Bundesamt fur Polizei virus is a ransomware that aims at swindle peoples’ money away by blocking an infected computer located in Germany completely. This virus, just like the rest of viruses working under the same scheme (e.g. FBI ransowmare, Ukash virus, Canadian Police virus), uses official institution name and emblem to convince people that the message they see is a serious warning.
Once your computer is infected with Bundesamt fur Polizei virus, your screen will show a window with camera, informing that your photos, videos or similar files will be used for your identification. There also are extracts from laws listed stating that one or several of them have been breached. Laws are related to illegal usage and distribution of copyrighted content, watching of pornographic content or similar criminal activities:
Ihr Computer wurde gesperrt!
Die Funktion Ihres Computers wurde aufgrund unerlaubter Internethandlungen außer Kraft gesetzt.
Im Folgenden werden mögliche Verstöße aufgelistet, die von Ihnen begangen werden konnten:
In order to unblock your computer, according to Bundesamt fur Polizei virus, one must pay 100 EUR. Pre paid payment systems like Ukash or Paysafe card should be used. Note that governmental institutions do not use such payment methods for collecting their fines. Therefore if you already paid the money, contact your credit card bank and dispute the charges.
Bundesamt fur Polizei virus infects computers using existing security holes and vulnerabilities. You may get this ransomware when visiting infected websites or downloading infected files.
To remove Bundesamt fur Polizei virus you should follow these steps:
- Restart your computer; press F8 while it is restarting;
- Choose safe mode with networking;
- Launch MSConfig;
- Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data;
- Restart the system once again.
- Scan with https://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe to identify file and delete it.
Some versions of Bundesamt fur Polizei virus disable all safe modes. Yet there is e a short gap that can be used to run anti-malware programs:
- Reboot normally.
- Enter : http://2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe . If malware is loaded, just press alt+tab once and keep entering the string blindly. Press Enter.
- Press Alt+tab and then R couple times. The Bundesamt fur Polizei virus process should be killed.
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