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Jordan Public Security Directorate Virus

Also Known As: The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Ransomware
Damage level: Severe

What is Jordan Public Security Directorate?

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Public Security Directorate message blocks computer users' screens, demanding payment of a $300 (300 Euro or 300 JOD) fine using cashU. This is a scam, a message created by cyber criminals and categorized as a ransomware virus.

It aims to trick unsuspecting Jordanian PC users into paying a bogus fine for alleged law violations such as watching pornography, using copyrighted video, music files, etc.

This message is a scam and should not be trusted. Computer users should be aware that neither the Jordan Public Security Directorate nor any other international authority or organization use computer screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Public Security Directorate cashU ransomware virus

This particular ransomware virus originates from a family called Urausy and predominantly targets Jordanian PC users. Note that ransomware viruses such as these are localized, thus computer users from different countries see this messages displayed in their local language and appearing as if sent by local authorities or organizations.

For example, computer users from the USA receive this message as if it sent by the FBI Cybercrime Division or the The United States Department of Justice. If you see a message from the Jordan Public Security Directorate, encouraging you to pay a fine using cashU, your computer is infected with a ransomware virus - do not trust this message and do not pay the fine.

The Jordan Public Security Directorate ransomware virus is distributed using exploit kits, which infiltrate users' operating systems through any security vulnerabilities detected. Note that keeping your operating system up-to-date drastically reduces the risks of your system being infected with ransomware or other malware.

In addition, always use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. Common sources of such ransomware viruses are malicious websites, infected email messages, and drive-by downloads. To remove the Jordan Public Security Directorate scam use the removal guide provided.

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Quick menu:

Jordan Public Security Directorate 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 Jordan Public Security Directorate 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 Jordan Public Security Directorate 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 complicated. For this step, you require access to another computer.

After removing the Jordan Public Security Directorate virus from your PC, restart your computer and scan it with legitimate anti-spyware software to remove any possible remnants of this security infection.

Other tools known to remove the Jordan Public Security Directorate virus:

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Tomas Meskauskas

Tomas Meskauskas - expert security researcher, professional malware analyst.

I am passionate about computer security and technology. I have an experience of over 10 years working in various companies related to computer technical issue solving and Internet security. I have been working as an author and editor for pcrisk.com since 2010. Follow me on Twitter and LinkedIn to stay informed about the latest online security threats. Contact Tomas Meskauskas.

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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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