Polizia Penitenziaria Virus

Also Known As: Polizia Penitenziaria Ransomware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Severe

Polizia Penitenziaria (Polizia Di Stato)  Virus - how to remove this ransomware from your computer?

What is Polizia Penitenziaria?

Polizia Penitenziaria is a ransomware infection targeting computer users from Italy. This screen locker originates from a family of ransomware called Reveton. This family of rogues is infamous for its capability to localize deceptive messages that lock computer users' desktops. When infected with this scam, computer users are unable to access their desktops or any installed programs; the only visible element is the fake message, which states that the user has violated copyright and other laws, and thus, must pay a 100 Euro fine in order to unlock the system. This is a scam. If your PC is locked with such a message, do not pay the fine - you will lose your money and your PC will remain infected.

Polizia Penitenziaria Virus

The name of Polizia Penitenziaria is exploited by Cyber criminals with the purpose of scaring PC users into believing that they have committed a crime, and then coercing them into paying a fake fine. Ransomware infections are popular amongst cyber criminals, who continue to develop new infections and translate them into different languages. Although this message is visible to computer users who live in Italy, the infection has also been localized, thus, different languages, authority names, and graphics are used to infiltrate users from other countries.

Update 2015/02/05 - Cyber criminals have updated the design of Polizia Penitenziaria ransomware virus:

polizia penitenziaria ukash virus

Do not trust this message. Polizia Penitenziaria did not lock your computer; this was done by cyber criminals in the hope that you will fall for their scam and pay the bogus 100 Euro fine. To avoid being traced and caught by the real authorities, cyber criminals use the Ukash and paysafecard services for collecting money for the fake fines, since money transfers using pre-paid cards are difficult to trace. Recently discovered ransomware infections exploit the names of Polizia Penitenziaria and Polizia Di Stato. If your PC is locked by one of the messages displayed in the screenshots, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate it from your computer.

A fake message displayed by the Polizia Penitenziaria scam:

Polizia Penitenziaria
Il tuo computer è stato bloccato!
li lavoro del suo computer è sostato per i segni della cyberattività vietata. Giù ci sono :e possibili trasgressioni che ha fatto: Articolo 274 - Il diritto d'autore La multa o la pena deteneva per il periodo fino a 4 anni :L'usanza o la distribuzione dei file, diffesi dal diritto d'autore, - i film, i soft) Articolo 183— La produzione pornografica La multa o la pena deteneva per il periodo fino a 2 anni (L'usanza o la distribuzione dei file pornografici) Articolo 184 - La produzione pornografica con i minnorenni (fino a la anni) La pena deteneva per I periodo fino a 15 anni (L'usanza o la distribuzione dei file pornografici) Articolo 104— La popolarizzazione del terrorismo La pena deteneva per il periodo fino a 25 anni :E entrato nei siti delle organizzazioni terrorisbci) Articolo 297— la malusanza del computer con i risultati gravi La multa o la pena deteneva per il periodo fino a 2 anni (Il suo computer e danneggiato dal virus, il quale nel suo turno ha danneggiato gli altri computer) Articolo 108— i giochi d'azzardo La multa o la pena deteneva per il periodo fino a 2 anni [Ha giocato ne; giochi d'azzardo, ma secondo la legge del suo paese questo business è proibito) Secondo il decreto del Governo da 22 agosto tutte queste trasgressioni alla legge possono essere riguardati come condizionali a patto del pagamento della muta. La multa è 100 euro. Il pagamento deve essere fatto durante 48 ore dopo lo svelamento della trasgressione. Se la multa non verrà pagata, automaticamente ci si fa la causa penale per lei.
Dopo il pagamento della multa il computer si sblocco

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Polizia Penitenziaria scam removal:

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.


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

Step 2

Log in to the account infected with Polizia Penitenziaria 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 Polizia Penitenziaria scam removal guide:

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 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 Polizia Penitenziaria virus.

Other tools known to remove Polizia Penitenziaria scam:

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

Remove Polizia Penitenziaria virus using a Rescue Disk.


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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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