Polska Policja virus removal guide
Polska Policja "Komputer Zostal Zablokowany" message wasn't send to computer users by Polish Police, it's a scam that is being distributed by Cyber criminals. This is a ransomware infection which blocks computer user's screen and asks to pay a fake fine in order to unlock ones PC. This scam originates from a family of screen lockers called Reveton and is targeted at PC users from Poland. When this ransomware infects user's computer it will blocks entire desktop and will present a deceptive message in Polish language with Polish police graphics. Notice that Poland's police cybercrime department has nothing to do with this message, it's a scam created by Cyber criminals who are making money from unsuspecting PC users who falls for such trickery and pays the fake fine.
To make their fake messages appear more legitimate Cyber criminals have localized them - the same ransomware infection on a computer which is located in Romania would appear translated to Romanian language and would be enhanced with local authorities graphics. Such localization is possible because ransomware infections are capable of detecting the IP address of the computer that they are about to infect. Notice that the text stating that you computer was blocked because of law violations and the screen capture window are developed with a sole purpose of scaring PC users. If you see such message blocking your computer's screen you can be sure that you are targeted by Cyber criminals - don't pay this fake fine of 200zl., you will loose your money and your computer will stay infected.
Different variant of this ransomware virus:
Another variant of this ransomware virus - Polska Policja "Komputer jest zablokowany przez policję", originates from a family called Revoyem (DirtyDecrypt). Notice that at the time of writing this article no known tools are available to decrypt the files encrypted by this ransomware virus.
Notice that there are several different variants of Polska Policja virus, either way you shouldn't trust such messages. In reality none of the authorities including Poland's police sends such messages to computer users in order to collect fines for having copyrighted content or watching pornography. Your computer might have got infected with this scam when you visited a malicious website or you were downloading video codecs from untruthful sources. Best practices of avoiding such ransomware and other computer infections are using legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs, keep your operating system and all of the installed software up-to-date. If your computer is already infected with Polska Policja virus use the provided removal information and eliminate this scam from your PC.
Ukash (Smart Voucher Limited) is a legitimate company and it's not related to ransomware viruses - Cyber criminals are using this service to extort money from unsuspecting PC users.
Deceptive message presented in Polska Policja virus:
Wszystkie operacje wykonywane na tym komputerze, są rejestrowane. Jeżeli używasz kamerę internetową , wideo i zdjęcia zachowywają się w celu identyfikacji. Można Cię fatwo utożsamić przez Twój adres IP i związaną z nim nazwą domeny. Komputer został zablokowany!
Polska Policja virus 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 Polska Policja 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.
After completing these steps your computer should be clean, reboot your computer in normal mode.
Alternative Polska Policja virus removal guide:
Video showing how to remove ransomware virus using "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and "System Restore":
If this ransomware blocks your screen when you start your computer in safe mode with networking, try starting your PC in safe mode with command prompt.
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 Polska Policja virus.
Other methods which can be used to eliminate this ransomware infection from your PC:
Remove Polska Policja virus virus using a Rescue Disk.
Other tools known to remove Polska Policja virus: