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removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as redirect | Type: Browser hijacker is a malicious website that must be avoided. No matter that its name may makes you automatically think that you will enter a site which is related to Police, it seems that it is filled only with pornography. Visiting this site is dangerous because you may be tricked into infecting your computer with ransomware or other virus. As soon as ransomware enters the system, it locks it down, encrypts your valuable files and starts showing a fake notification that asks to pay a fine for decrypting these files. It may also claim that Police found you visiting illegal sites and, in order to avoid jail, you must pay a ransom. Of course, you should never pay it. Please, stay away from!

How can hijack my computer?

You may notice annoying redirects to on each of your web browsers. That may start bothering you after your computer gets infected with browser hijacker that spreads around with a help of other malware or questionable freeware. In order to avoid such viruses, you should always make sure that your computer is protected by the latest anti-spyware version. Of course, avoiding illegal programs and malware is also recommended. Remember, ignoring redirects on your browser and visiting is dangerous because you can easily infect your PC with ransomware. If you have already found such virus installed on your machine, read articles about FBI virus and Kovter ransomware.

How to get rid of redirects?

If your browser keeps redirecting you to, you should scan it with Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. This will help you to remove malicious programs from your computer. If you are infected with ransomware, you should try to unblock your computer by following these steps:

Manual Kovter removal:

  1. Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
  2. Run Regedit
  3. Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
  4. Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
  5. Reboot and run a full system scan with updated Reimage to remove leftovers of this virus. You can also try Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes.

* Flash drive method:

  1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage or other reputable anti-malware program.
  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 FBI System Failure virus once more and run a full system scan.

* Users infected with Kovter 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': After doing that, run a full system scan with anti-malware program.

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