Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus
The Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus, otherwise referred to as the Canadian Associated of Chiefs of Police virus, alike the generic Canadian Police virus (2), is a form of dangerous malware categorized as ransomware that takes control of a computer system and restricts user access by displaying a full screen page that masquerades as the Ministry of Public Safety and other Canadian governing departments and claims the infected computer was used illegally. The Ministry of Public Safety Canada lock-screen details that the computer has been blocked for reasons concerning the viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophillia/rape etc.), the violation of Copyright and Related rights Law, and other fraudulent accusations. Furthermore the lock-screen details that if a fine of 100 CAD is not paid in an allotted amount of time by use of the Ukash credit system the computer owner may be prosecuted and see jail time.
It should be noted that this is a computer virus that is in no way associated with the government of Canada and paying the fine will not remove this severe cryptovirus. The claims made by this virus are fraudulent and should be ignored. The content of the Ministry of Public Safety Canada ransomware lock-screen have been detailed below:
Ministry of Public Safety Canada Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Attention! Your computer has been blocked for safety reasons listed below. You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of Canada criminal law. Article 161 of Canada criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years. Also, you are suspected of violation of "Copyright and Related rights Law" (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. Thus, you are suspected of violation of Article 148 of Canada Criminal Law. Article 148 of Canada criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 3 to 7 years or 150 to 550 basic amounts fine. It was from your computer, that unauthorized access had been stolen to information of State importance and to data closed for public Internet access. The penalty set must be paid in course of 48 hours as of the breach. On expiration of the term, 48 hours that follow will be used for automatic collection of data on yourself and your misconduct, and criminal case will be opened against you. Amount of fine is CAD $100. You can pay a fine Ukash vouchers. As soon as the money arrives to the Treasury account, your computer will be unblocked in course of 24 hours. Then in 7 day term you should remedy the breaches associated with your computer. Otherwise your computer will be blocked up again and criminal case will be opened against yourself (with no option to pay fine).
The Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus and other forms of ransomware are dangerous for their relations to cyber crimes involving credit theft, extortion, and identity theft. If you are infected with the Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus it is strongly recommended to immediately remove it.
How does the Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus infect a computer?
The Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus and other forms of ransomware are primarily present in exploit kits and uses urausy trojan horses to gain access to the computer that are present on compromised websites, advertisements, and downloadable content, including torrents, freeware, and shareware.
Many reports of a Ministry of Public Safety Canada infection have occurred after victims received suspicious emails or clicked suspicious advertisements on media related websites.
How to remove the Ministry of Canada virus
- Removal software (Automatic removal) – Detect and remove ransomware
- System Restore – Restore PC to date and time before infection
1. Ministry of Canada virus removal software
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
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2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, open the Anti-Malware program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, please do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan (pictured below).
4. Malwarebytes will automatically detect the Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus and third-party malware on your computer. Once the scan is complete, Malwarebytes will prompt a message stating malicious objects were detected. Select (check) the malicious objects in the list and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove Ministry of Public Safety Canada malware from your computer (The image below shows a file that is NOT selected for removal – ‘Make sure the box is checked in’).
2. System Restore
A System Restore is an easy solution to restore an infected computer to a date and time before it became infected with Ministry of Public Safety Canada ransomware. To learn more please select a link below.
Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus removal tips:
If removing the Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus and other forms of ransomware is difficult, there are several steps you can use to troubleshoot the removal process:
Ransomware often infects 1 user account on Windows systems at a time. Here are some tips to remove this virus using different user accounts.
- Log into an account not affected by malware (with administrative rights) and perform a scan with reputable software to detect and remove malware.
- You can also delete the infected account.
- Other options include creating a new user account to remove malware if only 1 Window’s user account is present on the computer system.
Some variants of ransomware use flash and symptoms of the infection can be halted by denying flash via Macromedia’s real-time options. To learn more and deny flash please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html
Troubleshoot internet/network issues
Safe Mode With Networking can be used to access the Internet for updates, drivers, removal software, or other files if internet and network connectivity is compromised.