United States Cyber Security Virus

United States Cyber Security Virus Description

The United States Cyber Security Virus is a ransomware Trojan that attacks computer users in the United States. Similar to ransomware threats in Europe that impersonate European law enforcement agencies and demand a ransom payable through Ukash or PaySafeCard, the United States Cyber Security Virus impersonates an American law enforcement agency and demands payment of a ransom via MoneyPak. ESG security analysts strongly recommend that computer users do not pay the United States Cyber Security Virus' ransom. Paying the amount this ransomware infection demands does not guarantee that your computer will be free from the infection. Rather, you should remove the United States Cyber Security Virus from your computer with the help of a strong, fully-updated anti-malware program.

The United States Cyber Security Virus is a Variant of the Infamous Police Ransomware

This ransomware scam is not particularly original. Basically, criminals create a Trojan infection that prevents the computer user from accessing their Desktop, applications or files. As soon as Windows starts up, the United States Cyber Security Virus displays a large full-screen message that threatens the victim by claiming that the infected computer was involved in illegal activities. The United States Cyber Security Virus demands a fine and claims that the victim's computer was locked down by the United States Cyber Security Department. However, this is all a lie; the United States Cyber Security Virus has no relationship with any legitimate law enforcement operations or agencies. This threat is part of a well-known online scam that has hundreds of variants such as the 'Police Judiciaire Fédérale' Ransomware, the 'Ministry of Public Safety New Zealand' Virus and the 'Grupo de Delitos Telematicos' Ransomware, among others.

Deleting the United States Cyber Security Virus Instead of Paying Its Ransom

Victims of the United States Cyber Security Virus will find that they have trouble accessing their security software. However, starting up in Safe Mode (with a Command Prompt) allows computer users to gain access to the Windows Registry Editor, Windows Explorer and their security software straight from the command line. From there, it is only a matter of using a reliable anti-malware program to detect and remove the United States Cyber Security Virus. To prevent further infections involving the United States Cyber Security Virus and similar ransomware threats, ESG team of malware analysts strongly advises against visiting unsafe websites (such as those containing pornographic material or copyright infringement) and downloading any unknown files from unreliable sources. Most importantly, you should keep your firewall, anti-spam protection, and anti-malware software active at all times and always updated with the latest threat definitions.

Technical Information

More Details on United States Cyber Security Virus

The following messages associated with United States Cyber Security Virus were found:
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus
infringing Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for
two to eight years.
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To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $100

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