West Yorkshire Police virus is classified as ransomware scam. There are many similar scams actively spreading around that all lock computers down with officially-looking alerts and notifications. They all mention local police offices or governmental organizations in these warnings, and list some laws that have been supposedly violated by a user.. Typically, user is accused of doing some criminal activity, like watching pongography, spreading copyrighted content or even distributing malware. To make this even more real and make you pay 100 pounds as a fine, West Yorkshire Police virus also displays your IP and host name. Before you start believing this alert, you need to know that all this story is a huge Scam. Police do not send this kind of letters, and they do not ask you to pay fine by locking your computer.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH West Yorkshire Police Ukash virus?
West Yorkshire Police virus, just like other Ukash threats, is distributed through fake video codecs and flash updates. Besides, some people mentioned that torrent files and officially-looking spam letters can easily lead you to the infiltration of this virus. So, if you receive an email from your local police or other institution, be very careful when opening it because you may get infected. When it gets inside the system, West Yorkshire Police Ukash virus blocks the whole system and replaces the desktop with its fake notification. Please, never fall for this threat because you will simply give your money for scammers. Criminals can also gather your credit card information and use it for their own needs.
HOW CAN I REMOVE West Yorkshire Police Ukash virus?
We highly advice to use automated anti-malware tools to remove West Yorkshire Police Ukash virus. However, if you are blocked from getting online and downloading anti-spyware, follow these options:
* Flash drive method:
1. Take another machine and use it to downloadReimage, PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
2. Update the program and put into the USB drive or simple CD.
3. In the meanwhile, reboot your infected machine to Safe Mode with command prompt and stick USB drive in it.
4. Reboot computer infected with Specialist Crime Directorate virus once more and run a full system scan with Reimage.
* Users infected with Specialist Crime Directorate virus are allowed to access other accounts on their Windows systems. If one of such accounts has administrator rights, you should be capable to launch anti-malware program.
* Try to deny the Flash to make your ransomware stop function as intended. In order to disable the Flash, go to Macromedia support and select 'Deny': http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html. After doing that, run a full system scan with anti-malware program.
* Manual Specialist Crime Directorate virus removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
- Run Regedit
- Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
- Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
- Reboot and run a full system scan with updated Reimage, PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to remove remaining files.
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