Whoah, you might think, why is this person writing about Canada all of a sudden? Well, for one, Canada is beautiful country, and second of all, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus might be intended for Canadian users, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get infected with it too. You see, the thing is that this computer infection is pretty much the same as ICSPA Virus, the one I wrote about a few days ago. So what does it imply? It implies that although Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus primarily hits people in Canada, there are many other versions of the same infection, tailored for almost every country in the world.
So basically, whether people get infected with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus, FBI. Cybercrime Division Virus, New Zealand Police Virus or Australian Federal Police Virus – wherever you are, you get infected with Ukash Virus ransomware. This group of computer threats is notorious enough they get news articles posted on respectable websites. I guess there is not need to tell you about the basic idea behind these infection, but just in case you’ve forgotten let me refresh your memory: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus blocks desktop access.
Once the infection takes place, instead of your desktop you are greeted with a fake notification that says the Royal Canadian Mounted Police had to lock down your computer because of illegal cyber activity:
You have been violating “Copyright and Related Rights Law” (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating Article 202 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
So basically, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus wants to make to think that you have majorly screwed up, and now you have to transfer a 100 CAD fee via Ukash or PaySafeCard to avoid prosecution. It would be great if that would help you unlock your computer. But you know, just like with all computer infections these days, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus wants nothing but your money as well. So how do you get out of this unenviable position?
Naturally, the problem will be solved once you remove Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus from your PC. Before that happens (and in ORDER to do it) it is necessary to unlock your desktop, right? So here’s the instructions how to do it:
How to unlock your computer:
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Reboot the PC and press F8 a few times when BIOS screen appears.
- Use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Networking from Advanced Boot Options menu. Hit Enter.
- Access the Internet and acquire a powerful antimalware scanner.
- Once the scanner is installed, perform a full system scan.
- Follow the instructions steps above 1 and 2.
- Click Yes, when a dialog box appears.
- Download an antimalware scanner of choice.
- Open Start Menu and click Run.
- Enter “msconfig” and click OK.
- Select Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
- Click Disable all and click OK to save changes.
- Reboot the PC in Normal Mode.
- Invest in a computer security program and remove Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus.
You can always refer to a list of recommendations on how to deal with ransomware infection at computer security websites. Or you can leave me a comment and we could think of something together 🙂