Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus is a sneaky ransomware, which attacks PC users who are located in the Lebanese Republic. You shouldn't feel really safe if you live in other country or geographical region because there are many other variants of this threat that are actively spreading around. Similarly to Palestinian Civil Police Force CashU virus, Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus relies on trojan horse, which downloads malicious files and then modifies the system in order to launch it as soon as PC is rebooted. Differently from other viruses, this ransomware shows up for its victim as soon as it gets inside the system and displays a huge notification, which covers entire desktop. Be sure that Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus seeks the only thing: to make you think that you have a deal with the real governmental authority, which has noticed your illegal activities on the Internet. Please, never pay the fine, which is asked on its misleading alert and remove Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus from the system without any delay.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus?
As we have said, Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus is distributed by trojan horse, which typically hides inside shareware, freeware and other infected software. Besides, illegal sites may also be included to the distribution of this virus, so you should always make sure that you have updated anti-virus and anti-malware installed. As soon as it manages to get inside, virus downloads malicious Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus files and modifies the system in order to make it active once PC is rebooted. Once it's done, ransomware starts showing its fake alert that tries to convince the PC user that he/she will be fined for the use of copyrighted content, distribution of malware and similar activities. The virus requires paying 100$, 100 Euro or 200,000 Lebanese pounds via chashU services. However, you should never do that if you don't want to lose your money. We highly recommend two things: ignore a misleading notification and remove Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus from the system.
HOW TO REMOVE Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus?
When trying to remove Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus, you should prepare your computer for that and unlock the system first. For that, we recommend using these steps:
* Flash drive method:
1. Take another machine and use it to download Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, 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 Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus once more and run a full system scan.
* Users infected with Lebanese Internal Security Forces 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 Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable Lebanese Internal Security Forces 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 to remove remaining Lebanese Internal Security Forces virus files.