'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware
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|Threat Level:||10 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||February 1, 2013|
|Last Seen:||September 20, 2023|
The 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware infection is one of the many variants of police ransomware Trojans that specifically target computer users located in Great Britain. The 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware displays a ransom message that accuses its victims of participating in various online criminal activities and then demands the payment of a 'fine' of one hundred pounds in order to avoid prosecution. The 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware Trojan has a component that prevents the user from accessing the infected computer and, like its dozens of variants, prevents computer users from gaining access to their files, Windows Desktop or applications. Whenever the victim tries to log into Windows, the 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware Trojan displays an intrusive full screen message threatening the victim with fines of thousands of pounds and jail time unless the fine is paid. It is important to understand two things:
- Legitimate police institutions will not block computers and demand fines from people as a way of dealing with online crime.
- Paying the 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware Trojan's fine will do nothing to remove this malicious infection from your computer.
Commons Sources of a 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware Infection
'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware messages are part of a Trojan infection on your computer. The two most common ways in which you may infect your computer with the 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware Trojan is by downloading a hazardous email attachment or getting through a link that leads you to an attack website. Because of this, it is important to browse the web safely, always avoiding clicking on or downloading unknown content. It is also essential to use a reliable anti-malware program to scan your computer periodically and to protect your machine every time you browse the Web.
It is important to ignore the 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware message and not pay this threat's ransom. If you make a payment, you will waste your money besides doing nothing to unlock your computer. To remove the 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware Trojan, we recommend using an alternative start-up method such as starting up Windows from a USB drive or CD. This should allow you to bypass the 'Metropolitan Police Total Policing' Ransomware message in order to access your anti-malware software.