Another your browser has been blocked by police infection is recently detected to spread in the wild. Beware. In this article you will find how to get rid of this Attention! Votre browser est bloqué by Police National locker infection, localized in French.
What is Attention! Votre browser est bloqué Virus (Police National Locker)
A wave of police scam featured web browser blocked for ransom shows up in Europe at present. And this “Attention! Votre browser est bloqué” virus localized in French is mainly to attack computers in France. Like previously FBI your browser has been locked popup infection, this infection actually is just constructed based on java and CSS. It is easier to spread but also less difficult to remove, compared with previously prevailed ransomware infections.
Mostly likely this “Attention! Votre browser est bloqué” Virus is spread via malicious websites. Once take effect, it will popup a full screen web page display a warning titled with local authorities, attempting to trick victim users that their web browser has been locked up because of some security reasons like using or distributing copyrighted contents or pornography materials and thus a fine is asked to be paid via Paysafecard or Ukash to unlock and be jail-free. Remember, no government would work this way to function.
Below is a locker of “Attention! Votre browser est bloqué” Virus in Mozilla Firefox for precautions:
Although this lock warning seems scary and authentic, by no means it has anything to do with the legal agency it pretends to relate to. Under no circumstances should you pay to pockets of cyber criminals to unlock.
To get rid of “Attention! Votre browser est bloqué” virus infections, you can follow below recommended steps. This type of ransomware is much easier to handle compared with previous ransomware infections. Chances are you encounter some ransomware locker block up your entire computer system, see instructions to get rid of such infection in this ransomware removal tutorial.
How to Get Rid of “Attention! Votre browser est bloqué” Virus (Police National Ransomware Removal Guide)
Step 1. Start task manager to stop the process
Step 2. Remove risky components using antimalware
To remove malicious codes of the infection, you can apply some antimalware tools like Anvi Smart Defender to perform a full scan. And here we use this Anvi Smart Defender as an example for demonstration purpose.
Anvi Smart Defender free version: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Anvi Smart Defender pro version: www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php
Step 3. Reset Browser settings
You can restore normal web browser use by resetting your web browser to default settings.
To Reset Internet Explorer
To Reset Safari :
1. On the safari, click on Settings icon and then select reset safari…
2. Then, there will open a window shown as below image, click Reset button to reset Safari to default settings.
To Reset Google Chrome :
1. Access to below file:
The folder “Default” contains all of the requisite settings. To reset Chrome, close it and change the folder name of “Default” to anything else…”Default old” or “Default broken” or whatever else you like. Once you reopen Chrome it will be reset!
If you want to retain some settings (especially things like bookmarks and login info) you can copy (don’t just move them because they should be kept intact as backups; copy them) those files into your new Default folder any time that Chrome is closed.
Note: The current version of Chrome does not provide the reset function in its settings list and you can sue the above method to set it to default settings in order to fix the browser issues without reinstall it.
However, in Chrome 15,16,17, you can go to: Options →Personal Stuff → Users→Delete User.
If you are the only chrome user, you will be the only user in the list. Click on “DELETE THIS USER” and viola…. You have reset Google Chrome to default settings.
To Reset Mozilla Firefox :
1. Open Firefox, click the Firefox button, go over to the Help sub-menu, and select Troubleshooting Information.
2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
To Reset Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the gear icon (Tools for IE 8 and below users) at the top (far right), then click again on Internet Options.
2. In the Internet Options dialog box, locate the Advanced tab, then click on the Reset button.
3. In the Reset Internet Explorer settings section, check the Delete personal settings box, then click on Reset.
Malware Prevent Tips →
1. Keep your system and installed programs up to date.
2. Use caution when surfing online. Basically, you are suggested to turn on security features of web browsers. (See steps to turn on security features of IE/Firefox/Chrome).
3. Some tools like Anvi Ad Blocker can help you block most malicious/phishing websites and pop up ads with a real-timely updated database. Anvi AD Blocker download: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
4. At any rate, the best way to prevent adware or malware infections is always security tools including firewall, antimalware or antivirus, etc. If you have not an trustful antimalware yet, then Anvi Smart Defender (download) would be a good choice to offer protection from mushrooming threats online.
5. To prevent unwilling install of some PUPs that bundles browser toolbars or adware, ensure the superlink of download you click is safe and clean. Plus, during the install, always choose custom install instead of continuing hitting Next to recklessly ignore the pre-check boxes and finally find unwanted programs else installed.
6. Chances are you take all measures to protect your computer but still end up with unknown infections, then the last solution is to take precaution on various cyber scams and remove the infection once and for all.
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