Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware
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|Threat Level:||10 % (Normal)|
|First Seen:||February 26, 2013|
|Last Seen:||February 13, 2023|
Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware is a malware infection that criminals use to target computer users located in Argentina. Although similar Police Ransomware scams have existed for several years, they only started to spread outside of Europe in late 2011 and throughout 2012. It has only been a few months since variants of this scam started to pop up in such remote locations as South Africa, New Zealand and Argentina. Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware uses typical tactics associated with these kinds of online scams, locking the victims' computers and then demanding a rescue fee to be paid so the victim can regain control over the infected machine.
How Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware is Used to Steal Money from Computer Users
The main purpose of Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware is to convince computer users that the police are accusing them of a crime. To do this, Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware will first lock access to the infected computer (because of this, scams like Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware are often known as Winlockers). Once the computer is blocked, the victim will not be capable of accessing any files on the infected computer or bypass a full screen message and gain access to the infected computer's Desktop. Essentially, the infected computer's screen will be frozen on a message from the Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware that, claiming to come from the police, accuses the victim of illegal activities. The Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware message claims that the victim can avoid years of jail time by paying a substantial ransom through a money transfer service. It is important to remember that the Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware message is not connected to the police and that the Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware is part of a well-known scam.
Removing a Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware Infection from Your Computer
The Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware fine should not be paid. Wasting your money on this payment will not unlock your computer or help you remove a Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware infection. Instead, computer users should use an alternate boot method to start up Windows and avoid the Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware message. Right after obtaining access to your security programs, a dedicated and updated anti-malware program should be capable of removing a Ministerio de Seguridad Ransomware infection from a computer. To prevent future infections, ESG security researchers advise computer users to avoid opening unsolicited email spam message or viewing unsafe content on the web.
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