Friday, March 29, 2013

You have 48 hours to pay the fine - fake alert associated with ransomware

The large number of computers these days aren't protected against cyber exposure, even if they have certain security software installed. This is the consequence of many factors, however, in the majority of the cases computers get infected as a result of poor update of anti-malware databases of security applications installed on them, or, in rare cases, this happens when users neglect to install certain anti-spyware tool onto their system. Ransomware lockers occupy quite a large niche among all other types of infections. These days the desktop lockers are presented in the form of a scary police warning (background) that says you have 48 hours to pay the fine (sometimes they assert you have 72 hours to pay the fine). Well, a fine for doing what? This is a good question. In many cases users have never done anything illegal, yet they're being actively accused of doing such things on their computers by the fake police alert on their screens. No doubt, this is all very scary, especially for those computer users who don't realize that this notifications has nothing to do with the police.

The warning that says "you have 48 hours to pay the fine" is, in fact, the "masterpiece" of malware makers, the cyber hackers who want to get easy cash by means of ripping users off. This is peculiar for the majority of the countries of the world these days where ransomwares are especially severe. The scary part of this warning is that the desktop of your computer is locked indeed, and you can't do anything easy to unlock it. You might try rebooting the PC generally, but no matter how many times you do this the same locked status will persist.

So, what should you do when you see a message that says you have 48 hours to pay the fine? First, you should not panic! The fraudsters want you to panic and in such a mood to do what they want you to do. Well, this is a mistake some deceived users made. They paid money through Greendot MoneyPak, Ukash or Paysafecard payment systems. But they didn't pay any fine at all. They paid a ransom which was directed into the pockets of the crooks. Hence, if you see such a scary notification, please disregard it completely and follow the removal guidelines below that will help you unlock your system effectively.

Removal guide:

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