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Live Security Platinum

What is Live Security Platinum and how to remove it?

What is Live Security Platinum?

Live Security Platinum is a rogue antivirus program, which attempts to trick unsuspecting PC users into believing that their computers are infected with spyware and Trojans. This misleading strategy is employed in order to sell a license key for this malicious software. Live Security Platinum rogue is distributed via fake online security scanners and malicious websites, which exploit security vulnerabilities within systems to install this bogus program. When installed on your PC, this fake security scanner will begin imitating a security check-up, resulting in a large list of 'detected' Trojans, worms, and spyware. Do not trust this detection list - it is fake. This bogus software displays an identical list of supposedly detected security threats on each computer it infects.

   
Den Svenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet Virus

Den Svenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet virus removal guide

What is Den Svenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet?

Den Svenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet is a fake screen locker derived from a family of ransomware called Reveton. It is a scam created by Cyber criminals and targeted at computer users from Sweden. The message that blocks your computer does not actually originate from Den Svenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet, rather, it is created by Cyber criminals who exploit the name of this authority in order to gain the confidence of unsuspecting computer users. The message displayed by this ransomware states that your computer was blocked because you were watching or distributing copyrighted content. This information is false, since authorities do not use screen lockers to collect fines for law infringements.

   
United States Cyber Security Virus

United States Cyber Security Virus removal guide

What is United States Cyber Security?

United States Cyber Security screen locker is a ransomware computer infection originating from a family of ransomware called Reveton. This screen locker is created by Cyber criminals in the hope that unsuspecting computer users will fall for the scam and pay a bogus fine of $100. Do not consider paying this fine - you will send your money to Cyber criminals and your PC will remain locked. The deceptive message within this ransomware suggests that you have been watching or distributing child pornography, etc., and thus infringing copyright laws. Do not believe a word presented in this message. It is a scam, since no authorities block computers to collect fines for law infringements. To make their screen lockers appear authentic, Cyber criminals use the names of authorities, and in this case, United States Cyber Security.

   
Celas Virus

How to eliminate Celas Virus?

What is Celas?

Celas and FBI ransomware is recent, having been active for just a few months. These security infections block the desktop of computer users and demand payment of fines for users' purported illegal download and distribution of music tracks. Cyber criminals actively spread these scams using Trojans and malicious websites, exploiting the names of authorities to make their threatening messages appear authentic. New variants of this ransomware have changed their money transferring methods; whilst previous versions used paysafecard, the new ones use ultimate game card.

   
Fake Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications

How to unblock your computer after fake Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications message?

What is Fake Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications?

Original Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications (WGA) notifies computer users if their copy of the Windows operating system is not genuine. Recently, Cyber criminals began exploiting the name of Windows Genuine Advantage Notifications within their 'ransomware' (a computer infection that locks users' computer screens and demands payment for a copyright violation, sofware update, etc.) Such screen lockers are popular amongst Cyber criminals who design their ransomware using names of authorities and reputable companies. In this way, they make their fake messages appear authentic. Furthermore, these computer infections are configured by country - ransomware is capable of identifying your computer's IP address and thus able to determine the language in which the fake message is delivered.

   
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert

How to unblock your computer after fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert?

What is Fake Microsoft Security Essentials?

Fake Microsoft Security Essentials alert is ransomware, which attempts to trick unsuspecting computer users into paying for a bogus Microsoft Security Essentials additional module for 'dynamic proactive protection'. This scam was created by cyber criminals who make money from PC users who fall for this deception and pay for the fake Microsoft Security Essentials update. Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) is a free antivirus program created by Microsoft who do not request payment for updates. Cyber criminals exploit the name of a reputable antivirus program in order to make their message appear authentic. When this ransomware infiltrates your PC, you will be unable to access your desktop, and the scam will report 'security infections' supposedly detected on your PC. It will then ask you to pay for the fake MSE security update.

   
Search.iminent.com Redirect

How to remove Iminent toolbar (search.iminent.com redirect) from your computer?

What is Search.iminent.com?

Iminent toolbar is a browser add-on used to add "emois" and "emoticons" whilst using Facebook, Webmail, etc. This toolbar is created to enhance your user experience when using the aforementioned platforms. While there is nothing wrong with adding emotions to these services, Iminent Toolbar can be categorized as an unwanted application due to its deceptive method of installation and lack of a full uninstall facility. By default, this toolbar changes your browser homepage and main search engine to search.iminent.com Users can change these installation options by unchecking several boxes, but most commonly, they are left at their default values.

   
Police Cybercrime Investigation Virus

Police Cybercrime Investigation Departament virus removal guide

What is Police Cybercrime Investigation?

If you see a message purportedly from the Cyber Investigation Department demanding payment of a 100 CAD (Canadian Dollars) fine, your PC is infected with ransomware from the 'Reveton' family. This is a scam created by cyber criminals to scare you into believing that you have violated certain laws and to trick you into paying a bogus fine. This particular screen locker is targeted at Canadian computer users, however, other variants of this scam target computer users from the USA, UK, and Germany, etc.

   
Metropolitan Police Virus

Metropolitan Police virus removal guide

What is Metropolitan Police?

"Metropolitan Police - your computer was locked to stop your illegal activity!" is a ransomware computer infection. This fake message was created by Cyber criminals and blocks computer users from accessing their desktops. This screen locker targets computer users from the United Kingdom. Recently, ransomware became popular amongst Cyber criminals who continue to create and distribute new versions of their misleading screen lockers. To make their messages appear more authentic, Cyber criminals exploit the names of authorities, and in this case, use the Metropolitan Police. Other previously-released screen lockers use the names of the FBI and Interpol.

   
Interpol Virus - Your computer has been blocked

Interpol Virus "Your computer has been blocked" removal instructions

What is Interpol Virus - Your computer has been blocked?

Interpol "Your computer has been blocked" is ransomware created by Cybercriminals. This is a scam, which asks unsuspecting PC users to pay a bogus fine of 100 Euros to unblock their computers. The text within this misleading screen locker reports that you have been violating the law by distributing illegal content. In fact, no authorities use computer screen lockers to collect fines for any law violations - this message is displayed with the sole purpose of scaring computer users for financial gain.

   

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