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.
Interpol – Department of Cybercrime is a ransom program that is considered by many as a computer virus. This threat is a variant of Metropolitan Police Service malware that has infected thousands of computers in European region. When Interpol – Department of Cybercrime virus attack, it overwrites some system files and add registry that makes the malware rule the system.
Metropolitan Police Ukash virus ruins an infected computer by refusing user’s access. There are a number of variant for this threat and most of them targets regions in Europe. While most variants are deployed on that part of the world, Metropolitan Police Ukash intends to infect users worldwide. As of this writing, it intensely affects computer users in western part of the world particularly U.S. and Canada.
Windows Anytime Upgrade Ukash virus is a program that will lock the computer and blocks any files from running. Similar to ‘Fake Police’ ransom program that floods the Internet, this new one is also causing havoc to many computer users. However, instead of imitating government agencies, Windows Anytime Upgrade Ukash virus settles to be a local warning, pretending to be part of the system.
International Police Association (I.P.A.) is another ransom Trojan that request Ukash payment. This Trojan is part of the ‘Lockscreen’ clan that mainly targets computer users based in Europe. However, this does not necessary mean that computer users from other part of the world may not be affected by this malware.
Microsoft Windows Ukash virus is another ransom Trojan that will pretend to be an act of penalty from Windows operating system. This virus will post a message on your desktop that bears the same background and logo as your system. By doing this, author of this ransom Trojan aims to mislead victim and assures them that they can resolve the issue by paying a fine of 100 Euros.
SGAE Paysafe is a ransom Trojan that locks the desktop on the infected computer. It commonly displays a message “SGAE El ordenador se ha bloqueado” that when translated to English means “SGAE The computer is locked.”
“West Yorkshire Police, Your computer is locked” is a ransom program that locks the PC for real. It blocks your access to all programs as well as the Internet. This virus accuses victim of using the computer for illicit purposes. It state that the Windows license number is in violation of law in UK. For this reason, authorities have blocked your access.
If you are seeing An Garda Siochana Ireland’s National Police Service on your computer screen, it signifies that you are infected with a ransom program. This type of malware is created to hostage the PC. It will lock everything and leave you with modified wallpaper that contains notices and warnings.