Remove Ireland’s National Police Service virus

Ireland’s National Police Service virus that some PCs in Ireland might catch today is a ransomware-type system hijacker, but there is no connection between the developers of this malware and the reputable Irish Police (also known as An Garda Síochána). The message that you face when your computer is locked by this fake Ireland’s National Police Service warning is the technique used by cyber hackers specifically for the purpose of prompting you into sharing funds with cyber frauds. The ransomware tells users that they have been found to spectate, distribute and promote illegal content over the Internet. The virus instructs users to effect the payment (ransom) as a forfeit and then promises to unlock the computer. Otherwise, the virus program says, the information about user’s “illegal” activity would be reported to Ireland’s National Police Service (An Garda Síochána). Do not panic! There is nothing to worry about if you haven’t ever done anything likw what you are being accused of. However, the virus completely blocked and disabled your PC with its scary warning. Your attempt to reboot the PC would be of no success. Same fake police notification would come up anyway and repeat the same thing about your supposed crimes for viewing the websites with the content violated by the Irish legislation. Surely, something must be done in order to unlock your system and get rid of this annoying desktop background that replaced your common desktop your PC had before the virus attack. Below is the quotation from the notification that the ransomware makers developed to appear on the infected computer.

Ireland’s National Police Service
Guard of the Peace
Military Police Corps
Attention! 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 128 of the Criminal Code of Ireland.
Article 128 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of Ireland. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…
Article 208 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to €100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer.
Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of €2,000 to €8,000.
Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit- seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.
Article 212 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to €250,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above-mentioned article 210 of the Criminal Code of Ireland.
Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of Ireland of February 04, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!

In order to remove this virus from your system and to unlock your desktop we’ve developed certain guidelines. We analyzed how this ransomare might act on infected machine and what modifications it implements while residing on it. In the majority of the cases successful removal of this virus may be accomplished through System Restore to an earlier date (provided that your computer has such a Restore Point). Of course, running decent anti-virus application after successful system restore is also mandatory. Please refer to the guidelines below to unlock your system. Try the recommended ransomware removal methods first, and if they don’t work, select the alternative guide.

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Ireland’s National Police Service virus removal video guide (System Restore method):

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Ireland's National Police Service virus