BSA (Business Software Alliance) that asked for MoneyPack code to unlock the computer is another malware in disguise. It comes from a group called Reveton. All threats from this family aim on deceiving computer users by pretending to be from Police agency or Authorities that watch the Internet for illegal activities.
EUROPOL is a computer virus that will lock the computer, denying user’s access to programs and the Internet. This threat is also known as Windows Locker Trojan. It can be acquired when victim pays a visit to risky web sites that shares pirated version of software. There are also cases that user may be infected with EUROPOL virus if they followed a malicious link sent out from spam emails and social networking sites.
One more addition to the list of ransom program or Windows locker virus is called “Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System – You computer is locked.” It demands for a ransom money and requested it to be paid via MoneyPak within 72 hours.
AFP – Australian Federal Police that blocks the PC upon infection is a Trojan or mostly known as Windows Locker malware. It usually enters the computer via Trojan that is expert in cultivating known software and security faults in order to get inside the system. AFP – Australian Federal Police Trojan strikes the registry first and modifies various settings that cause blocking of your access to your own computer.
Interpol Department of Cybercrime is another count to the list of ransom program that intimidates computer users. Usually, malware such as this disguises as a message from authority, which acted upon the violation, you have committed. In fact, the first issue of this ransom malware misspelled the title and reads Interpol Department of Cibercrime.
International Police Association – IAC (International Administration Center) virus is a malicious software that will your access to the affected computer. One problem faced by users with this Windows Lock malware is the inability to use the computer normally. International Police Association – IAC virus locks your desktop and makes you believe that authorities apply the action. It states that “Computer has been locked” due to your online violations and illegal possessions of copyrighted materials.
United States Cyber Security MoneyPak Trojan is another fraudulent warning that will appear on desktop that is infected with a Windows Lock malware. This typical malware locks the desktop and displays alarming messages stating that you have violated a copyright law.
Windows Genuine Advantage is a ransom Trojan that initially targets computer users in Germany. It impersonates as real alert from your operating system. Though, this will appear when your PC is infected with a Trojan or virus. It typically locks the computer and demand for a payment before it gives back your access.
In order for malware authors to deceive victim, it is not a surprise anymore if they will use known computer brands and titles. For the past months, it is ‘Windows’ that we have seen being repeatedly used for a malware name. Now, there is a new one that mimics your operating system’s protection and it is exhibited as “Your system has been blocked – Microsoft Security Essentials Alert”.
If your PC is blocked Police Cybercrime Investigation Department then you are the unlucky one to catch one of the ransom Trojan. This kind of Windows locker malware intends to demand ransom money from you after it holds your computer as its hostage. Police Cybercrime Investigation Department virus will decline you from accessing your own computer.