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Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware

Posted: April 20, 2012

Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware Screenshot 1Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware is a new French version of ransomware from the Ukash Virus family, which also includes the 'I Suoi Archivi Sono Stati Cifrati' Trojan, Poliisi Tietoverkkorikos Tutkinnan Yksikkö Ransomware, the Scotland Yards Ukash Virus, Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware, the Strathclyde Police Ukash Virus, Gendarmerie Nationale Ransomware and Fake Federal German Police (BKA) notice variante. While Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware isn't the first ransomware Trojan from this family to attack France, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware notable due to its updated pop-up, which boasts a more streamlined appearance and the inclusion of a 'Lockdown' tag. However, these additions don't change the essential functions of Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware, which are still to prevent you from using other applications and issue threats regarding supposedly illicit pornographic activities that you may or may not have committed. Instead of falling for this unrealistic scam, you should ignore any fake legal warnings from Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's pop-up and remove Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware with an anti-malware product.

Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware: a Third Pass at a French Ransom Scam

Even though SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have observed previous examples of ransomware Trojans from Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's family targeting France, Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware is the first one to benefit from its significant interface changes that minimize the extraneous information of its pop-up. Notably, Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware doesn't continue to display the IP address of the infected computer. Nonetheless, the actual text of Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's pop-up is very much in keeping with previous pop-ups from its ancestors. Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware pop-ups may claim that your PC has been caught red-handed in dealing with illegal adult media (including underage pornography and even, reasons known only to the Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's criminal creators, homosexual pornography), but SpywareRemove.com own malware experts stress that Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware isn't a representative from any legal authority and has no ability to detect crimes, online activities or media content that's associated with your computer.

These threats are part of a scam to extract money via online transaction methods like Ukash or Paysafecard, but spending money on Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's ransom is ultimately unnecessary, and as such, is discouraged by SpywareRemove.com malware researchers. Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware, like any other Trojan, can and should be removed by appropriate anti-malware scanners, although additional steps to disable Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware may also be required.

Why a Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware Lockdown Isn't As Bad As It Seems

Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's may cause panic due to its ability to keep you from using other programs or major aspects of the Windows interface, but this simple attack merely uses the pop-up to cover up your desktop, taskbar, start menu, etc. Since Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's pop-up appears automatically when you start Windows, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers can safely recommend disabling Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's launch routine as an easy way to regain access to your software.

Solutions for blocking Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware's pop-up launch include:

  • Booting from a networked drive or a removable drive device.
  • Temporarily switching to another operating system (especially a non-Windows OS if available, since Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware is limited to attacking Windows PCs).
  • Booting in Safe Mode, which is available for all Windows computers and can help to disable Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie Ransomware and other PC threats by launching Windows with a bare minimum of system processes.

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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.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Votre ordinateur est bloqué Gendarmerie 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.