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

Poliisi virus

If your computer screen is occupied by a message saying Tietokoneen on lukituu!, your computer is infected with Poliisi virus, which you should remove immediately. Poliisi virus is a ransomware infection which attempts to persuade computer users to pay a ransom fee which is said to be necessary in order to have the computer unlocked.

In addition to the sum of 100 euros which is required to be paid through Paysafecard or Ukash, the message displayed by the virus claims that the user has violated some laws. He/she is accused of viewing pornographic content or using copyrighted programs or files, which is said to be reason why the computer is now inoperable:

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It has been observed that there are three version of the interface of the virus; however, even though they differ a little, the reason why they have been produced is the same. Not surprisingly, there are many different ransomware infections containing credentials of different law enforcement agencies. Some of them are known as BSA virus, Federal Computer Crime Unit Virus, Latvijas Policijas Virus, etc. As you can see, different authoritative institutions are presented in simulated message. In the case of Poliisi virus, computer users are supposed to get scared by the Finnish police. Disregard the information provided, and remove Poliisi virus from the system; otherwise the computer will remain frozen, and you will not be able to use it at all.

To remove the virus and prevent future occurrence of infection, use SpyHunter, which is very easy to use. The anti-spyware software is a powerful tool which will remove Poliisi virus and other infections from the system. However, in order not to get the application blocked by the infection, some changes in the settings have to be made before installing it. Below you will find our instruction which will help you to install the SpyHunter.

Windows Vista/7:

1. Restart the computer.
2. Once the BIOS screen disappears, start tapping F8. If the Windows logo appears, repeat steps 1 and 2.
3. Use arrow keys on the keyboard to move to Safe Mode with Networking.
4. Press Enter to log in.
5. Open the browser and enter in the address box. Press Enter.
6. Download and install the application.
7. Launch a scan to remove Poliisi virus.

Windows XP:

1. Restart the PC and start tapping the F8 key once the BIOS screen disappears. If the Windows logo appears, restart the PC and try again.
2. Use arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking.
3. Press Enter.
4. In the dialog box, click on Yes.
5. Open the Start menu.
6. Launch Run.
7. Enter “msconfig” in the Open box and press OK.
8. Click on the Startup tab.
9. Uncheck all startup entries.
10. Click on Apply.
11. Download SpyHunter and restart the machine.
12. Install the file downloaded in Normal mode and remove the infection.

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