Webpage addressed to Police-save.second-shine.com blocked up your web browser, not allowing it to close or switch to a different page? A fine is asked to unlock? This article details on how to remove this Police-save.second-shine.com virus, categorized as ransomware infection.
What is Police-save.second-shine.com virus?
Police-save.second-shine.com is a malicious domain containing malicious java scripts to block up Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari, etc for ransom. This Police-save.second-shine.com virus shows up as a browser locker, delivering a bogus notification pretending from local authorities to lock the web browser with fake reasons of illicit activities and a fine of $300 is asked to unlock the web browser.
The image of lock screen of this Police-save.second-shine.com virus
The text of this scam lock screen of Police-save.second-shine.com infection reads:
Your browser has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below.
All activities of this computer have been recorded.
All your files are encrypted.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of United States of America criminal law.
Article 161 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years.
Also, you are suspected of violation of “Copyright and Related rights Law” (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. Thus, you are suspected of violation of Article 148 of United States of America criminal law.
Article 148 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 3 to 7 years or 150 to 550 basic amounts fine.
It was from your computer, that unauthorized access had been stolen to information of State importance and to data closed for public Internet access.
Unauthorized access could have been arranged by yourself purposely on mercenary motives, or without your knowledge and consent, provided your computer could have been affected by malware. Consequently, you are suspected – until the investigation is held – of innocent infringement of Article 215 of United States of America criminal law (“Law on negligent and reckless disregard of computers and computer aids”).
Article 215 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 8 years and/or up to 100.000$ fine.
Further, after information of your personal computer was examined, it was found out that your personal computer had been regularly used for bulk-spamming, either arranged by yourself purposely on mercenary motives, or without your knowledge and consent, provided your computer could have been affected by malware. Bulk-spamming is a way to disseminate malware of banned pornography. Consequently, you are suspected – until the investigation is held – of innocent infringement of Article 301 of United States of America criminal law (“On bulk-spamming and malware (virus) dissemination”).
Article 301 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for term up to 5 years, and up to 250.000$ fine.
Please, mind that both your personal identities and location are well identified, and criminal case can be opened against you in course of 96 hours as of commission of crimes per above Articles. Criminal case can be submitted to court.
However, pursuant to Amendments to the United States of America criminal law dated September 27, 2013, and according to Declaration on Human Rights, your disregard of law may be interpreted as unintended (if you had no incidents before) and no arraignment will follow. However, it is a matter of whether you have paid the fine to the Treasury (to the effect of initiatives aimed at protection of cyberspace).
The penalty set must be paid in course of 48 hours as of the breach. On expiration of the term, 48hours that follow will be used for automatic collection of data on yourself and your misconduct, and criminal case will be opened against you.
Amount of fine is 300$. You can settle the fine with MoneyPak xpress Packet vouchers.
This lock page from Police-save.second-shine.com is localized in proper languages to scam on users. Once it reaches, the web browser will be not allowed to close or switch to a different web page. By clicking the X button to exit, you will get a warning pop up shown as below image:
To unlock the web browser, you are scared to pay a fake fine. Please bear in mind no law enforcement force will do this way to function. If you encounter such a lock page within your web browser, remove the lock page upon sight.
As we mentioned above, this Police-save.second-shine.com virus is based on malicious java scripts and that means it is much easier to handle compared with previous pc locked virus infections. To get rid of such type of infection, you can end the process using some program like Windows Task Manager and then reset the browser settings. Below is a detailed removal guide on this subject to help you remove the infection and keep your computer clean.
Mostly likely, you come across this infection of Police-save.second-shine.com virus when visiting some compromised websites. In this regard, use special caution when surfing online. –See more tips to prevent such types of browser blocked virus infections.
How to Get Rid of Police-save.second-shine.com Virus (Browser Blocked Virus Removal Guide)
This removal guide applies to Police-save.second-shine.com virus removal from a Windows OS or Mac OX. Please complete the entire removal steps in correct order in below removal guide. If any question at any point, stop and contact us for help.
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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