"Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" Virus - how to remove?
"Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" is a screen locker infection which asks computer users to pay a non existent fine (100 Canadian dollars) for supposedly made law violations. It's a scam developed by Cyber criminals who are using such deceptive strategy to trick computer users into believing that they have to pay a fine for owning pirated content, watching pornography etc. You should understand that Canadian Police Association has nothing to do with this message, Cyber criminals who are responsible for creating this ransomware infection are exploiting the name of an authority to make their screen locker appear more legitimate.
This screen locker originates from a family of ransomware called Epubb, deceptive messages that are used in these infections has been translated to various languages. For example if a computer user from USA would get his/her PC infected with this ransomware the header of this ransomware would be changed to FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), computer users from UK would see this message as being send by Bedfordshire Police etc. "Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" ransomware and other similar screen lockers are able to detect the IP address of the computers that they infiltrate and having such information they adapt their headers and the deceptive message.
You shouldn't even consider paying the fine that you are asked by "Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" screen locker - you will loose your money and your PC will still be blocked. To prevent such infections from entering your PC you should always use a legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs. Most commonly such ransomware infections are distributed using spam campaigns, Trojans and malicious websites. If you computer screen is locked by such message use the provided removal guide and unlock your PC.
Fake message shown in "Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" scam:
Canadian Police Association
Association canadienne des policiers (CPA ACP)
Your computer is locked! All activity of this computer has been recorded. If you use a web cam, videos and pictures were saved for identification.
Your computer has been locked. This could be due to one of the following reasons:
1. Your computer has been used to view banned web sites.
2. Your computer has been used to view web sites containing child pornography.
3. Your computer has been used to illegal information, software.
4. Your computer has been used for storing or viewing pirated content.
What should I do? According to "Information Security and Control Act 2012", you are required to pay a fine of 100 Canadian dollars. For the convenience of paying the fine we provide a payment gateway for Ukash or PaySafeCard vouchers. You need to buy voucher for sum of 100 Canadian dollars and enter the 19 or 16 digit code written on the voucher the secure payment form, then press "OK" button to send the code.
What will happen after I submit the code? Once voucher is verified by our system your computer will be unlocked after 14 hours.
"Canadian Police Association - Your Computer is Locked" screen locker removal:
During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then select Safe mode with networking from the list and press ENTER.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Log in to the account that is infected with Canadian Police Association virus. Start your Internet browser and download a legitimate anti-spyware program. Update the anti-spyware software and start a full system scan. Remove all the entries that it detects.
If you can't start your computer in safe mode with networking, try doing a System restore.
Video showing how to remove ransomware virus using "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and "System Restore":
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt - During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then select Safe mode with command prompt from the list and press ENTER.
2. When command prompt mode loads enter the following line: cd restore and press ENTER.
3. Next type this line: rstrui.exe and press ENTER.
4. In the opened window click "Next".
5. Select one of the available restore point and click "Next" (this will restore your computer's system to an earlier time and date, before the ransomware infiltrated your PC).
6. In the opened window click "Yes".
7. After restoring your computer to a previous date download and scan your PC with a recommended anti-spyware software to eliminate any left remnants of Canadian Police Association virus.
If you can't start your computer in safe mode with networking (or with command prompt) you should boot your computer using a rescue disk. Some variants of ransomware disables safe mode making it's removal more complicated. For this step you will need access to another computer. After removing Canadian Police Association virus from your PC restart your computer and scan it with a legitimate anti-spyware software to remove any possibly left remnants of this security infection.
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