Politiet Norge Ukash Virus (Ransomware)
The Politiet Norge Ukash Virus is the variant of the Ukash Virus that targets computers located in Norway. Like the many variants of this ransomware Trojan, the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus blackmails its victims by pretending to be a message from Norway's official police force. This message threatens the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus' victims by demanding the payment of a fine for imaginary offenses. There are many variants of the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus, typically targeting a specific country and using details specific to that location to make the message more authentic. The Politiet Norge Ukash Virus and its variants are written in the targeted country's language and use logos, flags and names that make it seem as if they are an official message from that country's police force. It is important to remember that the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus is not associated with Norway's police force and is actually part of an online scam.
The Politiet Norge Ukash Virus scam is not sophisticated. The Politiet Norge Ukash Virus message claims that the victim's computer was involved in illegal activities, which may include trafficking with child pornography or copyright violations. After accusing the victim of these kinds of criminal offenses, the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus claims that to avoid jail time and a fine of thousands of euros, the victim has the option of paying a one hundred euro fine using a money transfer service. The payment method of choice of the many ransomware infections that have been observed recently is Ukash, a legitimate online payment service that has been co-opted by the criminals responsible for the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus. This has led to variants of this malware threat receiving the nickname 'Ukash Virus'.
The main challenge in removing the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus from your computer is bypassing its ransom message in order to gain access to your files and security software. Fortunately, this can be done using Windows Safe Mode with the Command Prompt or an alternative boot method. Once you gain access to your security software, removing the Politiet Norge Ukash Virus infection is often as simple as utilizing a trustworthy and up-to-date anti-malware application to scan your hard drives and remove the ransomware Trojan and any of its associated threats.