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‘Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice’ Ransomware

Posted: December 13, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 138
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 42,144
First Seen: December 13, 2012
Last Seen: January 6, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice Ransomware Screenshot 1'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware pretends to be a legal notification from the US government, but actually is a ransomware Trojan that aims to steal your money through the MoneyPak voucher system. 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware may pretend to be authorized to lock your computer and even will pretend to be monitoring your webcam feed for legal purposes, but 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware is, itself, a completely illegal and malicious program that never should be taken at face value. If you notice an easily-spotted 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware infection by its characteristic pop-up warning, SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend that you take suitable measures to disable the 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware before you try to delete 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware with a dependable anti-malware product.

Why You Don't Need to Fear 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware's Ominous Judgment

While most ransomware Trojans will display pop-up alerts that involve threats regarding supposed activities based around A) illegal erotica or B) copyright infringement, 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware cites both of these reasons as excuses for locking your computer. Similar to many other recent ransomware-based PC threats, 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware also will attempt to capture your webcam feed and display it as fake evidence of your actions being monitored by legal authorities.

Along with its threats of other supposedly legal penalties, 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware insists that its victims pay a 300 USD fine to avert these problems. However, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers note that 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware isn't capable of penalizing your PC legally and isn't affiliated with any type of law-abiding organization.

SpywareRemove.com malware experts have noted that 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware bears many similarities to other ransomware Trojans, particularly the Celas Trojan, the SGAE Virus, the SIAE Virus and the Gema 'Access to your computer was denied' Virus. The same infection vectors that are responsible for these types of ransomware Trojans also should be considered potential entry points for 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware, which will install itself without your consent and while trying to disguise itself as another application (if its installation is visible at all).

Taking Away 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware's Stolen Gavel

Because the same vulnerabilities that introduce 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware to your computer also may install other forms of malware, SpywareRemove.com security analysts recommend that you consider your computer as potentially compromised by multiple threats until you can use anti-malware products to confirm otherwise. 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware may display its screen-blocking fake alert automatically, but you don't need to pay its fine to stop this attack – instead, you should use the Safe Mode feature of Windows to prevent 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware from starting and displaying its pop-up in the first place.

After having vanquished 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware's startup exploit, you can use anti-malware software to remove 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware and any other malware in perfect safety. In no case do SpywareRemove.com malware experts recommend paying 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware's MoneyPak fee, which has the sole purpose of funding the criminal development of malicious software.

Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice Ransomware Screenshot 2

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



%CommonAppData%\MigAutoPlay.exe File name: %CommonAppData%\MigAutoPlay.exe
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "MigAutoPlay" = %CommonAppData%\MigAutoPlay.exe

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1ALL ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR COMPUTER HAVE BEEN RECORDED IN THE POLICE DATABASE, INCLUDING PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM YOUR CAMERA FOR FURTHER IDENTIFICATION. YOU HAVE BEEN REGISTERED FOR VIEWING PORNOGRAPHY INVOLVING MINORS.
2Amount of fine is $300. Payment must be made within 48 hours after the computer blocking. If the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution without the right to pay the fine. The Department for the Fight against Cyberactivity will confiscate your computer (After 48 hours).
3AN ATTEMPT TO UNLOCK THE COMPUTER BY YOURSELF WILL LEAD TO THE FULL FORMATTING OF THE OPERATING SYSTEM.
ALL FILES, VIDEOS, PHOTOS, DOCUMENTS ON YOUR COMPUTER WILL BE DELETED.
To unlock your computer and to avoid legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300.
4Article - 113 The use of unlicensed software
Imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years
(The use of unlicensed software)
5Article - 171 Copyright
Imprisonment for the the term of up to 2-5 years
(The use or sharing of copyrighted files)
6Possible violations described below:
Article - 184 Pornography involving children (under 18 years)
Imprisonment for the term of up to 10-15 years
(The use or distribution of pornographic files)
7The United States Department of Justice
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of the violation of the law of the United States of America.