- Slow Computer
- System crashes
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Installs itself without permissions
- Block exe files from running
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
It is very common that cyber criminals try to trick users into thinking that they have committed some serious crimes and they need to pay up. Take Interpol Virus for example. It is a typical ransomware application that denies desktop access claiming that users have breached several international laws by engaging in illegal cyber activity. The main reason why Interpol Virus enters your computer is money, and the criminals behind this infection expect you to pay a fake fine via alternative payment systems. Needless to say, that you must remove Interpol Virus from your computer and paying is definitely not an option.
Interpol Virus is not a first ransomware application in line. It comes from a big group of ransomware programs that is usually called Ukash Virus group. Ukash is an alternative payment system exploited by cyber criminals to collect “fine” payments. Apart from Ukash, other alternative payment systems can be used as well – MoneyPak, PaySafeCard, MoneyGram and so on. These systems are not malicious and they are not related to Interpol Virus. However, due to the ease of use they are often employed by cyber criminals to collect money from unsuspecting users. Since alternative payment systems do not require users to have credit cards, they allow cyber criminals to target a far wider audience.
This infection generally arrives together with Trojans or adware that you accidentally download from third party websites. When the installation file is run, Interpol Virus forces your PC to restart, and the next time the system boots, you are greeted with a disturbing message on your screen:
The amount of the so-called fine may differ according to your location, but users affected by this infection need to realize that the notification on their screens is false. Interpol Virus simply follows the footsteps of FBI MoneyPak Virus, FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, Metropolitan Police Virus and many others. You clearly have not been involved in the criminal activity Interpol Virus tells you about, and even if you were to pay the fine, your computer would not be unlocked!
Therefore, you need to keep your money to yourself and remove Interpol Virus following the instructions below. Unlock your desktop and then make sure you disable Interpol Virus’s auto-start to delete all the infections files through and through. Take note that manual removal is not recommended unless you are an experienced computer user. If you do not work with Windows Registry editor on a regular basis, it is for the best to invest in a licensed antimalware tool and scan your computer with it to terminate Interpol Virus once and for all.
How to unlock my PC
Windows Vista & Windows 7