal alert from the police that blocks most of your screen and, with it, the Windows interface. This alert claims that your computer has been used to commit crimes such as viewing illegal forms of pornography or even visiting terrorist websites. Since the Slovenská Polícia Virus can't detect criminal activity and is incapable of punishing it (even if you do happen to be guilty of the aforementioned crimes), SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend ignoring these claims and the Slovenská Polícia Virus's legal threats.

This attack is used, along with severe impediments to your basic computer usage, to bully you into paying a fake legal fine. Rest assured, however, that paying a Slovenská Polícia Virus through Ukash or Paysafecard isn't required to remove a Slovenská Polícia Virus infection and restore your PC.

A Look at the Other Members of the Slovenská Polícia Virus's Digital Scam

SpywareRemove.com malware experts also are familiar with other members of the Slovenská Polícia Virus's family that have been used for similar attacks against other countries. PCs outside of Slovakia will be attacked by PC threats like the Politia Romana Virus, the Polizei Control Department Virus, the Poliisi Tietoverkkorikos Tutkinnan Yksikkö Ransomware, the France Ministère de l'Intérieur Virus, the Türk Polisi Virus or Polizia Slovena Ransomware.

As always, the Slovenská Polícia Virus and its relatives will display their alerts in the language of the appropriate country (detected by the IP address) and use accompanying coats-of-arms, flags and other national logos. However, other major attacks that can be exhibited are consistent between the Slovenská Polícia Virus and other members of its branch – as SpywareRemove.com malware experts elaborate on in the below list:

  • The Slovenská Polícia Virus may choose to block you from using other programs, especially Windows Task Manager (which the Slovenská Polícia Virus may disable by terminating its memory process or by changing your Registry settings).
  • Internet Explorer's security settings also are modified to prevent you from being protected against malicious content – which allows Slovenská Polícia Virus to display its HTML-based pop-up alert without any interference.
  • Other malware also may be downloaded and launched by the Slovenská Polícia Virus. While most of these PC threats (malicious DLL files) are related to the Slovenská Polícia Virus's ransomware attack, some of them also may include spyware functions that allow them to steal private information.

SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider any Slovenská Polícia Virus infection or other infection related to Reveton ransomware Trojans to be medium to high level threats, particularly since a high level of restricted computer activity is typical for this family of malware. If it's necessary, you should disable the Slovenská Polícia Virus with a Safe Mode system boot or other means. Anti-malware software of any degree of competence shouldn't experience any problems in removing the Slovenská Polícia Virus without your having to pay a single Euro of its fake fee.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Slovenská Polícia Virus 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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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Slovenska Policia Virus Oddelenia pre boj proti pocitacovej kriminalite
Vas pocitac je zablokovany!
Vsetky operacie vykonavane na pocitaci, zaznamenane. Ak poucivate webove kamery, video a fotografie ulozene na identifikaciu.
Vyska pokuty 100 Euro. Platba musi byt vykonana na dobu az 48 hodin po objaveni porusenie. Ak se pokuta nebude zaplatena, budete autmaticky na trestne veci.
clanok 183 – Pornograficke produkty Trest: Odnatia slobody na dobu az 15 rokov. (Pouzitie alebo distribucia pornografickych suborov.) clanok 104 – Podpora terorizmu Trest: Odnatia slobody na dobu az 25 rokov. (Navstivili ste site-stranky teroristickich organizacie).
2Your computer is blocked!
All operations performed on the computer are recorded. If you use a webcam, video and photos are recorded for identification.
The fine is € 100. Payment must be made for up to 48 hours after the discovery of violation. If the fine is not paid, you are automatically involved into criminal matters.
Your computer is blocked! Article 183 - pornographic products Penalty: Imprisonment for up to 15 years. (The use or distribution of pornographic files.) Article 104 - Supporting Terrorism Penalty: Imprisonment for up to 25 years. (You are visiting websites of terrorist organization).