Danger level 10
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Block exe files from running
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes

Malta Police Force virus

Malta Police Force (MPF) virus is another ransomware infection which seeks to get your money. It disables access to the desktop and displays a fraudulent message whenever you turn on your PC. The lock-down is said to have occurred because of illicit activities performed on your computer. They are presented in a form of a list containing different articles of law, including Copyright, Pornography and others.

Do not think that you are actually charged with the use of copyrighted material or the spread of pornography as the majority of ransomware infections currently circulating on the Internet contain the same articles. For instance, the same false accusations are presented by such ransomware viruses as Polizei virus, GVU virus, Magyar Rendorseg virus and many others, some of which are known to have and audio message explain why the computer is locked.

In addition to the simulated statements, the user is asked to pay a particular sum of money. Do not think that the 100 euro fine, which you are expected to pay through Ukash or Paysafecard, will help you remove the message from the system. Instead of wasting your money you should remove Malta Police Force virus from the system as the message displayed on your screen has nothing to do with the actual law enforcement agency.

Here you will find some excerpts from the message of Malta Police Force virus:

Your Computer has been locked!

To unlock your computer ant to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee 100 EUR.

All activities of this computer has been recorded
If you use a webcam, videos and pictures were saved for identification.

Act now and remove Malta Police Force virus if you want to restore your PC. Only after having deleted it you will access the desktop and use the PC as usual. Moreover, you should know that this threat can surreptitiously download new infections and damage the system performance; hence, find our step-by-step instructions on how to remove Malta Police Force virus and protect the system with SpyHunter below:

Windows Vista/7:

1. Restart the computer.
2. Wait for the BIOS screen to disappear and immediately start tapping the F8 key to open the boot options menu.
3. Using the arrow keys, highlight Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
4. Once you log in, open the browser and go to http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
5. Run the installer and then scan the PC for Malta Police Force virus.

Windows XP:

1. Reboot the computer and start tapping the F8 key as soon as the BIOS screen providing you with information on your hardware disappears.
2. Using the arrow keys, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
3. When a dialog box appears, click on Yes.
4. Open the Start menu.
5. Launch Run.
6. Type “msconfig” in the box and press OK.
7. Open the Startup tab and disable all startup entries.
8. Press Apply to save changes and close the window.
9. Download SpyHunter.
10. Reboot the computer.
11. After the PC reboots normally, install the file you have downloaded and launch a scan to remove Malta Police Force virus.

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