The Ice Cyber Crime Center virus is a screen locker that is associated with the Reveton Ransomware family. Once it has compromised a computer, it displays a lock screen that states "You Computer Has Been Blocked". And that "An attempt to unlock the computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system". And just like other screen lockers it mentions that you must pay a fine of $300.00 within 48 hours to regain control of the computer that it has locked down. The Ice Cyber Crime Center ransomware may also attempt to capture a photo of you by utilizing any installed webcams. It will display the captured photo on the locked computer screen along with the various threats of your prosecution in the hopes of scaring you into paying the bogus $300.00 fine through MoneyPak.
The lock screen text of the Ice Cyber Crime Center Ransomware Includes:
The ICE Cyber Crime Center
Your computer has been blocked
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity.
Possible violations are described below:
Article -174. Copyright
Imprisonment for the term of up to 2-5 years
(The use or sharing of copyrighted files). A fine from 18,000 up to 23,000 USD
Article - 183. Pornography
Imprisonment for the term of up to 2-3 years
(The use of distribution of pornographic files). A fine from 18,000 up to 25,000 USD
Article - 184. Pornography involving children (under 18 years)
Imprisonment for the term of up to 10-15 years
(The use or distribution of pornographic files). A fine from 20,000 up to 40,000 USD
Article - 104. Promoting Terrorism
Imprisonment for the term of up to 25 years without appeal
(Visiting the websites of terrorist groups). A fine from 35,000 up to 45,000 USD
Article - 68. The distribution of virus programs
Imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years
(The development or distribution of virus programs, which have caused harm to other computers). A fine from 15,000 to 28,000 USD
To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300 USD.
An attempt to unlock this computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.
It's all fake, so ignore it.
To remove this ransomware screenlocker, you'll need to download a few utilities onto a clean computer and then transfer them to the computer that has been compromised by the Ice Cyber Crime Center virus. And those utilities include:
Afterwards, reboot the computer normally and check for any indications of the screen locker. You should be clear of the virus at this point, but if it stills appears, try the technique listed below to remedy your infection.
At this point your computer should be clean, but if it isn't you'll probably need to contact a professional virus removal specialist to resolve your computer virus issue.
Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer. There are several variations of each particular virus in the wild . And the procedure listed above may not be adequate for the specific version of the virus that your computer has been compromised by.
If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.