Computer is locked due to the stupid West Yorkshire Police Virus which asks for £100? Don’t trust it! This ransomware should be eliminated as soon as possible.
West Yorkshire Police Virus Description:
West Yorkshire Police is another newly-released ransomware that is able to infect computer users from all over the world. Just like its notorious predecessor called metropolitan police virus, it also promotes mostly through the use of Trojans, fake online anti-malware scanners, malicious websites, and ads, entering your system secretly without your awareness. Once infected, the nasty virus will lock your computer on startup rapidly saying you’ve been accessing sites involving illegal activity and have to pay a fine (£100) to unlock your PC. Otherwise, you may take the risk of losing your precious data. Worse still, you can’t get rid of this fake warning even in safe mode as this pesky virus has already modified the computer setting as soon as it is on board, letting itself escape from all kinds of security tools and launch every time when Windows is started. In a word, when West Yorkshire Police shows up on your screen, you should never trust it since this is just a scare tactic for the criminals to scare you in order to lure you to pay the fine. No one can make sure after paying £100, your computer will be safe, but you will absolutely lose your money. Therefore, do not believe any words it says and do not pay any money for this hoax, you must take measure to remove West Yorkshire Police from your PC for good.
West Yorkshire Police Version of Met Police Virus
West Yorkshire virus is terrible:
- It is a fake alert that poses a huge risk for an infected machine because of its fraudulent expectation is to steal unaware users’ money.
- It can block Antivirus program and access targeted computer without any permission.
- It can start up automatically and lock your computer immediately once installed.
- It can come bundled with other Trojans which is able to collect user’s online account, password information or even system information and finally send them to a predefined remote IP address.
- It just shows fake alerts in order to trick users so as to rip off their money.
Why antivirus can help to catch this virus? If I replace another Antivirus, does it help?
No. Many users may be curious that why West Yorkshire Virus can escape from being detected by the Antivirus they have downloaded, also they may still try to look for a better one which can let this virus away permanently. Unfortunately, they get nothing helpful. The reason is that there is no Antivirus can remove this virus completely at this moment. As we all know that antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, this type of virus is tricky, it can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal. Therefore, if you want to remove West YorkshireVirus completely, manual guide is suitable. However, careful users may notice that all the infected files or registry entries from different sites are always different. This ransomware can root its related files in the same directory with random names to prevent antivirus detection and add more difficulty to manual removal. Therefore, it will be difficult if you have not enough experience removing a virus before. You can watch the following video for reference in order to remove this dangerous virus.
West Yorkshire Police Virus Removal Guides:
1. Restart the computer to Safe mode with networking by restarting your computer, hit F8 key constantly before Windows launches.
Attention: If the popup still comes up, try to access “Safe mode with Command Prompt”. Type “msconfig” and press enter. In system configuration window, you need to disable all the start up items first.
2. Select Safe mode with Networking and hit Enter key.
3. Use manual way to completely get rid of it quicklyby removing all the infected registry entries and files.
West Yorkshire Police Manual Removal Guide is as Similar as Metropolitan Police Virus. Here is the Video Removal Guide For Reference:
Note: Be caution because if you delete the things you are not sure, it may result in performance problems, registry errors as well as instability issues. Maybe you can benefit from the following solution to get rid of West Yorkshire Police Virus to unlock your computer.