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‘Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos’ virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Olivia Morelli - -   Also known as 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' ransomware, Ukash virus, Police virus | Type: Ransomware

'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus (also known as 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos – Lietuvos Kriminalinės Policijos Biuras – Informacinių Technologijų Valdyba' virus) is a dangerous cyber infection, which blocks computers and displays its fake alert about law violations. It is categorized as ransomware because it locks systems down and then seeks to make people pay a certain amount of money for unlocking them. This specific virus is designed for infecting PC users who live in Lithuania but it can be said that almost every world's country has a variant of virus, which is similar to 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' ransonware. If you noticed an alert that claims that you were noticed while using copyrighted, pornographic or illegal content, spreading viruses and initiating similar illegal activities, be sure that it's fake. We highly recommend you to ignore this full-screen pop-up warning message and remove 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus from the system. In order to know how to do that, you should read the following information.

How can 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus infect my computer?

'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus is spread just like any other ransomware. That means that it is closely related to trojans that infiltrate computers via infected emails, fake attachments, misleading alerts and illegal programs. In order to prevent infiltration of such viruses, you should always make sure that you have the latest anti-virus and anti-spyware versions installed on your machine. If 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus infiltrates computer, you shouldn't miss that. That's because it is set to block the system and show its fake alert as soon as it reaches its target PC system. If you think that you are infected, the first thing you should do is ignore its requirement to pay 300 LTL or other amount of money because it won't help you to unlock your computer. In addition, you should remove 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus from the system.

How to remove 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus?

If 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' alert appeared on your PC's desktop, it means that it was infected. In this case, you should follow these steps in order to remove it from the system:

* Manual 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus 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 remaining files.

* Users infected with 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' 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.

* Flash drive method:

  1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner 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 'Policijos Departamentas Prie Vidaus Reikalų Ministerijos' virus once more and run a full system scan with updated anti-malware program.
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