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Bundeskriminalamt "Ihr Internet Service Provider ist blockiert" virus removal guide

The Bundeskriminalamt message states that the computer has been blocked due to the user watching pornography involving minors. This is a scam, a ransomware virus developed by cyber criminals to trick unsuspecting PC users (predominantly from Germany) into paying a bogus 100 Euro fine.

In fact, no international authorities or organizations use screen blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam exploit the name and graphics of Bundeskriminalamt in order to make their deceptive message appear authentic.

Note that the main purpose of this scam is to extort money from computer users who fall for this trickery - paying the 100 Euro fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

   
Metropolitan Police ransomware

Metropolitan Police Virus "Your Personal Computer has been blocked" removal guide

This message, purportedly sent by the Metropolitan Police, demands payment of a 100 Pound fine for allegedly watching pornography involving minors. This is a scam, a ransomware virus created by cyber criminals whose intention is to scare unsuspecting PC users from the UK into paying a bogus fine.

In fact, paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals. Neither the Metropolitan Police nor any other international authority or organization use screen blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

   
Coupon Genie Adware

What is Coupon Genie?

Coupon Genie is a browser add-on created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps). This browser extension displays coupon ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Best Buy, Walmart, Zappos, Dick's Sporting Goods, Expedia, Staples, GameStop, etc.

This plug-in installs on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Computer users should be aware that, whilst on initial inspection Discount Genie may seem legitimate, in fact this browser add-on is categorized as adware.

Many Internet users report that this plug-in was installed on their Internet browsers without their consent, and moreover, they experienced diminished browser performance as a result.

   
Smart Address Bar Redirect

What is Smart Address Bar?

Smart Address Bar is a browser add-on created by Think Tank Labs LLC and promises to enhance Internet users' browsing experience by adding search engine functionality to the browser address bar. Computer users who install this browser extension see suggestions when they begin typing text into the address bar.

This browser plug-in is not technically a virus and not related to malware infections, however, many computer users report that it was installed on their Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox) without their consent.

Moreover, many users feel annoyed by redirects to search.smartaddressbar.com, which occur each time users click on the suggested links within the browser address bar.

   
Αστυνομία Κύπρου Virus

What is Αστυνομία Κύπρου?

This message, purportedly from Αστυνομία Κύπρου (Cyprus Police), demands payment of a 100 Euro fine. This is a scam, a ransomware infection created by cyber criminals to scare unsuspecting PC users into paying bogus fines for alleged law violations.

The deceptive text within this message states that computer users must pay a fine for watching pornography or using copyrighted content (music, videos, software). In fact, Αστυνομία Κύπρου do not send this type of message - no international authorities use screen locking messages to collect fines for any law violations.

Computer users from Cyprus should be aware that paying a fine when ordered by this message is equivalent to sending money to cyber criminals. This particular ransomware originates from a family called Reveton and exploits the name and graphics of Αστυνομία Κύπρου.

   
Discount Dragon Adware

What is Discount Dragon?

Discount Dragon is a browser add-on created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) that claims to save time and money whilst shopping online. This browser extension displays coupon ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites such as Toys R Us, Walmart, Petsmart, Best Buy, etc.

Discount Dragon is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox. Note that while this browser plug-in may appear legitimate, in fact it is categorised as adware. This browser add-on often installs on users' computers without their consent, and furthermore, may cause diminished Internet browser performance and privacy-related issues.

   
ΤΜΗΜΑ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ Virus

What is ΤΜΗΜΑ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ?

The ΤΜΗΜΑ ΑΣΦΑΛΕΙΑΣ message blocks computer screens demanding payment of a 100 Euro fine for alleged law violations. This is a scam. This deceptive message is a ransomware infection designed to trick unsuspecting PC users (predominantly from Greece) into paying a bogus fine using Ukash or PaySafeCard.

The text within this message states that the user is required to pay a fine for watching pornography or downloading and distributing copyrighted content. This particular ransomware originates from a family called Reveton and infiltrates users' computers using any detected security vulnerabilities.

   
Savings Assistant Coupon Ads

What is Savings Assistant?

Savings Assistant is a browser extension which displays coupon ads when Internet users visit online shopping websites. This browser add-on is created by 215 Apps (Innovative Apps) and promises to save time and money when shopping online. This browser plug-in is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla FireFox.

On initial inspection, Savings Assistant may appear legitimate, however, is categorized as adware since many computer users report that this browser extension installed on their Internet browsers without their consent. Furthermore, this add-on causes diminished Internet browser performance and may lead to privacy issues.

   
Latvijas Valsts Policija Virus

What is Latvijas Valsts Policija?

The Latvijas Valsts Policija message blocks computer screens demanding payment of a 50 LVL or 100 Euro fine. This is a scam, a ransomware infection, which attempts to trick unsuspecting PC users (predominantly from Latvia) into paying a bogus fine for supposed law violations.

Neither Latvijas Valsts Policija nor any other international authority or organization use such messages to collect fines for any law violations. Notice that paying this fine using Ukash or PaySafeCard services is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

   
KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI Virus

What is KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI?

The KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI message states that the system has been blocked ("komputer jest zablokowany") due to the user watching pornography or downloading copyrighted files (music, video, etc.)

This is a scam, a ransomware infection created by cyber criminals whose main purpose is to use this screen locker to trick unsuspecting PC users (predominantly from Poland) into paying a bogus 100 Euro (or 500 PLN) fine. Paying this fine is equivalent to sending your money to cyber criminals.

The ransomware originates from a family of screen lockers called Reveton and it demands payment of the bogus fine using the Ukash or PaySafeCard pre-paid card services. The message exploits the name and graphics of KOMENDA GŁÓWNA POLICJI.

   

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