Linkup Ransomware is a malicious program that aims to reveal your credit card details and other personal information in order to get money. The virus mainly targets computer users in Europe. Once inside, it displays a fake warning on your browser that says it was issued by the Council of Europe. The message claims that your access to the Internet is temporarily blocked because you have been involved into some illegal activities.
If you want to get Internet access back, you will be asked to fill in a form providing your personal information, like you name, surname, address, etc., and once you finish that you will receive another message asking for your credit card number, expiration date and CVV number. According to this warning, this information is required to identify you. You should never reveal any of your sensitive information without checking beforehand if it is not a scam. The creators of Linkup Ransomware are only trying to rip you off and once they get all this data, it will be very easy to do that.
And that is not all the only problem this virus causes. If your computer was infected with Linkup Ransomware, it will also be connected to a botnet, which will use many of your system resources and considerably slow down your machine. Additionally, it can install Protominer, a bitcoining program which will contribute to slowing down your PC as well. Ignore this warning as it was designed only to deceive computer users. You have to remove Linkup Ransomware from your system as soon as you receive this notice.
Run a full scan using a reputable antispyware program, for example, spyhunter or Hitman. You can use USB drive to transfer anti-malware program to infected PC. Make sure your antispyware is upgraded to the latest version to guarantee it will be able to detect and remove this ransomware.
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