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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

Suomen Poliisi Virus

The newest group of Ukash Virus group threats proves that ransomware infections are not going anywhere in 2013. Suomen Poliisi Virus is a malicious program that attacks users in Finland, and tries to steal their money by convincing them, that they have to pay a fine in order to unlock their computers. Suomen Poliisi Virus claims that the Finnish Police office has locked down a compromised computer, because the user has been engaged in illegal cyber activities. The infection presents a long list of supposed offenses in a screen-sized message that blocks user from accessing his desktop. You can an excerpt of the said message below:

HUOMIO! Tietokonenne on tehty vaarattomaksi vähintään yhdestä alla mainituista syistä.

Te olette katsoneet tai levittäneet kiellettyjä pornosisällyksiä (Lapsiporno/Zoofilia). Sillä lailla te olette rikkoneet Suomessa rikoslain lakipykälää 202. Lakipykälä 202 edellyttää vapausrangaistusta 4-12 vuotta.

Sakot on mahdollista maksaa vain 72 tuntien kuluessa rikoksen jälkeen. 72 tuntien kuluttua sakon maksun mahdollisuus päättyy ja rikosasia aloitetaan automaattisesti seuraavien 72 tunnissa!

Sakon määraä on €100. Te voitte maksaa laskun PaySafeCard/Ukash.

Aside from accusing you of illegally downloading copyrighted material, Suomen Poliisi Virus also claims that you have been downloading and distributing material related to child pornography and bestiality. It sites a few made-up articles and says that for everything you have done, you could be put into prison for up to 12 years (and more). The same scare tactics is utilized by other Ukash Group infections, including FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, Polizia Penitenziaria Virus, ICSPA Virus and many others. Just like its other variants, Suomen Poliisi Virus is distributed by Urausy trojan, so it means that even if you remove the ransomware from your computer, you will need to terminate the trojan as well.

Therefore, no matter what you do, do not pay the ransom fee, because Suomen Poliisi Virus has no intention of unlocking your PC. Also, do not blame Ukash and/or PaySafeCard for siding up with the criminals behind this infection. These alternative payment systems are simply being used by Suomen Poliisi Virus because of their simplicity. To not get tricked by this threat. Follow the instructions below to remove Suomen Poliisi Virus for good:

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Restart your computer and tap F8 key continuously.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Access and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and continue with a full system scan.

Windows XP

  1. Restart the PC and press F8 key repeatedly.
  2. When Advanced Boot Options menu appears, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Click Yes when a confirmation dialog box appears.
  4. Download SpyHunter.
  5. Open Start Menu and click Run.
  6. Enter "msconfig" and press Enter.
  7. Click Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  8. Select Disable all and click OK to save changes.
  9. Reboot your computer in Normal Mode.
  10. Install SpyHunter and perform a full system scan to detect Suomen Poliisi Virus.

In case you have any questions regarding the removal of Suomen Poliisi Virus, leave a comment below.

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