Polizei Virus (Canada)

Also Known As: POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department Ransomware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Severe

POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department (Canada) virus removal guide

What is Polizei Virus (Canada)?

The POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department (Canada) message blocks computer screens, demanding payment of a $100 CAD fine using Ukash. This is a scam created by cyber criminals and not related to any legitimate authorities. This ransomware virus targets PC users predominantly from Canada using the Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 and 8 operating systems. The virus originates from a family of rogue screen-blocking messages called "Flimrans". When users' computers are infected with this ransomware virus, a deceptive message is displayed on start-up, stating that user must pay a fine within the next 72 hours for alleged law violations such as illegal use of copyrighted video, music, software, or for watching child pornography. Computer users from Canada should be aware that neither the "Polizei Cybercrime Investigation Department", nor any other authorities internationally, use screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department virus

Paying the $100 CAD fine as ordered by this fake message is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals. Rogue screen-blocking messages originating from the "Flimrans" family are localized, thus PC users from different countries are presented with messages adapted to appear as if sent by local authorities. For example, on a US-located system, this ransomware virus modifies the deceptive screen-blocking message to appear as if sent by the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. If your computer screen is blocked by the POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department (Canada) message, do not trust or pay any fines. It is a scam.

The POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department ransomware virus is distributed using various 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' PCs using any security vulnerabilities detected. Common sources of ransomware virus infections are email messages, malicious websites, drive-by downloads, and P2P networks. Latest research shows that ransomware viruses are proliferated using various ad networks and hacked websites. Therefore, the best way to protect your system whilst Internet surfing is to use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. If your computer is already infected with the POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department ransomware, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate this scam from your PC.

A fake message displayed by the POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department (Canada) virus:

POLIZEI Cyber Crime Investigation Department.
Attention! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating .Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 2 to 5 hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years. You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to 12 years. Illegal access to computer data has been initiated front your PC, or you have been... Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to CAD 5100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years. Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of CAD 52,000 to CAD 58,000. Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit-seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware. Article 212 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to CAD 5250,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above mentioned article 210 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours. Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of Great Canada of August 28, 2012, this law infringement if it is not repeated - first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours! The amount of fine is CAD $100
When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in Ito 72 hours after the money is put into the State's account. Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations. In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.

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POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department (Canada) 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 POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department 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 POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department (Canada) 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 POLIZEI Cybercrime Investigation Department 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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Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
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