Policia Federal Estados Unidos Mexicanos (Ukash virus) - how to unblock your computer?
A message from Policia Federal (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) which blocks computer user's screen and asks to pa a fine of 2000 MXN is a scam which shouldn't be trusted. In reality this message is a ransomware infection which was send not by Policia Federal but by Cyber criminals - paying this fine equals to sending your money to people who are responsible for releasing this scam. This particular ransomware infection originates from a family of screen lockers called Raxm and is targeted at PC users from Mexico. Notice that such fake messages comes localised and computer users from different countries would see the same message differently - for example PC users from USA would see such message as if it was send by FBI (fake message would be translated to English language and would use graphics of FBI).
Ransomware infections are capable of determining which fake message should be shown by detecting the IP address of the PC it is about to infiltrate. Computer users should know that none of the authorities around the world (including Policia Federal from Mexico) are using such methods (blocking user's computer) to collect fines for any law violations - such messages are a scam which are used by Cyber criminals to escort money from unsuspecting PC users who falls for such trickery.
Notice that all of the statements (violations of copyright law, accusations of watching pornography etc.) presented in Policia Federal message are fake. If you see such message on your computer's screen you can be sure that your PC is infected with a ransomware infection. Most probably you computer got infected with such scam when you were visiting malicious websites or downloading video codec or other software from non legitimate sources. To avoid such infections one should use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Moreover one should understand that keeping your operating system and all of the installed programs (Flash, Java etc.) up-to-date drastically decreases the possibility to get infected with such ransomware infections. To remove Policia Federal virus from your PC use the provided removal instructions.
Ukash (Smart Voucher Limited) is a legitimate company and it's not related to ransomware viruses - Cyber criminals are using this service to escort money from unsuspecting PC users.
Policia Federal 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.
Log in to the account that is infected with Policia Federal 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.
Can't boot in Safe Mode with Networking? (Policia Federal virus is blocking Safe Mode with Networking)
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 Policia Federal virus.
Other methods which can be used to eliminate this ransomware infection from your PC:
Remove Policia Federal virus using a Rescue Disk.
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