If you get an ‘official’ alert from Metropolitan Police, there is a huge possibility that you are included into international affair based on misleading message which is used by scammers to rip users off. To convince its victim sthat they will be fined for some illegal acitvities, like watching videos with adult content or banned scenes against people, this scam message simply locks the computer and disables its victim from using it. The message will be displaying your real IP address and asks 100 pounds to unlock your computer:
Metropolitan Police! Attention!!!
Under the laws of the United Kingdom and investigation of Metropolitan Police service and Strathclyde Police Your computer is locked to prevent illegal activity in the network. Your IP-address “XXXX”. From this IP-address it was visited sites containing banned scenes of violence against people, as well as viewing banned in United Kingdom child pornographic materials. We discouverd video files that contain elements of violence were found on your computer. Unsolicited Bulk Messages was send from your computer’s IP address and it was recorder by SpamHaus this month. The computer has been locked to prevent your illegal activities on the Internet.
To unlock the computer you are obliged, within 48 hours of receiving notice, to pay a fine of 100 pounds.
From the first sight, this message looks like a real and official notification of United Kingdom police reporting about a wide range of illegal activities that have been detected on the machine. However, all this material is made up and you should never go and pay ‘the fine’. The only issue you will have to solve is unlocking your computer.
Of course, we highly recommend you to ignore all the requirements to pay ‘the fine’ and remove Metropolitan Police misleading pop-up, sometimes called as ‘Ukash virus’. Note, that this message has been noticed not only in United Kingdom, but in France, Germany, Spain and other countries as well. The best way to get rid of this scam is using alternate scanners if you can’t boot your PC on Safe Mode or Safe Mode with networking.