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Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virus

Also Known As: Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ransomware
Damage level: Severe

Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virus "Computer Locked" removal guide

The Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia message blocks the user's computer screen and demands payment of a $100 (100 Euro or 500 AED) fine. This is a scam created by cyber criminals and used to trick unsuspecting PC users in order to extort money from them.

Paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to Cyber criminals. In fact, the Ministry of Interior does not use messages such as this to collect fines for any law violations.

This type of message is called ransomware, originates from a family of screen lockers called Urausy, and targets PC users predominantly from Saudi Arabia. Note that ransomware messages are localized and may change their appearance and deceptive message according to the location of the targeted computer.

Riyadh Police virus

Cyber criminals have developed variants of this ransomware, which exploit the names and graphics of local authorities. For example, PC users from Canada, with computers infected with this particular ransomware virus, see the fake message in English as if sent by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Ministry of Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virus

A variant of this ransomware virus:

PC users from Saudi Arabia should understand that this message has no connection with genuine authorities. The text stating that the user must pay a fine for watching pornography or using copyrighted content (videos, music, software) is  false.

Computers are generally infiltrated by the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virus, or other ransomware viruses, due to poor computer security measures.

To protect your PC from these infections, always use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware software and keep your operating system and installed programs updated. If your computer screen is already blocked with this message, do not pay any fines via chashU. Use the removal guide provided to eliminate this scam from your PC.

Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 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 the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia 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 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 the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virus.

Other tools known to remove the Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia virus:

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