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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

Policía Federal Argentina Virus

Out of all computer infections ransomware programs must be the most annoying ones. Take Policía Federal Argentina Virus, for example. This ransomware program targets users in Argentina and strikes unexpectedly by locking down the computer and displaying a fake notification. The notification has a logo of the Federal Argentinian Police (Policia Federal Argentina) to make it seem as though the user infected has really violated several national laws. This way Policía Federal Argentina Virus manages to scare users into paying the ransom fee of  200 Argentinian pesos.

It goes without saying that the notification on your screen that does not allow you to enter your desktop is nothing but a hoax. Policía Federal Argentina Virus simply follow the path of other Ukash Viruses, that include such notorious names as FBI Moneypak, Police & Gendarmerie National Virus, the ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus and many more. Just like other localized versions of Ukash ransomware, Policía Federal Argentina Virus displays the warning in a local language (Spanish), but the overall contents of the notification are very similar to a long list of fake notifications displayed worldwide:

Su ordenador se ha bloqueado!

El funcionamiento de su ordenador fue interrumpido a cause de indices de ciber actividad desautorizada.

Para desbloquear su ordenador y evitar la persecucion judicial Usted tiene que hacer el pago por el valor de 200 ARS.

Por favor, preste atencion al hecho de que la multa debe ser pagada durante 48 horas. Si Usted no tendra la posibilidad de hacer el pago durante el plazo indicado, so sera posible desbloquer Su ordernador.

En este caso se iniciara la causa penal contra Usted automaticamente.

It basically says that your computer has been blocked due to a list of illegal activities. The main crime you are accused of is illegal downloading and distribution of copyrighted material. Then Policía Federal Argentina Virus also accuses you of producing pornography, child pornography, helping terrorist organizations and so on. The infection claims that you need to pay the fine within 48 hours since the infringement, because that is the only way to avoid criminal charges. What is more, Policía Federal Argentina Virus promises to unlock your computer if you pay the 200 ARS fee via Ukash or PaySafeCard. It adds that all of your data will be deleted from your hard drive if you try removing Policía Federal Argentina Virus yourself.

However, removing Policía Federal Argentina Virus is exactly the thing you have to do. To start with, you need to unblock your desktop, and to do that, simply follow the instructions below. Once your desktop access is restored, acquire a powerful computer safeguard program and delete Policía Federal Argentina Virus  for good.

How to unlock my PC:

For Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Reboot the PC and tap F8 continuously.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Access and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the free scanner and perform a full system scan.

For Windows XP

  1. Restart your PC and press F8 repeatedly.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking from Advanced Boot Options and press Enter.
  3. Click Yes on a confirmation box.
  4. Download SpyHunter.
  5. Open Start Menu and click Run.
  6. Type "msconfig" into Open box and click OK.
  7. Click Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  8. Click Disable all and click OK to save changes.
  9. Reboot the PC in Normal Mode.
  10. Install SpyHunter scanner and scan your system to detect Policía Federal Argentina Virus.

In case you have any questions how to remove Policía Federal Argentina Virus from your PC, leave us a comment below.

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