Police Fédérale Belge virus (you can also find it named as L'ordinateur est bloqué par la police virus) is a dangerous ransomware, which seeks to scare people into thinking that they were noticed when viewing pornographic material, using copyrighted content and doing other illegal activities. That's why it blocks entire PC system and shows a warning, which lists these crimes and then asks to pay the fine of 100 euro for avoiding more serious consequences. This warning is typically filled with various tricky details, such as PC's IP address, location, OS version and similar. Of course, no matter that it looks trustworthy, you should never believe this thing because such governmental authorities as Federal Police of Belgium don't block computers or apply similar methods for collecting money from their criminals. If you want to save your money and restore normal work of your computer, you should eliminate malicious files from the system.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Police Fédérale Belge virus?
Just like its name suggests, Police Fédérale Belge virus attacks only those PC users who are in Belgium, so if you live in this country you should be especially careful when browsing on the Internet. Typically, this virus attacks computers via illegal websites, spam, unlicensed software and similar ways of distribution. Once inside the system, Police Fédérale Belge virus occupies PC system: it disconnects PC from the Internet, locks it down and replaces desktop with its fake alert, which says: L'ordinateur est bloqué par la police and lists various crimes. Please, ignore this alert if you see it on your computer because it has nothing to do with police or other governmental authority of Belgium. We highly recommend following these steps and eliminating Police Fédérale Belge virus from the system.
HOW TO REMOVE Police Fédérale Belge virus?
Remember, if you see a warning from Police Fédérale Belge virus, you have to ignore it because it belongs to ransomware. In addition, scan your computer with the reputable anti-malware and remove Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste virus from the system:
1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes.
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 Police Fédérale Belge virus once more and run a full system scan.
* Users infected with Police Fédérale Belge 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 Police Fédérale Belge virus removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable your 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 or Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner to remove remaining virus files.