Danger level 8
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions

Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus

Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus is a malicious computer infection that slithers into your system behind your back. It is usually delivered by Urausy Trojan and a number of botnets. This computer threat is classified as ransomware because it holds your computer hostage asking for a ransom fee. Your computer becomes a hostage, because Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus blocks desktop access and you cannot access your files or programs no matter how many times you restart the PC. It happens, because upon the infection Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus performs particular changes to your registry and opens the program automatically whenever you turn on your computer.

It is not the first infection that locks your screen. Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus is a ransomware program localized for Uruguay and it comes from a huge group of Ukash Virus infections. They are called like that because they make use of such alternative payment systems as Ukash to receive money transfers from infected users. Other similar infection localized for South America include Policía Nacional del Ecuador Virus, Policía Federal Argentina Virus and Policia Boliviana Virus, although there are a lot more infection variants active across the globe.

When Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus locks down your PC, it displays a fake notification from Uruguayan Police that says you have breached several laws by downloading and distributing copyrighted material. You are also accused of distributing child pornography and supporting terrorism among other things:

¡ATENCIÓN! Su OP (ordenador) está bloqueado debido a al menos una de las razones especificadas siguientes.

Usted ha visto o distribudo el contenido prohibido pornográfico (porno infantile/Zoofilia ya etc), violando así el artículo 202 del Criminal Code de la República Oriental del Uruguay. El artículo 202 del Criminal Code prevé la privación de la libertad de 4 a 12 años.

Las multas deben solamente ser pagodas durante 72 horas después de la infracción. Tan pronto como 72 horas transcurren, su posibilidad de pagar la multa sera expirada, así, un proceso penal sera automáticamente iniciado en su contra durante las próximas 72 horas!

El importe de la multa es de UYU $2,000 (Peso) o USD $100 (US Dólar).

Usted puede pagar esta multa por Ukash.

The infection requires you to transfer the fine within 72 hours through Ukash. This demand is obviously groundless, because you have not committed any of the crime listed. Plus, Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus is a computer infection that is a part of a wide cyber crime scam. To unlock your desktop and remove Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus from the PC, you should follow the instructions below. Do invest in a reliable antimalware program, because ransomware often arrives with other malware as well, so you probably need to remove not only Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus, but various additional malicious files from your PC too.

How to restore your desktop access

Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Reboot the PC and tap F8 key repeatedly.
  2. When Advanced Boot Options menu appears, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and launch a full system scan.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. Click Yes on confirmation box.
  3. Download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start Menu and launch Run.
  5. Enter "msconfig" into Open box and click OK.
  6. Open Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  7. Click Disable all and click OK to save changes.
  8. Reboot the PC in Normal Mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and perform a full system scan to detect Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus.

Instructions for Windows 8

  1. Press Windows key for metro Start screen to show up.
  2. Click on the built-in Internet Explorer tile on the menu.
  3. Enter http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph into the address bar and press Enter.
  4. Click Run when a download dialog box appears.
  5. Install SpyHunter and perform a full system scan.

In case you have any questions about how to remove Policía Nacional de Uruguay Virus, leave us a comment below.

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