Saturday, March 22, 2014

Computer is blocked by Homeland Security virus? Homeland Security Ransomware Removal

Homeland Security virus, also known as U.S. Department of Homeland Security virus, is a typical ransomware which belongs to nasty scam virus. Usually it requires $300 to unlock computer from locked screen. It is another FBI MoneyPak virus created for cyber criminal. It is a common issue happen in the USA. The Homeland Security virus, as many other family member, steals governmental name and logo to rip off users. Usually, it modifies computer startup setting, so that it can come out automatically each time you load desktop. It blocks all accesses to the internet. People can do nothing on the infected computer. When keeping Homeland Security virus virus, you will keep receiving the bogus notifications, which are about law violation of copyrighted distribution, including piratic downloads of software, music, video and pornographic. The Homeland Security virus looks trustworthy and reliable. Many people have been taken in. They tried to make payment to unlock computer. However, nothing changes after transferring the fine/fee of 300 dollars. You need to ignore fake warning and remove Homeland Security virus from your computer.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Cyber Security Division
This computer has been blocked
Article 184. Pornography involving childrenImprisonment for the term of up to 10-15 years(The use or distribution of pornography material)
Artticle 171. CopyrightImprisonment for the term of up to 2-5 years. (The use or sharing copyrighted files)
Article 113. The use of unlicensed softwareImprisonment for the term of up to 2 years (The use of unlicensed software)
(...)To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of $300. You must pay the fine through MoneyPAK.
You have 48 hours to pay the fine. If the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution without the right to pay the fine. 

Homeland Security virus is extremely dangerous. It takes advantage of system vulnerability to exploit users’ sensitive information to earn money. Besides, Homeland Security virus has the ability to the mess up computer. It disconnect the internet and locks advanced safe mode. However, people find it impossible to deal with this virus. It boots up each time you log in computer.

Homeland Security virus Screen Shortcut

Homeland Security virus is dropped when clicking unsafe links, downloading free software, updating fake adobe flash and reading spam email attachments. It gets inside without your knowledge. Therefore, you need to be caution when surfing on the Internet.

Unlock computer from Homeland Security virus

Step 1 Restart your computer and load Safe Mode with Networking
Start the machine and repeatedly tap the F8 key until the option screen appears and choose Safe Mode with Networking


Step 2 Disable all startup items associated 

1. Input msconfig into the box then press Enter
2. Click the msconfig search result. The utility will open in a new window.
3. Click the Startup tab. You'll see a list of programs that start when your computer starts.
4. To stop a program from automatically launching when you boot the PC, uncheck the box next to its entry.

Step 3 Search for all files related to Homeland Security virus ransomware and delete
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\Homeland Security virus
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Homeland Security virus.lnk

Step 4 Open Registry Editor and remove all suspicious entries
regedit HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ‘Inspector’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Homeland Security virus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableTaskMgr’ = 0

NOTE: Still having problems? Cannot get it off by yourself?