Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg Virus

Also Known As: Police Grand-Ducale Ransomware
Damage level: Severe

Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg virus - how to unblock your computer?

What is Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg?

The Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg message is a scam targeting PC users predominantly from Luxembourg. These messages, which lock computer users' screens and demand payment of some form of fine, are called ransomware infections. This particular infection originates from a family called Adneukine. The deceptive message displayed by this screen locker claims that computer users have been downloading copyrighted content (video, music) or have been watching pornography, and thus, a screen lock has been applied. To unlock the computer, the message demands payment of a 100 Euro fine. If you see this type of message on your computer (screenshot below), your computer is infected and you should not pay the bogus fine.

Police Gand-Ducale Luxembourg MoneyPak virus

If you do pay, you will send your money to cyber criminals responsible for releasing this scam and your computer will remain infected. Notice that Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg ransomware is just one variant that targets PC users from Luxembourg. Other versions of this ransomware are translated into different languages and exploit the names and graphics of local authorities in order to scare unsuspecting PC users into paying the bogus fines. For example, this ransomware infection on a PC located in Germany is displayed in German as if sent from GVU. This localisation is possible, since ransomware infections are capable of detecting the IP addresses of computers they are about to infect.

A variant of this ransomware virus:

Luxembourg Police Grand Ducale ransomware virus

The Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg message is a scam and PC users should not trust any information displayed. Systems commonly become infected with this scam when users visit malicious websites, download infected video codecs or fake software updates. Cyber criminals use Trojans and drive-by downloads to distribute their ransomware infections. If you see this message on your computer screen, do not pay the fake fine and use the removal guide provided to unblock your computer.

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.

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Quick menu:

Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg 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.

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 Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg 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.

If you cannot start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking, try performing a system restore.

Video showing how to remove a 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 Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg virus.

Other tools known to remove the Police Grand-Ducale Luxembourg virus:

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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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