Imagine being locked out of your computer,
being told you have done illegal activities and
need to pay fine to the NZ Police. Scary!! A lot
of computers are coming to our workshop with
a NZ Police warning blocking the use of their
system. This is called Ransomware.
What Ransomware does is it holds you and
your computer to ransom, stating that you have
downloaded illegal content i.e. music or movies
and the Police had prevented this computer
from being used unless you paid $$$ via a
credit card. (NEVER PAY THIS FEE!) Of course
this is a hoax virus, its design is to confuse
and attempt to trick you into paying. This new
infection is spreading on the internet and is
finding its way on to many computers. From
what we understand the infection comes from
questionable, malicious web sites or emails with
So what can you do to prevent this from
happening to you?
1) Make sure your virus protection is up to date
and of good quality (i.e. our award winning
NOD 32 Antivirus)
2) Install your Windows updates, securing your
computer from exploited openings.
3) Keep away from malicious sites.
I.e. illegal downloading content sites
4) Always exercise caution with email
attachments. (If it's too good to be true
don't open it)
Our qualified technicians have all the tools and
knowledge to remove this virus so if you are in a
bad way come talk to us. For more information
on ransom-ware and NOD32 Antivirus go to http://goo.gl/gwKUU or see a technician in-store.