PoliceGuardState.org uses the same old trick used by the typical version of ransomware – FBI virus . It tricks PC/Android phone users into submitting the so called “ransom” due to inappropriate behaviors including:
Usually speaking, PoliceGuardState.org employs formal tone in language and makes badges, flag images of politics as background to make the bogus message convincible. It also makes count down, it can be 24 hrs, 48 hrs and 72 hrs on different computers/Android phones, to compel victims to handover the “ransom” that can be up to $500.00; otherwise, as it claims, the deprivation of political rights will be imposed. So far, experts from Qisupport Online Support have detected browser version of PoliceGuardState.org. It is mainly spotted on Android phones. It is still uncertain yet if the lock down virus would target Mac users. With versions combined, the lock down virus target people all around the world.
Ukash, Greendot, MoneyPak, Paypal and the similar electronic money system has taken every possible measure to make them reliable and safe-to-use. They are not actually attacked and capitalized by PoliceGuardState.org. The virus maker simply opens up account just like everyone else but with some tricks.
Why PoliceGuardState.org maker uses such electronic money system? It is easy to understand. First PC/Android phone victims will be convinced that the message is real; second, no fake money will be received against loss. What’s more important, as more and more PC/Android users in this global village prefer the convenience brought by such system, they put quite a number of money there. Should any victim finish a series of movement from entering password to submitting “ransom”, PoliceGuardState.org will get to know the password and take the money away without any warning as the lock down virus is geared by Trojan featuring keystroke logging.
Finally, you are dealing with gravy but shrewd virus maker. One submission is sufficient to make him/her smell the fat chance to get another “ransom” easily from you. This is why PC/Androidp phone users who handed over the money would suffer the same virus before long. In most cases, money makes the mare go. But when being blocked down by PoliceGuardState.org, money only calls for evil.
Tip: if it takes not long for you to realize that the message is bogus after handing over the money, it is highly recommended to:
PoliceGuardState.org seriously requires no removal by professionals and asserts that submitting the “ransom” is the only way out. Any violence will lead to more penalties. To further stop victims to unblock computers / Android phone and get the gravy, PoliceGuardState.org destroys security system the minute it lands on a target machine/phone.
As a Trojan-supportive infection, the lock down virus is capable of numerating drivers concerning installed security programs, startup section and critical part of a system like host service before overwriting or modifying them with its malicious .dll file containing vicious code. As a result, the concerning parts will fall at the mercy of PoliceGuardState.org:
When security center and the build-in functions are down, the most efficient way to unblock computer/Android phone from the lock down virus is manual method. Below offers the thread to break PoliceGuardState.org for computer users. Android phone victims should get quick solution from experts here before the phone becomes a piece of brick; since the Android technique is a new lesson that people are going to learn, it is wiser to get specialized help from technicians here.
Be noted that there’s no detailed and universal method since the name of the malicious items can be different on various computers and the degree of damage is varied from the length of time being under attack. All you need to do is to follow the steps and tips that will guide you to dig out the guilty ones according to your concrete situation. Should you run into unexpected situations and don’t know what to do, it is wise to get quick and professional assistance from Qisupoort Online Support.
Create a new user account with administrator right under “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”.
(Note: if you have several user accounts with admin rights and they are not affected by PoliceGuardState.org, just log in.)
For Windows 7/XP/Vista user
For Windows 8 users
Use Group Policy to disable all Autorun features.
Autorun file is the very item that ensures PoliceGuardState.org pop up before any system service come into operation. Thus we should disable all Autorun features to make the removal work smooth.
Tip: if own system beyond Windows XP/2000, please access Registry Editor to disable AutoRun/AutoPlay.
Unveil hidden files to remove Temp files and the related ones in Roaming folders.
For Windows 7/XP/Vista users
For Windows 8 users
When done, please access the following directories and remove all the items; then search for “Roaming” folder and remove the file generated on or after PoliceGuardState.org blocked down your computer (take creation date as reference).
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temp
C:\Documents and Settings\[user name]\Local Settings\Temporary Internet File
Use Disk Cleanup to remove unnecessary files on your computer to get better performance and ensure through removal.
Incompact sites will have the vicious codes from PoliceGuardState.org either willingly or unwillingly. By incompact sites refers to the sites presenting prohibited contents like child porn, popping up relentless ads and the analogous. By spreading the vicious code, such sites could get commissions once the lock down virus gets “ransom”.
Some newly published websites/programs can be incompact in most cases and thus bugs exist. Sniffers would help PoliceGuardState.org to find the bug for easy penetration and cut down the cost to spread. It is crystal clear that not being locked down by ransomware can be impossible when you surf the Internet casually. But we can prevent such aggressive infiltration and minimize the chance by:
You are unlikely to encounter PoliceGuardState.org if you have technical changes involved. But it is not advisable to do so if you are not technically sound, which could backfire. Want technical changes for a solid prevention? Reach Qisupport Online Support for specialized help.
As what has been put clearly in the preceding paragraphs that PoliceGuardState.org could lead to more infections. It is necessary to check if there’s unknown programs installed without your consent or if every program works great on computer/Android phone. Any program that presents weird performance can imply that the default configuration may be modified arbitrarily to give rise to bugs/vulnerabilities. Such vulnerability can impose potential dangers overtime since it is what virus makers looking for infiltration.
The removal of PoliceGuardState.org should be taken carefully. Incomplete removal or mistake during the process can pull the alarm and the ransomware could become more horrible to deliver BSOD and even make your computer a trash. Your precious files can be gone forever.
Registry is a database that stores configuration settings and options. It is highly recommended to back up the registry before and after the removal of PoliceGuardState.org. Backing up registry before the removal is take precautions against mistakes that make things worse. Backing up registry after the removal is for future use. Just in case you get attacked by virus, restoring to the point when everything’s clean will solve the problem. It is energy and time saving. Since most people are not knowledgeable about backing up registry on Windows 8, here’s the video to show how. As for Android phone users, please get help from experts here.