Do you know what Police-service.net is?
Police-service.net is a website that displays a fake security alert. It functions like a ransomware application, but it does not deny you desktop access. The only thing that this infection affects is your browser. It can affect all main browsers – Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome although it seems that Police-service.net mainly targets Internet Explorer, because it makes it harder to close the application once the fake alert is displayed. However, you should not feel intimidated by the notification on your screen – simply close your browser and proceed with full PC scan.
You need to scan your system in order to determine whether the infection that makes your browser open Police-service.net page is present on your computer, or you simply accessed a corrupted website and thus your browser got locked. It possible to assume that Police-service.net is directly related to Ukash virus applications, because it uses the same notifications as these ransomware programs, and there are even several varieties of the fake alert itself. It changes according to your location.
It means that depending on your computer country of residence, Police-service.net may need to change the “authorities” of the message. In other words, if you are in the United States, then the infection will make it seem as though the message has been sent to you by the FBI. If you reside in Australia, then the message will “belong” to the Australian Federal Police and so on. The scammers behind this fake alert want to make you think that you have violated several laws by having indulged into illegal activity. Check out an extract of the message below:
Your browser has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below. All activities of this computer have been recorded. All your files are encrypted.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committed the crime envisaged by Article 161 of United States of America criminal law.
When you are encountered with such a fake message, you should not panic. Keep in mind, that law enforcement authorities as of yet do not have the power to lock down your browser or your computer. Hence, the message displayed via Police-service.net is absolutely false. The message is displayed in order to push you into spending your money for nothing.
This application wants you to pay a “fine” for something you have not committed. Rather than following the orders of the cyber criminals behind this scam, you need to close your browser right now and then scan your PC with SpyHunter free scanner in search of potential malware infections. Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers are easy to close. When a pop-up box appears, simply click the Leave page button. However, you may need to close Internet Explorer via Task Manager to exit the program.
How to close Internet Explorer
- Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager from drop-down menu.
- Highlight Internet Explorer on Applications tab.
- Click End Task button.
Once you have closed your browser, make sure that there are no dangerous files installed on your computer by scanning the system. Invest in a powerful antimalware tool if need be.
In non-techie terms:
Police-service.net is a malicious domain that displays a fake security notification which locks up your browser. You need to kill the browser process and then scan your computer for any potential threats, because Police-service.net could be related to ransomware.
Aliases: Police service virus.