Also Known As: MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR Ransomware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Severe

MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR computer locked - how to remove this ransomware virus?


MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR is the name of a legitimate authority that is being exploited by cyber criminals in order to trick computer users into paying a bogus fine for supposed copyright or other law violations. This fake message specifically targets computer users from France. Cyber criminals use the name of an authority within a locally-translated deceptive message to scare PC users into paying a 100 Euro fine - supposedly for watching pornography, downloading copyrighted material, etc. Computer users from France (or anywhere else) should not trust this message, it is a scam. This fake message is a computer security infection called ransomware, and this particular rogue originates from a family called Reveton.

If your computer screen is blocked with this message, you have been targeted by cyber criminals who hope that you will fall for their trickery and send them money for the bogus fine. Do not pay this fake fine using Ukash, Paysafecard, or any other method. If you do, you will lose your money and your computer will remain locked. Ransomware infections from the Reveton family are able to adapt the deceptive message and graphics according to the location of the targeted user's computer. This is achieved by detecting the IP address of the PC connected to the Internet.

MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus Police Nationale Francaise virus Police and Genarmerie Nationale Ukash and PaySafeCard virus

MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR has no connection with this message, and furthermore, no authorities use screen lockers to collect fines for any law violations. In the recently discovered ransomware infections, which target PC users from France, cyber criminals exploit the names of Police Nationale Francaise and Police Gendermerie Nationale. Such messages are developed by cyber criminals who make money from unsuspecting people who fall for their trickery and pay the fine. To protect your computer from these ransomware infections, always use legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs. If your computer screen is already locked with this scam, use the removal guide to unlock your PC.

Ukash (Smart Voucher Limited) is a legitimate company and not related to ransomware viruses - cyber criminals use this service to extort money from unsuspecting PC users.

A fake message displayed by the MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus:

Votre Ordinateur a été bloqué!
Le fonctionnement de votre ordinateur est arrêté pour les signes de la cyberactivité défendue. Les v-olations possibles commises sur votre ordinateur: Article 274 - Droit d'auteur Amende ou privation de liberté jusqu'à 4 ans (utilisation ou diffusion des fichiers protégés par le droit d'auteur - films, logiciel) Article 183- Production pornographique Amende ou privation de Pberte jusqu a 2 ans [Utilisation ou diffusion des fichiers pornograph-ques) Article 184- Production pornographique avec participation des enfants (jusqu'à Pige de 18 ans) Privation de liberté jusqu'à 15 ans [utilisation ou diffusion des fichiers pornographiques) Article 104- Vulgarisation du Terrorisme Privation de liberté jusqu'à 25 ans [vous avez visité des sites des organisations terroristes) Article 297- Usage négligent de l'ordinateur ce qui a entrainé des conséquences sérieuses Amende ou privation de liberté jusqu'à 2 ans [votre ordinateur est infecté par le virus, qui, à son tour, a infecté d'autres ordinateurs) Article 108- Jeux de hasard Amende ou privation de liberté jusqu'à 2 ans ;vous avez joué aux jeux de hasard, niais d'après la loi de votre pays le business de hasard est interdit] En vertu de la décision du Gouvernement du 22 août, tous ces délits peuvent être jugés comme conventionnels en cas du paiement de l'amende. La somme de l'amende fait 100 euros. Le paiement doit etre produit pendant 48 heures, après la révélation de la v:olabon. Si l'amende n'est pas payée, une action pénale sera automatiquement ouverte contre votre personne.

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Step 1

Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Step 2

Log in to the account infected with MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR scam. Start your Internet browser and download a legitimate anti-spyware program. Update the anti-spyware software and start a full system scan. Remove all entries detected.

After completing these steps, your computer should be clean. Reboot your computer in Normal Mode.

Alternative MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus removal guide:

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.

Video showing how to remove ransomware virus using "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and "System Restore":

1. During your computer starting process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, and then select Safe Mode with Command Prompt from the list and press ENTER.

Boot your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt

2. When Command Prompt Mode loads, enter the following line: cd restore and press ENTER.

system restore using command prompt type cd restore

3. Next, type this line: rstrui.exe and press ENTER.

system restore using command prompt rstrui.exe

4. In the opened window, click "Next".

restore system files and settings

5. Select one of the available restore points and click "Next" (this will restore your computer's system to an earlier time and date, prior to the ransomware infiltrating your PC).

select a restore point

6. In the opened window, click "Yes".

run system restore

7. After restoring your computer to a previous date download and scan your PC with recommended malware removal software to eliminate any remnants of MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus.

If you cannot start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking (or with Command Prompt), boot your computer using a rescue disk. Some variants of ransomware disable Safe Mode, making its removal more complicated. For this step, you need access to another computer. After removing MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus from your PC, restart your computer and scan it with legitimate antispyware software to remove any possible remnants of this security infection.

Other tools known to remove MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus:

Other methods used to eliminate this ransomware infection from your PC:

Remove MINISTÈRE DE L'INTÉRIEUR virus using a Rescue Disk.


thank god i was smart enough to google about this! i was about to pay them! thank u for saving my life!!

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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

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