‘Unité Spéciale de la Police’ Ransomware
Posted: July 30, 2013
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|First Seen:||July 30, 2013|
|Last Seen:||October 11, 2021|
The 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware is a fake Police Trojan of a family that's well-known for attacking multiple countries, each with a specific type of fraudulent police warning pop-up that's specific to the country in question. As a specialist in the region of Luxembourg, the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware still displays the same capabilities as its relatives for other nations, such as a propensity towards locking your computer, demanding illegal ransom fees and accusing your computer of being used for a stock list of online crimes. The 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware isn't linked to [COUNTRY]'s real police force and doesn't need to be paid, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers do encourage you to use all security strategies needed to prevent the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware from launching and, from there, delete the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware with a good anti-malware product.
The 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware: When the 'Police' Aren't on Your Side
A 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware infection, once active, will display very obvious symptoms, the most visible of which is its pop-up warning. Claiming to be sent by the USP (the Special Unit of the Police Force of Luxembourg, in full), the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware's pop-up cites various laws your PC supposedly has been used to break and warns that the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware has locked your computer until you can pay a legal fee. This legal fee actually is a disguised form of criminal extortion – since the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware doesn't detect any real crimes related to your computer and certainly doesn't have the authority of Luxembourg's police backing the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware up. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also were interested in the inclusion of a timer countdown, which is a new addition for 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware's family of fake Police Trojans, and presumably helps to heighten the stress of the victim to force them to pay the ransom.
While a deceiver in most respects, the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware is true to its word in the sense that the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware will lock Windows and block the use of most software while the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware is active. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers can recommend various ways of working around this barricade, including booting into Safe Mode or booting from a clean flash drive (any USB 'thumb' drive or similar device). Doing so usually is recommended before you try to remove the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware from your computer, which should use all relevant anti-malware utilities.
Taking Control of the Attempted Cyber-Highway Robbery of 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware
The 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware may be redesigned for victims in the country of Luxembourg, but, in all technical respects, can be considered identical to related Police Ransomware Trojans from the same family. Samples of relatives of the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware for other countries that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers also have looked over include the 'Canadian Association Of Chiefs Of Police' Virus, the 'Služba Kriminální Policie a Vyšetřování' Ransomware, the 'Svensk National Bureau of Investigation' Ransomware, the 'Police Judiciaire Fédérale' Ransomware, the 'Nemzeti Nyomozó Iroda' Ransomware, the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus, the 'FEDPOL BundesKriminalPolizei' Ransomware, the 'Dansk Rigspolitiet' Ransomware and the 'Arma dei Carabinieri' Ransomware.
Web browser security is your main protection against attacks related to the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware. Since SpywareRemove.com malware experts often see fake Police Trojans similar to the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware being distributed through malicious Web content-based exploits, you should be cautious about loading suspicious sites without any protection. Disabling scripts, Java, Flash and related Web content while keeping anti-malware software with Web-protection features activated can help block many of the 'Unité Spéciale de la Police' Ransomware's primary infection vectors.
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