A lock page of Politiet Norge blocks up your PC and you are asked for a fine of 100 euros using Ukash or Paysafecard? In this article you will find how to get rid of scary Politiet Norge ransomware infection.
What is Politiet Norge Virus?
Similar to FBI Moneypak virus, Politiet Norget virus is a piece of ransomware infections that sneaks into system to block it up for a ransom in form of fake fine by Politiet Norge to scam on victim users. This ransomware is spread to attack users mainly in Norway. It infiltrates into weak system with potential system vulnerabilities using trojans.
Once inside the system, the infection will block the entire OS with a full-screen lock page in name of local authorities like Politiet Norge, displaying a fake warning that puts various law-violation reasons to try scaring users into paying the fine, €100 or more, via Ukash or Paysafecard. Victim users would be scared by this at the first sight. However, take a little bit of logical thought, the truth would be revealed that no legal agency would punish criminals using pre-paid voucher. Be aware of such dangerous ransomware infection.
For years, floods of ransomware infections in multiple languages are out there to threaten worldwide users. And for this Politiet Norge virus, there are also several versions, mainly three shown in below pictures:
Image of Politiet Norge Lock page
The image of another Politiet Norge ransomware
Image of another version of Politiet Norge ransomware
Part of scam text from fake warning on Politiet Norge lock screen reads:
OBS! PC-en din er blokkert på grunn av minst én av følgende grunner. Du har brutt «Opphaveretts og Nærstående Rettighets Loven (Åndsverkloven)» (Video, Musikk, Programvare) og ulovlig bruker eller distribuerer opphavsrett beskyttet innhold, dermed bryter du paragraf 128 i straffeloven Kongeriket Norge. Paragraf 128 i straffeloven fastsetter en bøtestraff fra 2 opptil 5 hundre minimale lønninger eller en frihetsberøvelse fra 2 til 8 âr. Du har sett eller distribuert forbudt pornografisk innhold (Barneporno I Zoofili og osv.). Dermed bryter paragraf 202 i straffeloven Kongeriket Norge. Paragraf 202 i straffeloven fastsetter en frihetsberøvelse for 4 til 12 år. Ulovlig tigang til elektroniske data er igangsatt fra PC-en din, eller du har vært Paragraf 208 i straffeloven fastsetter en bøtestraff opptil NOK 1000.000 og/eller en frihetsberøvelse fra 4 til 9 âr. Ulovlig tilgang er igangsatt fra PC-en din uten ditt kjennskap eller samtykke, kan PC-en bli infisert av ondsinnet programvare, og dermed bryter du loven med forsømt bruk av personlig datamaskin. Paragraf 210 i straffeloven fastsetter en bot fra NOK 20000 til NOK 80000.
Spam distribusjon eller annen ulovlig reklame er gjennomført fra PC-en din som en fortjeneste søking aktivitet eller ble brukt uten ditt kjennskap, da kan PC-en bli infisert av ondsinnet programvare. Paragraf 212 i straffeloven fastsetter en bøtestraff opptil NOK 2500.000 og en
frihetsberøvelse opptil 6 âr. I tilfelle aktiviteten er gjennomført uten ditt kjennskap, da gjelder den nevnte paragrafen 210 i straffeloven Kongeriket Norge. Din personlige informasjon og adresse blir identifisert nâ, en straffesak skal rettes mot deg under en eller flere lovparagrafer, som er angitt ovenfor, i løpet av de neste 72 timene. I henhold til endringen i straffeloven Kongeriket Norge den 28. august 2012, overtredelse
av loven (hvis det ikke er gjentatt – første gang) kan betraktes som betinget godkjenning i tilfelle du skal betale boten til staten. Bøter kan betales bare innen første 72 timer etter overtredelsen. Så snart 72 timer utløp, muligheten til â betale boten utgår og en straffesak rettes mot deg automatisk i hpet av de neste 72 timene! Botbelpet er NOK 1000 eller ê100. Boten kan betales via Ukash/PaySafeCard. Når boten er betalt, vil PC-en din låses opp i løpet av 1 opptil 72 timer etter at pengene er satt inn i statens konto.
Regardless of what it says and how it looks, all of these lock screen are scam. Ignore it and find a solution to get rid of it upon sight.
