What is Homeland Security Virus?
Homeland Security Virus is classified as ransomware as its main goal is to extort money from the computer user. The Virus was developed by the Trojan Urausy and has many similar versions such as FBI Virus, European Law Enforcement Agency Virus, FBI Cybercrime Division Virus and many more. If your system gets infected by Homeland Security Virus you will not be able to access your PC. Instead you will be prompted with a message that suggests that you comitted a crime and now have to pay a fine. Do not follow any instructions provided by the Homeland Security Virus. All of them are false. What you need to do instead is to remove Homeland Security Virus from your computer as soon as possible.
How does Homeland Security Virus work?
There are a few different ways in which your computer may have been infected. First of all, you could have accessed a malicious website and gotten the Virus there. It is also possible that a legitimate website has been hacked and that is how you acquired the Virus. Another way of getting infected is by opening spam e-mails and clicking on links or downloading attachments that they contain. You could also have downloaded the Homeland Security Virus by installing free software from an unreliable source. As you can see, there are many ways of acquiring the Virus therefore it is always better to have a powerful malware prevention tool on your computer.
If you are unlucky enough to get the Homeland Security Virus this is what will happen. The Virus will restrict access to your system and display an alert that may look something like this:
“U.S. Department of Homeland Security
National Cyber Security Division
This computer has been blocked
THE WORK OF YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN SUSPENDED ON THE GROUNDS OF THE VIOLATION OF THE LAW OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA”
The message goes on to state exactly what “crimes” you commited which usually have to do with downloading music, movies, tv shows, etc. and even states that you may be imprisoned for your illegal actions. But, luckily, if you pay the fine all chrages will be dropped. The whole thing is nothing but a scam to get your money. There is no government facility collects that fines using online payment transfer such as MoneyPak. Do not be persuaded by the scare tactics of the cyber criminals and remove Homeland Security Virus as soon as you can.
How to remove Homeland Security Virus?
The manual removal of Homeland Security Virus is not an easy task. It requires advanced computer knowledge and even then you can not be sure that all of the components of the Virus are eliminated. In order to permanently delete the Homeland Security Virus you will have to download a powerful spyware removal tool such as SpyHunter. It will eliminate Homeland Security Virus or any other threat that may be on your PC. It will also protect it from future infections. The instructions below provide you with the steps you need to take in order to download SpyHunter.
Homeland Security Virus removal