Fri, Jul 19 2013 15:54 Don

Ministry of Public Safety Canada Ransomware Removal Guide

The Ministry of Public Safety Canada Ransomware is part of the Troj/Urausy Ransomware family of computer infections that target computers in Canada. When installed this ransomware you show a lock screen that requests a ransom of CAD $100 before you can access your Windows desktop. This lock screen pretends to be from the Ministry of Public Safety Canada, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and Interpol and was placed because your computer has been involved in illegal cyber activity related to pornography and copyrighted content. This activity supposedly includes the distribution of pornography, copyrighted files, or computer viruses. It goes on to state that you need to pay a fine in the amount of CAD $100 within 48 hours or you will face legal prosecution. It is important to note that this is a computer virus and that you are not actually being targeted by these agencies so please do not pay the ransom.

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