Most Spread Ransomware Infections in 2013:
FBI Moneypak virus, Department of Justice Moneypak virus, FBI CyberCrime Division virus, Your Computer Has Been Blocked virus, Relodit virus, ICE Cyber Crime Center Moneypak virus, United States Courts virus, FBI “System Failure” virus, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance virus, Spamhaus Moneypak virus, Joint Chiefs of Staff Moneypak virus, Moneygram virus, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS virus, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Moneypak virus, FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA virus, United States Cyber Security virus, FBI Department of Defense virus, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus, International Police Association ( I.P.A ) virus,Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus (a.k.a. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus), Royal Canadian Mounted Police virus, Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus, AFP Ukash virus, AMCA, ACC ransomware, Internet Police Department virus, PCeU virus, Cheschire Police Authority virus, Europol Interpol virus, United Kingdom Police virus, Serious (Serios) Organised Crime Agency virus,Guardians of the Peace of Ireland Garda virus, Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP) virus, New Zealand e-Crime lab virus, Arma dei Carabinieri virus, Polícia de Segurança Publica Portuguese Virus, NSA Internet Surveillance Program PRISM virus, Interpol Department of Cybercrime virus, FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Moneypak virus, Child Pornography computer blocked virus, PRISM Your Computer Has Been Locked virus, Metropolitan British Police Interpol virus, Spanish Police Virus, Uprava Kriminalistične Policije virus, Federal Department of Justice and Police virus, Internet Crime Compliant Center virus,SUISA virus, U.S.A Cyber Crime Investigation ransomware, West Yorkshire Ukash virus, National Security Agency virus, Guardia Civil Ransomware, etc.
Symptoms of Politiet Norge Ransomware Infections
1. It is configured to start automatically every time you boot your computer system.
2. Once infected, you are totally blocked from any normal operation on the OS and a scary lock screen will ask a fine via Ukash or Paysafecard (which is certainly scam).
3. If you try to reboot the computer to safe mode for troubleshooting, in most cases, this may not work as well because such ransomware may also block safe mode running.
4. Ransomware comes to be one of most hard-to-remove computer infections and many users have fallen into victim of such traps. Thus, we details a ransomware removal guide for your option below and we hope this would be helpful.
Deny Flash (Optional)
Some ransomware exploit Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend some of the Politiet Norge ransomware and enable the user to navigate through the infected system.
If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps. To disable (deny) flash
2. Select the “Deny” radio option
3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).
How to Remove Politiet Norge Ransomware (Ukash Virus Removal Guide)
Please note such ransomware is also called Ukash virus, because it is used Ukash as the payment. However, the Ukash is not a virus, as such.
This tutorial suits for all ransomware infections which may be called Moneypak virus, Interpol virus, Ukash virus, Paysafecard virus or CashU virus.
Choose one method to remove the ransomware infection as per your situation:
If your computer can still boot into safe mode with Command Prompt, you can opt for this method to restore your system.
If the lock page still pops up when you are booting the computer to safe mode, then choose this method to get rid of this ransomware infection.
Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore
Step 1> Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Remove all floppy disks, CDs and DVDs from your computer, and restart. During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter. See detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode
Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)
Step 2> Type explorer to access
Once the Command Prompt window appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.
Step >3 Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:
- Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
- Win Vista/7/8: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Step 4> Restore
Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.
Please note that chances are this virus may delete all of your stored restore points and then you may need to switch to option 2 to try the troubleshoot now.
Step 5> Scan bad leftovers and restart
Download, install, update and run the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender (direct download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to scan out and remove the bad leftovers in case it turns back. And then restart the computer to ensure the computer is all right.
Tips: Some ransomware can also modify your browser settings. If so, you can just reset your web browser or reinstall a new one. See guide to reset IE, Firefox and Chrome here.
BTW: After the virus removal, you are highly recommended to maintain/optimize your computer system using a tool like Cloud System Booster Cloud System Booster (download:www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html). It is a computer system cleaner/optimizer which can basically maintain your system performance. If you want a deep optimization, hard disk defragment would be a good idea. You may try the Anvi Ultimate Defrag (downoad:www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html) for efficiency defragment if the need arises.
Removal Option 2-Remove the Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk
In most cases of computer infected by ransomware, your PC would be totally blocked from any operation, including safe mode runing. Then, you can use the Anvi Rescue Disk to fix the issue together with the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender. Some patience and time is needed for this removal emthod. If any question in the process, please feel free to send your email below to our online Technical Support for timely help.
Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for your reference.
Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file
Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site. (Both are packaged in the file offered to download below.)
Direct download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/rsd/
Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file to download; please be patient while it downloads.
Step 2> Record the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive.
You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.
To record the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive:
1. Firstly find a clean computer with correct internet connection and then connect your USB driver to the clean computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before using it to record the iso image.
2. Locate your download folder and double-click on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.
3. Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:
4. Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.
5.Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to the USB drive when you get the following message.
Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.
You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.
Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.
1. Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.
2. Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.
Step 3> Configure your infected computer to boot from the USB drive/DV/DVD
Restart your infected computer and configure it to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk.
Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.
For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information on how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.
The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key combinations:
- • Ctrl+Esc
- • Ctrl+Ins
- • Ctrl+Alt
- • Ctrl+Alt+Esc
- • Ctrl+Alt+Enter
- • Ctrl+Alt+Del
- • Ctrl+Alt+Ins
- • Ctrl+Alt+S
If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.
If you can’t enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.
Step> 4 Boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.
After that let’s boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.
1. Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk
2. please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.
Step> 5 Run the Anvi Rescue Disk to scan and repair.
1. Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double-click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.
Important note: make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Network Troubleshooting Tips for Ransomware Removal Using Anvi Rescue Disk
2. Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.
3. Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threats detected by Anvi Rescue Disk.
4. Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.
Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. Otherwise, you would be disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.
Step>6 Download Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to ensure a clean computer.
After the repair, your computer should be clean and resuced from the evil claw of the ransomware infection. However, many professionally crafted ransomware variants have evolved to be very persistant, that is to say, harder to remove, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender by clicking Yes button on the prompted window to fulfill the download.
After the download, please restart your computer to normal Windows mode and then go to the folder: C:\Users\[username]\Downloads
Find the downloaded file asdsetup.exe and double click its file to install it and then start it to perform a full scan on your computer sytem, in order to ensure the computer is clean from any associated infections or leftovers.
After the scan, remove any detected infections and then you can have a clean computer now.
Tips: Some ransomware can also modify your browser settings. If so, you can just reset your web browser or reinstall a new one. See guide to reset IE, Firefox and Chrome here.
BTW: after the virus removal, you are highly recommended to maintain/optimize your computer system using a tool like Cloud System Booster Cloud System Booster (download:www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html). It is a computer system cleaner/optimizer which can basically maintain your system performance. If you want a deep optimization, hard disk defragment would be a good idea. You may try the Anvi Ultimate Defrag (downoad: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html) for efficiency defragment if the need arises.
Distribution and Prevent
Typically the Politiet Norge ransomware is distributed via malicious websites. Users often get this infection when they are visiting the compromised websites. Also the situation can be that you open the spam email with embedded links to malicious websites or infected attachments. Besides, this infection can be also spread via point-to-point shared files that have been infected.
Thus, accordingly, you can practice below ransomware prevent measures to keep the ransomware infections like Politiet Norge virus away:
> 1. Keep your system and installed applications up to date with the latest patches.
> 2. Use caution when visiting webpages.
> 3. Make full use of the security features of your internet browsers. See guides to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome.
> 4. The best bet to protect Windows is always the proper security suite, includes reliable antivirus, firewall and the like. Our recommendation is besides your main antivirus installed, you also need an alternative antimalware to reduce the risks of infections since no antivirus can offer 100% protection after all.
Antimalware Anvi Smart Defender safe download link: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
> 5. Also you may use some practical utilities like Anvi Ad Blocker to reduce the risks of getting infected. Here this Anvi Ad Blocker is designed to block malicious websites, malicious ads including flash ads, which are one of the most used ways to spread malware infection. You can download and try this tool below:
Anvi Ad Blocker download link: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html
Please note this is a trial version of Anvi AD Blocker for 15 days free use. If you want to this tool stay for longer-time protection, just conveniently click here to buy it. View more here: Easy ads-free surfing with Anvi AD Blocker
System Maintenance (Recommended)
To maintain a healthy Windows system, you can take below tips for consideration:
> 1. Make sure the system is up to date with latest patches by Microsoft.
> 2. Clean the system on daily basis. Here we recommend you the Cloud System Booster which is designed to clean junk files, optimize system services, repair the registry and optimize Apps.
Cloud System Booster download link: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
> 3. If you want a deep optimization, it is a good idea to defrag your hard disk performance using this Anvi Ultimate Defrag.