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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Strathclyde Police virus

Strathclyde Police virus is now targeting many computers all over the world, however, primarily in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This is the ransomware virus which has made a lot of damage for many infected computers already. This scam is the same as Metropolitan Police virus already described in our articles before. The malware locks your desktop and tells you that you have been noticed of performing various sorts of malicious activities, primarily connected with watching certain illegal information, spreading spam and, by the way, even supporting some terrorist activities. Then the program asks you to pay the ransom in order to unlock your PC. It says this:

Attention!!! Under the laws of the United Kingdom and Investigation of Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Your computer is locked to prevent illegal activity in the network. From this IP-address it was visited sites containing banned scenes of violence against people, as well as viewing banned in United Kingdom child pornographic materials. We discovered video files that contain elements of violence were found on your computer. Unsolicited Bulk Messages was send from your computer’s IP address and it was recorded by SpamHaus this month. The computer has been locked to prevent your illegal activities on the Internet. To unlock the computer you are obliged, within 48 hours of receiving notice, to pay a fine of £100.

The virus instructs you to pay the ransom in two ways – either by Ukash or Paysafecard system. You are also instructed by the virus to email this financial information to the address . Do not become the victim of this virus. Do not tell any of your financial information to these crooks. Do not tell them any codes, digits though which the frauds can become richer by tricking you. Please follow the virus removal guidelines provided and developed by us below. If you have any problems removing this virus please do not hesitate to contact us at any time.

Automatic removal video:

Automatic removal milestones:

  1. Go to your friend, relative or anybody else who has computer with Internet connection.
  2. Take your USB flash drive / Memory Stick with you.
  3. Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer installation file from this site and save it to your USB flash drive / Memory Stick.
  4. malware removal tool

  5. Get back to your infected PC and insert the USB Drive / Memory Stick into the respective USB slot.
  6. Perform hard reset (press reset button on your computer) if your infected PC has been on with this virus background. If not, then simply turn your PC on.
  7. Before the very boot process begins keep repeatedly hitting “F8” button on your keyboard.
  8. In the window that appeared select “Safe mode with command prompt” option and press Enter.
  9. Choose your operating system and user account which was infected with this virus.
  10. In the cmd.exe window type “explorer” and press “Enter” button on your keyboard.
  11. Select “My Computer” and choose your USB flash drive / Memory Stick.
  12. Run the installation file of GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Install the program and run scan with it. (update of the program will not work for “Safe mode with command prompt” option)
  13. When the hijackers are successfully disabled (fixed) by GridinSoft Trojan Killer you may close GridinSoft Trojan Killer application.
  14. In the cmd.exe window type “shutdown /r /t 0” and press “Enter” button on your keyboard.
  15. Upon system reboot your PC will be unlocked and you will be able to use it just as before the infection took pace.
  16. However, it is recommended that you now update GridinSoft Trojan Killer and run the scan with it again to remove the source of the infections causing this virus to infect your PC.

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