Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten Virus

Also Known As: Korps Landelijke Politiediensten Ransomware
Damage level: Severe

What is Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten?

The Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten (Illegat activiteit gedetecteerd!) message is a scam created by Cyber criminals to trick PC users into paying a bogus fine. This deceptive message is a ransomware infection demanding payment of a 100 Euro for supposedly downloading copyrighted content from the Internet.

Do not pay this fine - you will send your money to cyber criminals and your computer will remain blocked. This particular ransomware infection targets computer users from the Netherlands, however, these infections are often localized - the same ransomware infection on a computer located in the USA may appear as if delivered by the FBI and translated into English.

To make these deceptive messages appear authentic, cyber criminals exploit the names of local authorities, in this case, the Korps Landelijke Politiediensten. In fact, the Netherlands police do not send messages such as this. No legitimate authorities use screen lockers to collect fines for law violations.

If you observe a message such as this, stating that you have to pay a fine, your computer is infected with ransomware.

Cyber criminals who develop this scam use pre-paid cards for money transactions (for example, Ukash, paysafecard). In addition, prior to infiltrating users' systems, ransomware infections are capable of detecting computer IP addresses, and thus present users with a localized version of the bogus message.

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Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten ransomware is distributed using 'bot nets', which exploit security vulnerabilities within users' computers in order to infiltrate them.

These infiltrations can be prevented by frequently updating your operating system and installed programs. To secure your computer, use legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs. If you see this type of message blocking your computer, do not pay the bogus fine. The best way to deal with this ransomware is to eliminate it from your PC.

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Quick menu:

Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten virus 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 the Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten 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 entries detected.

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

Alternative Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten 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.

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.

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2. In the opened Command Prompt, type explorer and press Enter. This command will open the Explorer window - do not close it and continue to the next step.

3. In the Command Prompt, type regedit and press Enter. This will open the Registry Editor window.

4. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

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5. In the right side of the window, locate "Shell" and right click on it. Click on Modify. The default value in the Data column is Explorer.exe - if you see something else displayed in this window, remove it and type Explorer.exe (take a note of whatever else was displayed in the Data column - this is the path of the rogue execution file). Use this information to navigate to the rogue executable and remove it.

6. Restart your computer, download and install legitimate anti-spyware software and perform a full system scan to eliminate any remnants of Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten 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 the Politie Korps Landelijke Politiediensten virus from your PC, restart your computer and scan it with legitimate antispyware software to remove any possible remnants of this security infection.

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Malware activity

Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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