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United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus

Posted: February 10, 2013

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 5
First Seen: February 11, 2013
Last Seen: July 23, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus Screenshot 1Joining the ranks of many Ukash Virus variants before it, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus is a particularly recent ransomware Trojan from the Reveton family to attack the UK. However, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus's scam remains the same as always: its pop-up alert blocks your desktop, displays a fake legal warning for copyright infringement-related crimes and recommends that you pay a voucher fee if you don't want to face jail time. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers haven't ever seen any justification for paying a ransomware Trojan's fine. Thus, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus, like the many Reveton Trojans that preceded the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus, should be removed freely by appropriate anti-malware products.

The United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus: Less of a Policeman and More of a Rasher Than It Wants You to Know

The United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus relies on deceiving its victims into thinking that the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus is an alert from the local 'Police Central e-crime unit,' but the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus's real nature is just that of a computer-based fraudster. Alerts by the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus will assume that you've committed some common crime, such as distributing copyright-protected media files, and ask you to pay a variable Ukash fee in compensation. However, SpywareRemove.com malware research team emphasizes that the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus is incapable of contacting the real UK police and has no way to follow up on its threats of imprisonment or future legal fees.

Other than its typically fraudulent pop-up warning, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus also may:

  • Block other programs, particularly applications that are related to anti-virus procedures or overall PC security.
  • Prevent you from accessing your desktop.
  • Redirect your browser away from other websites and towards fake error pages.
  • Download and install other types of malware.

While these symptoms are typical of most ransomware Trojan infections (particularly those of the Reveton family that the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus is based on), SpywareRemove.com malware experts discourage paying the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus's fee as a solution. Regardless of whether or not you pay its Ukash fee, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus doesn't have any true 'unlocking' functions and should be removed by appropriate anti-malware tools.

The Rest of the Story Behind the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus

The United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus simply is one of the latest and minor variants of Reveton Trojans that have attacked most first-world countries – particularly those throughout Europe. Examples of related ransomware Trojans that SpywareRemove.com malware experts have analyzed include Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware, Poliisi, Tietoverkkorikos Tutkinnan Yksikkö Ransomware, 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware, Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware, the FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, the 'I Suoi Archivi Sono Stati Cifrati' Trojan and the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus.

Even though the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus hasn't been documented to have self-distributing features, the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus may install other malware with additional functions (such as spreading the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus to new PCs). Any anti-malware scans to remove the United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus also should be broad enough to catch other computer threats that could be accompanying a United Kingdom Police Ukash Virus-based infection. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also warn against trusting spam e-mail links and unprotected web-browsing behavior, due to previous attacks that have installed Reveton ransomware Trojans through exploiting these vulnerabilities.

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Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due tout least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating. Copyright and Related Rights Law. (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.
Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc).
Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years. Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been...
Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to £100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of £2,000 to £8,000. Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit. seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.
Article 212 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to £250,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above mentioned article 210 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.
Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of Great Britain of February 04, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement.
As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours! The amount of fine is £100. You can pay a fine Ukash or PaySafeCard.
When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in Ito 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account. Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations. In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.