The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus is categorized as lock screen ransomware that scam and threaten infected computer users to pay a non-existent fine to cybercriminal. This kind of ransomware works alike-blocks you out of the Windows operating system and all the applications on your computer by displaying a full screen fake notification pretending to be from the local authorities and asks for a fine to regain access.
The symptoms of being infected by The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus:
Ⅰ. The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus will block you out of the Windows operating system and all the applications on your computer.
Ⅱ. You get a lock screen notification titled with “Your computer has been blocked” instead whenever you try to boot your computer into Windows operating system or Safe Mode.
Ⅲ. In the fake notification, it claims that illegal online activities have been detected on your computer, so you have to pay a none-existent fine of 300 USD via MoneyPak vouchers within 48 hours to unlock your computer, otherwise you will be accused.
Ⅳ. To make the notification more authentic, it manages to gain access to your webcam and trick the user into thinking they are under surveillance.
Ⅴ. Even you are lucky enough to restart your computer to Safe Mode successfully, you may find that all the restore points are deleted.
Even if it exploits the name and logo of The ICE Cyber Crime Center, you should be aware that the “ICE-The ICE Cyber Crime Center-Your computer has been blocked” message is a scam and this bogus notification has nothing to do with this authority. You should never pay the ransom as it requested, for the cyber criminals will not unlock your computer even you pay the money. On the contrary, this may put your personal information and credit card information at risk.
How Does The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus Infect a Computer?
The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus can infect a computer in various ways. In most instances, it is performed via drive-by download or Trojan horse that are placed on malicious or compromised websites. When you visit such websites, it will be downloaded automatically and then exploits the vulnerabilities in the Windows operating system or the applications on your computer to get itself installed.
Cyber criminals use spam emails to distribute The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus, too. Usually, the infected attachments containing in such emails are the executable program for The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus. The links in such emails leads you to the malicious or compromised websites mentioned above.
If you get this virus, Please use the power button on your computer to shut it down.
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