PRLog (Press Release)
- Feb. 10, 2012 -
Police Central e-crime Unit is a serious virus program that was prepared by hackers with the intention of stealing funds from users, primarily within the area of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. This PCEU malware has several modifications, by the way, and it may act differently depending on the circumstances. In the majority of the cases automatic removal of this scareware is not a feasible task because the virus blocks the desktop completely, without actually giving user a chance to do anything with the infected computer. Rebooting the PC would not help in this case. The hijacked status of computer would still remain. Manual removal (full or partial) is necessary in order to delete this serious threat from infected computer. This virus is referred to as Metropolitan Police ransomware because it presents itself as a supposed warning from UK’s Metropolitan Police and its Specialist Crime Directorate. The message tells that the user was found guilty of watching lots of illegal information over the Internet, spreading spam and even supporting the terrorist activities. The malware asks for the ransom to be paid in order to unlock the computer. Otherwise, the virus tells, the information about user’s illegal activity will be reported to the police. For this reason sometimes this PCEU scam is also sometimes referred to as Police virus. However, Metropolitan Police of the United Kingdom has nothing to do with it. Here is the quotation from the fake statement presented by PCEU scam.Specialist Crime Directorate
Police Central e-crime Unit
Attention!!! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom! Following violations were detected:
Your IP address is [removed]. This IP address was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia and child abuse. Your computer also contains video files with pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography!
Spam-messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer.
PCEU ransomware instructs users to pay the ransom forfeit in the amount of £ 100 by means of indicating Ukash vouchers or Paysafecard PIN codes. This is a typical way how Internet frauds intend to steal money from innocent users. Thus, indicating such Ukash or Paysafecard voucher or PIN codes is a serious mistake and total waste of funds. There is even no guarantee that by doing so the computer would turn unlocked. Thorough malware removal is what should be implemented in such cases. The complete virus removal instructions are available in the link below. Keep in mind that several variants of malware removal are described. If one didn’t work please try the other one. Remember to scan your computer with decent anti-virus program once the virus has been deleted.Free removal guide:http://www.deletevirus.net/police-central-e-crime-unit-vi...
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