Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus

Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus Description

ScreenshotThe Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus is not technically a virus but a Police Ransomware Trojan. Viruses are designed to corrupt files and applications, spreading on their own within a computer and eventually to other machines. Trojans, on the other hand, are usually downloaded and installed by the computer users themselves and make harmful changes to the computer's settings that allow the criminals responsible for them to benefit in some way. Police Ransomware Trojans like the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus are Trojans programmed to prevent access to the compromised computer and then to extract a ransom from the victim. They are known as 'police' ransomware because they will display a message that supposedly was sent from the police blaming the victim of various imaginary offenses. The Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus is part of a large group of Police Ransomware Trojans that have started to appear in the Middle East, characterized because they demand payment through the CashU online payment service.

Police Ransomware scams like the one carried out by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus are not difficult to understand. The Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus displays a bogus message supposedly from the Lebanese Internal Security Forces which claims that the victim's computer was involved in distributing child pornography, spam email and malware. The Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus then threatens the victim with jail time and enormous fines unless a payment of one hundred Euros is made through CashU. The main annoyance associated with the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus is that the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus completely blocks access to the infected computer, preventing the computer user from opening files, running applications or gaining access to the infected computer's Desktop.

Computer users should ignore the message displayed by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus. Paying this supposed police fine will do nothing to remove the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus infection or allow you to access the affected computer. Instead of following the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus' instructions, ESG security researchers advise computer users to use a reliable anti-malware program to remove this malware threat completely. To bypass the Lebanese Internal Security Forces Virus message in order to utilize your security software, ESG security researchers advise the use of alternate boot methods such as an external drive or Safe Mode.