'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware

'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware Description

ScreenshotThe 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware infection is one of many known variants of a family of ransomware Trojans commonly known as the Ukash Virus. These kinds of Trojans take over their victims' computers and demand ransom money. Although the nickname 'Ukash Virus' refers to these Trojans' propensity for demanding payment through the Ukash money transfer service, the 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware infection infects computers in the United States and, like other North American variants of this scam, 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware demands its payment through MoneyPak. Malware like the 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware Trojan is highly region specific and will usually infect computers located in a specific country. These kinds of threats originated in the Russian Federation around 2006, by 2011 they had disseminated to most of the countries belonging to the Western Europe and, in 2012, North American variants started to appear.

Once the 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware Trojan infects a computer, 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware makes it impossible to access files on the infected computer. In fact, victims will not even be able to access their desktop; as soon as they log into Windows they will be greeted by a full screen ransom note demanding the payment of a hefty fine. In this ransom message, the 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware Trojan claims that the victim's computer was used in illegal activities and that the United States Department of Justice has intercepted the infected computer until this fine is paid. The 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware message threatens its victims with imprisonment and fees of thousands of dollars. ESG security researchers note that 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware has no way to deliver on these threats.

The 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware Trojan is not difficult to deal with. ESG security researchers recommend bypassing its ransom message by starting up Windows through an alternative boot method (such as using an external memory device or the command prompt to access your files directly). Once this is done, the 'Your computer has been blocked by the United States Department of Justice' Ransomware can be easily removed by an up-to-date anti-malware application.

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Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
  • Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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