Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit is a treacherous ransomware created by computer cyber criminals and computer hackers to earn money from innocent computer users by fooling them. They intentionally lock random computers of people and state that their PC is locked because they have visited some of the porno websites and distributed adult contents over internet which is against the law. And since they have violated the law so, they have to pay the fine of 100 euros in order to unlock their PC. The message that they display is very much like the one as shown below –
“Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit
Criminaliteit op het internet
Activite illicite demelee!
Ce blocage de l’ordinateur sert a la prevention de vos actes ilegaux. Le Systeme d’exploitation a ete bloque a cause de la derogation de lois de la Royaume de Belguique.”
This ransomware completely blocks your computer and the only thing you see is the message threatening you to pay the fine via Moneypak system. You should not trust this deceitful application because no legit authority in the world collects the fine using method of locking computer system. That’s why you are recommended not to pay the fine to this ransomware, because even after paying the money it is not guaranteed that your PC is going to be unlocked. So, without wasting any more time, just take proper measures to remove Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit ransomware from your PC as quick as possible.
Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit Virus Screenshot!
Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit Virus Attack Symptoms!
- It locks your PC and does not unlock it until you pay ransom money.
- You may see several commercial unwanted pop-ups and adverts.
- Your PC will run slowly and sluggishly with degraded performance.
- Your PC’s resources will be compromised and it may also disable certain functions of your PC.
- It may also download and install several harmful spyware programs along with this ransomware.
- And so on.
How Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit ransomware Spreads?
The way by which this ransomware spreads varies victim to victim. It may get into your system via sneaky redirects and to your friends PC via fake scanners. The way it disperses entirely depends on your browsing behavior and the type of websites you surf more. It may get into your system while you are visiting any hijacked or suspicious website or some legit website having malicious contents embedded in it. Not only that, if you have downloaded any stuff from malicious torrent sites then also this ransomware can get into your system in no time. Apart from that lethal Trojans and malicious email attachments are always there to spread this kind of deceitful applications.
How to Remove Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit ransomware from PC?
Once this ransomware gets into your system and locks it, it only prompts you to pay the fine of 100 euros and disables all the features and functionalities of the system by which one can do something to get rid of such deceit application. You will not be able to access the control panel, task manager, system’s registry editor and any such thing which could help you to get rid of this rogue. But if you start your PC in a safe mode and then attempt to get rid of this ransomware then possibly you can remove it from your system. In case you fail to eliminate it from your computer completely then it is better you try the other way out and use the program provided below which will effectively scan the system and remove all the traces of this ransomware completely from the system. Just start your PC in a safe mode and launch this application. It will do the rest.
To view complete installation process, check out Installation Guide.
Manual removal methods of this ransomware tends to be little less reliable & effective, but still those methods are explained below –
Step 1 – Start your Windows system and keep pressing ‘F8’ button on your keyboard until Windows Advanced Option menu shows up. Then select the ‘Safe Mode with Command Prompt’ option from the list and press ‘Enter’.
Step 2 – In the opened command prompt type ‘explorer’ and press ‘Enter’ to open the explorer windows.
Step 3 – Now in the command prompt type ‘regedit’ and press ‘Enter’.
Step 4 – In registry editor window navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
Step 5 – In the right side of the window locate ‘Shell’ and click on it. Now click on Modify. Its default value is Explorer.exe, if you see something else, then remove it and type Explorer.exe on it. If something else is written on it then use that information to navigate to the rogue executable and remove it.
Step 6 – Then restart your PC and download the file mentioned below and perform full system scan to eliminate Politie Federal Computer Crime Unit from PC.