PC Workshop in Warrington had a customer in this evening with the West Yorkshire police virus on his screen, blocking out any icons etc, rendering his laptop useless. Sometimes its a quick fix and others not so, its a case of trying different methods until you get behind it to destroy it and remove the virus.

Just as well he knows what this costs before he leaves his laptop with PC Workshop, happy in the knowledge it will be back with him tomorrow! Without losing all his data or his priceless photos etc.

Take a scenario that one day you turned on your PC and suddenly instead of your normal desktop picture with all your  icons, you get a window stating that your computer is locked by West Yorkshire Police due to your involvement in illegal action online? You need to pay money by Ukash to unlock your computer.
Your first reaction  “What is West Yorkshire Police doing on my laptop??? what shall I do next?

Firstly DON’T attempt any contact or payment

The next step is to contact PC Workshop 01925 713359 we have a wealth of experience dealing with this situation.

How does West Yorkshire Police Virus Enters Windows PC ?
It is one of the common question which strikes in your mind or we get asked, when your computer gets infected with harmful threats like the West Yorkshire Police Sign.
Usually it seems that even though you protect your computer with powerful antivirus programme and an up to date firewall thus considering yourself safe it still somehow finds a way onto your computer. This happens because cyber criminals have created a threat using such techniques that can bypasses your systems security software and create holes in your system for the safe and easy entry of viruses. By means of following mediums it easily penetrates your computer.

1. Visiting malicious websites.
2. Clicking suspicious links.
3. Freeware and shareware downloads
4. Network Drive infections.
5. Opening infected email attachments.
6. Executable code attack.
7. Use of infected removable storage devices.
8. Email from a friend whose email contact list has been hacked into.

Metropolitan / South Yorkshire Police are other ransom ware virus designed by hackers to lock computer screen to earn a ransom/penalty. In order to cheat users easily, the interface of the Police scareware is designed to be very similar to the legal organisations giving you the impression that its a valid statement!
In reality this scam malwares real aim is to steal any of your files and information. Compared to other fake malware, South Yorkshire Police is more aggressive and defensive in nature. Whatever may be source of scareware attack, once it has access to your computer it configures itself to start automatically when system is turned on. Gradually, it takes control over the system and locks your computer so that you cannot perform anything on your syatem.

For computer virus removal, get in touch with the PC Workshop team in Warrington.