Ministry of Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Interior Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Description

The 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus is actually a ransomware Trojan that affects computer users located in Saudi Arabia. There are numerous variants of the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus, all of which are Police Ransomware Trojans that affect computers in the Middle East. These kinds of scams have been active for several years in other regions of the world, originating in the Russian Federation, spreading from there to Europe and North America and eventually to the rest of the world. Like its many clones, the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus demands payment of its ransom through CashU, an online payment service that is used by people in the Middle East. It is important to know that CashU is a legitimate service that has no direct association with the makers of the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus.

The 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus enters a computer through social engineering tactics, usually by tricking the computer user to open a malicious link or file contained in a spam email message. Once the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus has infected a computer, the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus blocks all access to the infected computer. When a victim tries to use the infected computer, the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus displays a full-screen message that cannot be bypassed. This message claims that the infected computer was used in illegal activities and that it was blocked by the Saudi Arabia's Ministry of the Interior. After threatening the victim with jail time and enormous fines, the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus claims that these can be avoided by paying a 'fine' using CashU.

Although a reliable security program can remove the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus, the main difficulty is bypassing the 'Ministry of Interior, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' Virus' ransom message to be capable of gaining access to anti-virus software on the infected computer. ESG security researchers advise the use of alternate start-up methods to bypass this ransom message. Methods that can work include using Windows' Safe Mode options and starting up Windows from an external memory device.