The message titled as “Attention! For security reasons Windows has been blocked” is a new ransomware infection that strikes various computers all over the world. Designed in poor English, this virus program represents quite scary information for the users of attacked PCs. In particular, this program tells that users were noticed to watch illegal information over the Internet resulting in malware attacks that actually locked their computers. Then the program tells that users must purchase certain update for the security of their computers in order to unlock the system and to protect their PC from future virus aggressions. The payment for the update makes up 50 Euros, according to this malware program. Scared users are instructed by the ransomware developers to purchase the PIN codes of Ukash or Paysafecard payment systems and to indicate them in the respective field in order to unlock their computer. Below please find what exactly the virus accuses users of.
For security reasons, Windows has been blocked
The reason may be visiting pornographic websites and malware.
The computer system is in critical condition, because of this system can lose all your documents and files to prevent this, you will need to download additional updates to the system of security.
This update is paid, the update will protect your system from viruses and malware, your system stabilized the windows and avoid data loss. When you reinstall the operating system windows all your data will be lost. This is not recovered.
Then the virus instructs users to effect the payment supposedly in order to purchase the necessary downloadable update to their PC security system. It instructs them to effect the payment using Paysafecard or Ukash payment methods and to indicate the necessary PIN-Codes of these payment systems in the relevant spaces.
Select the method of payment.
Your computer system will be restored soon, to do this you need to find a check in the amount not less than EUR 50 Ukash or Paysafecard. They can be purchased at any gas station, newsstand, or any exchange or electronic currencies in your city. Immediately after entering data Ukash or Paysafecard your computer system will be upgraded and made a backup of all your data all the Trojans and viruses are removed.
These messages that you see on your desktop are fabricated by hackers in order to earn money with unfair methods that include tricking, fooling, deceiving users and scaring them into sharing their funds with malware developers. Do not ever make the payment for these fake updates. There is no any guarantee that by doing so the locked status would be removed from your computer. You must remove this ransomware infection from your system immediately because it does not allow you to do anything with your PC. In order to unlock your system please follow the ransomware removal steps described below.
Ransomware removal sequence of steps:
- Reboot your PC into safe mode with networking.
- Download, install, update and run security software recommended in the right sidebar of this site.
- Remove all infected items detected by it.
- Reboot your computer.
- It is recommended that you afterwards install the powerful anti-virus with real-time protection option to secure your PC from further malware aggressions.
If this solution didn’t help you (for example, your computer is locked even in safe mode with networking) please try to follow other similar ransomware removal guides quoted below: