What is Ministerio Del Interior?
The Ministerio Del Interior (Gobierno de España) message, "El ordenador de ha bloqueado", demands payment of a 100 EUR fine (using Ukash or paysafecard) in order to unlock your computer. This is a scam. The message, which blocks the computer screen, is called a ransomware virus and created by cyber criminals to trick unsuspecting PC users into paying a bogus fine.
Commonly, ransomware viruses are distributed using 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' systems via security vulnerabilities detected within outdated software.
After successful infiltration, the ransomware blocks the desktop and delivers a message reporting that a fine for alleged law violations (watching pornography, distributing copyrighted software, etc.) must be paid within 48 hours to avoid a criminal case.
PC users should be aware that no authorities, internationally (including Ministerio Del Interior), use computer screen-locking messages to collect fines for any law violations. This particular ransomware virus originates from a family called Reveton and targets PC users from Spain.
Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam exploit the names of Gobierno de España and Ministerio Del Interior in order to make their rogue message appear authentic.
PC users who observe this message on their screens should be aware that paying the 100 EUR fine is equivalent to sending their money to cyber criminals. The correct way to deal with this scam is to eliminate it from your computer.
Cyber criminals responsible for creating the Ministerio Del Interior ransomware virus use a 48-hour countdown timer in order to create a sense of urgency. This fake message also claims to record a video to be used as evidence should the fine not be paid. These are ploys used to scare PC users into believing that they have committed a crime and are obliged to pay a fine.
In fact, it is merely a scam. Do not pay this bogus fine. Note also that this message is often localized to target computer users outside of Spain. For example, PC users from the USA observe the message adapted to appear as if sent by the ICE Cyber Crime Center.
To protect their computers from these ransomware viruses, PC users should frequently update their installed software and use legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs. If your computer screen is locked by a message supposedly-sent by Ministerio Del Interior, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this scam from your PC.
A fake message displayed by the Ministerio Del Interior virus:
Ministerio Del Interior Gobierno de España.
El ordenador de ha bloqueado.
La actividad de su ordenador fue detenido a causa de la ciberactividad no autorizada.
A continuación se describen las contravenciones posibles:
Articulo 174. Derecho de autor
Articulo 183. Pornografía
Articulo 184. Pornografía participación de los niños (menores de 18 anos)
Articulo 104. Ayuda al terrorismo
Articulo 68. Distribución de los programas virícos
Articulo 113. Utilización del software sin licencia
Articulo 99. Fraude con tarjetas de pago, carding
Articulo 156. Envío de spam con contenido pornográfico
Para desbloquear el ordenador y evitar otras consecuencias jurídicas debe pagar la multa por el valor de 100 EUR.
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- What is Ministerio Del Interior?
- STEP 1. "Ministerio Del Interior" virus removal using safe mode with networking.
- STEP 2. "Ministerio Del Interior" ransomware removal using System Restore.
Ministerio Del Interior virus removal:
Windows XP and Windows 7 users: 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":
Windows 8 users: Go to the Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click on Advanced Startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window select Advanced Startup. Click on the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into "Advanced Startup options menu".
Click on the "Troubleshoot" button, then click on "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen click on "Startup settings". Click on the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press "5" to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.
Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Log in to the account infected with this 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.
2. When Command Prompt Mode loads, enter the following line: cd restore and press ENTER.
3. Next, type this line: rstrui.exe and press ENTER.
4. In the opened window click "Next".
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 Ministerio Del Interior virus infiltrating your PC).
6. In the opened window click "Yes".
7. After restoring your computer to a previous date, download and scan your PC with recommended malware removal software to eliminate any remnants of this 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 Ministerio Del Interior 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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