Ministry of Public Safety Canada ransomware (tips to unlock your PC)

The fake warning presumably coming from the Ministry of Public Safety Canada is a computer virus infection. This is not a real police warning, even though it claims to be also associated with Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and even Interpol agencies. Of course, this is not true. The unambiguous fact that we know about his bogus alert is that it is a contemporary form of cyber infection which is categorized as ransomware. To be more precise, it belongs to the Urausy virus family.

Ministry of Public Safety Canada scam
Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus screenshot

Urausy ransomware targeting Canada is known for locking desktop of targeted computers completely with a scary warning titled as fake alert from Ministry of Public Safety Canada and Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police. The locker says that the reason why the PC got blocked is explained by various illegal activities through the computer on which such alert came up. The malware quotes various articles of the Canadian legislation and asserts that these articles were violated by user or his/her relatives or friends who might have used the computer.

The scary yet fake Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police warning virus mentions the following violations:

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).

It is obvious that the locker pursues the only goal so far – to make users scared of being placed to jail. Some users have been scared so much that they paid that ransom amount of CAD $100. The sad part of the story is that often users who have never done anything illegal on the web have paid this fake fine, which is a ransom, in fact. The money in this case goes straight into the hands of online hackers who truly deserve to be placed into prison for their various fraudulent activities on the web.

If your computer got locked by Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus you have no other option but to seek for assistance in removing this scam off your computer. It is good that there are many working solutions that can help you in unblocking your system and getting rid of this fake Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police that occupied your screen. Please follow some of our recommendations set forth below.

Recommended ransomware removal solution:

  1. Restart your computer into Safe Mode with Networking. To do it, keep hitting F8 key repeatedly, before Windows OS starts booting.
  2. Select your operating system and the account that got locked with ransomware.
  3. When Windows launches in Safe Mode with Networking, use “Win + R” hotkey combination to open Windows Explorer.
  4. In the address line insert the text “https://www.system-tips.net/download.php
  5. Click “OK”.
  6. Download, install, update and run Plumbytes Anti-Malware.
  7. Malware removal tool
  8. Scan your computer with Anti-Malware and remove all detected threats.
  9. Restart your computer.
  10. Share this information with your friends on Facebook and other social networks.

Similar removal video at YouTube:

So, we do recommend you to try the above method initially. Then, if it does not work, try these other guides below. It is probable that these other methods will be effective solutions to fix your problem. If this information has been helpful to you please share it with other friends of yours.

Alternative removal guides to remove ransomware from your computer:

  1. Ransomware removal in Safe Mode with Networking – https://www.system-tips.net/ransomware-removal-in-safe-mode-with-networking/
  2. Removal of ransomware that modifies “Shell” registry entry – https://www.system-tips.net/remove-ransomware-that-modifies-shell-registry-entry/
  3. Removal of ransomware that replaces explorer.exe file – https://www.system-tips.net/ransomware-that-replaces-explorer-exe-file-guide-to-unlock/

Optional ransomware removal through System Restore:

https://www.system-tips.net/how-to-unlock-computer-though-system-restore-restore-point/

Optional similar virus removal video guide (through System Restore method):

Important! If the above-mentioned guidelines didn’t help you unlock your PC, use this guide as a final solution – http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-your-computer-has-been-locked-ransomware

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