New Zealand Police virus is another hazardous Android ransomware that mainly attacks PC & Android users who are living in New Zealand. To get the common knowledge of New Zealand Police, it is a dangerous Ukash Android scam which will lock target machine with a bogus notification under the guise of ICSPA (abbr. International Cyber Security Protection Alliance), claiming that your computer or Android system has been locked due to your illegal behaviors involved with the distribution of pornographic material, spam and copyrighted content. The only way to release your locked computer and Android device is to pay fine of 100 NZD to the New Zealand Police organization. However, we should keep cautious against such kind of fictive message and need to remove New Zealand Police Android virus obviously to avoid any unwanted damage.
Having the similar properties as other ransomware like ICE Cyber Crime Center virus, FBI Cybercrime Division virus, New Zealand Police virus is capable of permeating a target machine secretly while duplicating its files with an unimaginable speed. Once being installed successfully, it will copy its malicious files to your hard disk and create new start up key with the name of New Zealand Police and values. In this case, it will be able to run automatically whenever you start your compromised machine, and then display the fake alert while lock your machine unfortunately. Some innocent victims have no idea about how to get rid of such situation and even aim to pay fine to get back their locked computers. As we have mentioned before, New Zealand Police is just a nasty ransom virus which created by cyber criminals who make to damage target computer and get benefits from victims. Supposed that you pay for New Zealand Police virus, it would still glue on your machine without any doubts. What’s worse, it could download and install extra Trojans, worms or browser hijack virus into your poor PC which will bring more troubles to you. Hence, to avoid any unwanted damage or loss, we should try our best to remove New Zealand Police virus as fast as we can. However, New Zealand Police virus may has disabled your antivirus programs before you try to remove it with auto removal. If this is the case, you may consider the effective manual remove to eradicate New Zealand Police effectively.
1. Restart your infected PC to safe mode with networking.
Before performing the manual removal of New Zealand Police virus, reboot your computer into “safe mode with networking” by constantly tapping F8 key before Windows is launched.
1) Press Ctrl+Alt+Del while the PC is starting up.
2) Press Shift key and click ‘shut down’ icon, then click restart
3) Then you can see ‘Choose An Option’. Choose ‘Troubleshoot’
4) Choose ‘Advance Options’
5) Choose ‘Startup settings’
6) Choose ‘Restart’
7) Then choose ‘Enable Safe Mode with Networking’
2. Open Task Manager and end all the malicious processes created by New Zealand Police. ( Methods to open Task Manager: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC or Press the Start button->click on the Run option->Type in taskmgr and press OK.)
3. Go to Regitry Editor and delete malicious registry entries related to New Zealand Police:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\ New Zealand Police
4. Search and Remove malicious files of New Zealand Police:
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].exe
%Documents and Settings%\All Users\Application Data\[random]\[random].mof
It is true that a legit antivirus can protect your computer and Android Phone from virus sometime. But if your computer or Android system is compromised by New Zealand Police Android Lock virus, it is difficult to remove the virus thoroughly via antivirus. New Zealand Police Android virus is very stubborn that it can escape the antivirus and perform its malicious actions without any prevention. Unfortunately there is not a universal tool that can remove New Zealand Police Android infection completely so far. None of antivirus software or anti-spyware program can remove this latest infection alone because it seems that the virus creators has learn all kinds of security software well and they know how to make the virus infections escape the dumb pre-defined security software obviously. So you should not rely on the antivirus when you computer or Android device is infected with virus, and manual removal is an effective way to get rid of the Android virus completely.
Though manual removal is the helpful way to get rid of New Zealand Police Android virus, if you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system permanently. If you are not very good at computer, you are recommended to ask help from an online professional expert to avoid false operation of crashing your computer or from some friends who are very familiar with manual virus removal.