L'attention de l'utilisateur! Ransomware

L'attention de l'utilisateur! Ransomware Description

ScreenshotThe 'L'attention de l'utilisateur! Operations sur les activites ilegales ont ete detectes sur votre ordinateur.' fake message is part of a ransomware campaign designed to scare inexperienced computer users into paying a certain ransom by holding their computer hostage. The 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message is the latest version of a WinLocker that is designed to target specific countries in the European Union. The 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message is the version of this WinLocker that targets French speakers, specifically people in France. This WinLocker is thought to originate from Ukraine, due to some clues in its code and because of the payment procedures associated with it. There was created at least two prior editions of the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message, both of which contained a large number of spelling and grammatical errors that seem to have been corrected in this latest version. According to ESG security researchers, versions of the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message exist in Spanish, English, German, Dutch, and Italian. They all consist of a fake message from the main police agency of the targeted country claiming that the victim's computer was involved in illegal activity and that a certain fine (most of the time consisting of one hundred Euros) must be paid in order to prevent data loss. ESG security researchers strongly recommend ignoring the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message. It is easy to bypass this message by simply starting up Windows in Safe Mode. Once you gain access to your operating system, use a reliable anti-malware program to remove the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message from your system.

How the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' Fake Message Scam Works

Messages like the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message are known as winlockers because they are designed to lock Windows, blocking you out from your own computer. They essentially take your computer hostage and do not allow you to gain access to your Desktop until you pay the fine that is specified in the message. Victims will usually become infected from visiting unsafe websites or opening suspicious email attachments. Although the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message claims that the infected computer's hard drive will be wiped clean unless the specified fine is paid, ESG security researchers assure you that there is no need to worry. Besides blocking your computer and displaying its fake message, the 'L'attention de l'utilisateur!' fake message has absolutely no way of contacting law enforcement, transmitting your information to a third party or deleting your files.

Do You Suspect Your PC May Be Infected with L'attention de l'utilisateur! Ransomware & Other Threats? Scan Your PC with SpyHunter

SpyHunter is a powerful malware remediation and protection tool designed to help provide PC users with in-depth system security analysis, detection and removal of a wide range of threats like L'attention de l'utilisateur! Ransomware as well as a one-on-one tech support service. Download SpyHunter's FREE Malware Remover
Note: SpyHunter's scanner is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware removal tool to remove the malware threats. Read more on SpyHunter. Free Remover allows you to run a one-off scan and receive, subject to a 48-hour waiting period, one remediation and removal. Free Remover subject to promotional details and Special Promotion Terms. To understand our policies, please also review our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria. If you no longer wish to have SpyHunter installed on your computer, follow these steps to uninstall SpyHunter.

Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?

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.
If you still can't install SpyHunter? View other possible causes of installation issues.

Leave a Reply

Please DO NOT use this comment system for support or billing questions. For SpyHunter technical support requests, please contact our technical support team directly by opening a customer support ticket via your SpyHunter. For billing issues, please refer to our "Billing Questions or Problems?" page. For general inquiries (complaints, legal, press, marketing, copyright), visit our "Inquiries and Feedback" page.