Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Police on web Virus

Police on Web Virus is a French ransomware infection displaying a misleading message that is supposed to regarded as sent by the Police on Web, which is an online police service dealing with complaints registered on the Internet. The message popped up on the screen states that the computer is locked, because the owner of the PC has violated some laws. If you know that the Police on Web is a legitimate service, do not think that you can trust the content of the message stating that you have to pay a ransom.

The messages does not define the exact reason why the computer has been locked; instead, it provides a list which shows all possible cases that may cause the lock-down of the machine. According to the list given, the user might have visited some prohibited websites and watched child pornography. Moreover, it is said that he/she might have distributed information that should not have been distributed and stored unlicensed content. Below you will find how the alleged accusations are presented in the message:

1. Votre ordinateur a été utilisé pour le visionnage des sites interdits
2. Votre ordinateur a été utilisé pour le visionnage des sites comparnt des éléments de pornographie d'enfants
3. Votre ordinateur a été utilisé pour le transfert de l'information interdite
4. Votre ordinateur a été utilisé pour le stockage/le visionnage du contenu sans licence

Moreover, pay no attention to the charge for unlocking the computer. It is said that you should pay the money through Ukash; however, if you do what you are expected to do by the criminals behind the virus, you will lose your money and will never get it back even though the service is said to be safe; unfortunately, this does not apply to cases when the service is presented by cyber crooks.

As the only safe way to remove Police on Web Virus is to use a professional spyware removal tool, use SpyHunter, which will kill the infection and other pieces of malware without any difficulties. All that you need to do is install the tool following our instructions:

1. Restart the computer and press F8 while the PC is restarting.
2. Use arrow keys on your keyboard to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
3. Go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph to download SpyHunter.
4. Install the program and remove the infection.

Windows XP:

1. Reboot the PC according to steps 1 and 2 presented above.
2. Open the Start menu.
3. Launch Run.
4. Type “msconfig” in the field and press OK.
5. Open the Startup tab and click on the Disable All button.
6. Press OK to confirm.
7. Download SpyHunter.
8. Restart the computer and install the tool in Normal Mode.
9. Scan the PC to detect and delete the virus.

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