Policia Nacional De Uruguay virus is a ransomware that spreads on computers located in Uruguay and uses the name of National Uruguay Police office in order to trick computer users and get money from them. The program enters systems with a help of Trojan viruses. This way computer users are not aware about the infiltration.
Policia Nacional de Uruguay virus makes some changes in your Windows Registry which allow the program to start with each system reboot. The program blocks all programs on your computer and does not allow to do anything there. Even your task Manager is blocked. All you see is a message in the middle of the screen warning that your system is blocked due to law of copyrighted content violations. Have a look at the message:
Policia Nacional de Uruguay
¡ATENCIÓN! Su OP (ordenador) está bloqueado debido a al menos una de las razones especificadas siguientes.
Usted ha violado “el derecho de autor y los derechos conexos” (video, música, software) y ha utilizado de una manera illegal con la distribución de contenido los derechos de autor, infringiendo así el artículo 128 del Criminal Code de la República Oriental del Uruguay.
Las multas deben solamente ser pagodas durante 72 horas después de la infracción. Tan pronto como 72 horas transcurren, su posibilidad de pagar la multa sera expirada, así, un proceso penal sera automáticamente iniciado en su contra durante las próximas 72 horas!
El importe de la multa es de UYU $2,000 (Peso) o USD $100 (US Dólar).
Usted puede pagar esta multa por Ukash.
As you see, it is displayed in Spanish as Policia Nacional de Uruguay virus targets mainly computers located in Uruguay. However, there other version of this ransomware that attack users in other countries. The message states that you have violated the law by using copyrighted content (music, videos, software) and for this reason you are asked to pay a fine.
The fine that Policia Nacional de Uruguay virus asks you to pay reaches 2000 Pesos or 100 dollars. This is told to be paid using Ukash payment system. Although pre-paid card systems are very easy to use and they are very popular at the moment, police would never use such means to collect the fines.
You are highly recommended to remove Policia Nacional de Uruguay virus as soon as you detect it on your computer. Never pay anything for this scam if you don’t want to lose your money. If you have access to other user account, you can scan with reputable anti-malware program from there, such as Spyhunter. We recommend following these removal instructions of Ukash virus which explains how to eliminate this type of ransomware programs in a few different ways.
Here’s a video explaining removal instructions of Policia Nacional de Uruguay:
If this does not work for you, try starting your system with Safe Mode with Command Prompt:
Automatic Policia Nacional de Uruguay virus removal tools
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Policia Nacional de Uruguay virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.