the “Metropolitan British Police” virus is yet another clone of fake programs that are stealing money from innocent internet users. This Metropolitan British Police ransomware finds some security holes to infect your computer, then it tries to scare you of Metropolitan British Police. It claims to be a legit department of Metropolitan British Police that handles Internet crime cases. You,ll be shown a computer lock down screen on your system that will not allow you to do anything but lets you read a scary message which says:
Your computer has been locked by Metropolitan British Police due to violation of copyright laws.
It alerts you that Metropolitan British Police has traced your IP address and location and they found you have been doing illegal activities on your PC such as watching child porn, downloading pirated content, etc. Now it will ask you to pay a fine of 100 USD (or sometimes $ 300) to unlcok your computer.
Please do not send any fine/money to Metropolitan British Police on the Internet. It is a scam that dose not belong to real Police of Britain. You are advised to uninstall the “Metropolitan British Police” software from your computer and make your system secure.
Symptoms and risks of being hijacked by Metropolitan British Police ransomware
- This malware enters into your computer without your knowledge
- It corrupts registry, blocks certain softwares and utilities
- It pretends to be a Cyber department of Police
- Warns you of illegal activities, it says you have been violating copyright and other related laws
- It blocks you from doing anything with your computer, puts a fake ransom warning on desktop and makes computer unusable
- It scares you with fake notices and demands you to pay a fine by sending money via ukash or paysafecard etc
Is your computer locked by Metropolitan British Police scam? get rid manually:
Please note: Manual removal may cause damages to your system if you do any mistake. Use this method only if you understand what you are about to do.
Stop malicious process:
Open Task Manager and delete;
Remove Metropolitan British Police registry settings:
Open REGEDIT from RUN in the Start menu and find keys associated with this malware.
Delete Metropolitan British Police files and folders:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Metropolitan British Police virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
Malware Bytes antimalware