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Metropolitan Police Service Strathclyde Police Virus
Alias: Metropolitan Police Service Strathclyde Police Virus, Metropolitan Police Service Virus, SpamHaus
The Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Virus is a ransomware trojan that infects and locks your computer and demands that you pay a 100 pound ransom in order to be removed. Typical messages received on computers infected with Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Virus are "Your computer is locked to prevent illegal activity in the network" and "Unsolicited Bulk Messages were sent from your computer's IP address and it was recorded by SpamHaus this month". Once the Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Virus infects your computer, it will replace your desktop screen with an image similar to the one shown below and it will block you from accessing any program on your computer.
You can remove Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Virus in two simple steps as follows:
1) You will need to restart your computer in Windows Safe Mode, instructions on how to do that here.
2) Download SpyNoMore and run it. SpyNoMore will detect the Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Virus as 'Trojan' and will remove it.
After SpyNoMore removes the Metropolitan Police Service and Strathclyde Police Virus, simply restart your computer and the trojan will be gone.
Hijacker - A Hijacker is a software application that takes control of your browser's settings. Usually it changes your home page and redirects it to some unknown site or modifies your search settings. It prevents you from changing back your browser's settings. An infected browser usually operates much slower.
Ransomware - Ransomware is a software application that infects a computer and asks for money to have the infection removed.
Trojan - A Trojans or Trojan Horse is any programs that installs itself secretly normally via malware programs, quite often with sinister intent. Once installed, the trojan author (hacker) can gain complete control of the infected PC. Trojans are usually designed to steal sensitive information and/or destroy the system. Trojans can be distributed as unsolicited email attachments, or bundled with freeware and shareware programs.
Advice: Remove This is a very high risk threat and should be removed immediately as to prevent harm to your computer and / or to protect your privacy.
SpyNoMore removes Metropolitan Police Service Strathclyde Police Virus: Yes
Threat risk: Very High Risk
Extremely dangerous malware. Uses stealth installation, randomly named entries and has the capability to self update or resurrect after incomplete removal. Almost impossible to remove manually. Category mostly consists of trojans and spyware.
Your desktop is replaced by a message saying:
"Your computer is locked to prevent illegal activity in the network"
"Unsolicited Bulk Messages were sent from your computer's IP address and it was recorded by SpamHaus this month"
"To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of pounds 100."
Running Process Signatures:
Registered Dll (Dynamic Link Library) Signatures:
SpyNoMore Collected Residual File Signatures: