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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

How to Unlock Your Computer From Homeland Security Virus?

Basic Information of Homeland Security Virus

Name: Homeland Security Virus

Type: Ransomware

Risk level:high/severe

Vulnerable browser:IE explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc.

Targeted OS: win xp, win7, win vista, win8

Route of transmission: spam email, infected website, software package, shared file and so on.

Learn More About Homeland Security Virus

Homeland Security Virus is a notorious ransomware frequently appearing on the Trojans and hacked websites. It often watches its chance to enter a computer as an attachment to a third party without user’s consent. Once enters successfully, it invades your system, modifies windows registry, and then places a fake lock on your computer. Meanwhile, it displays an alert to take over your screen and states that your computer has been locked by Homeland Security Virus due to the violation such as distribution of pornography or spam email, material copyright and something like that. It also claims that you need to pay $300 or more to unlock your computer within 48 or 72 hours; otherwise, you may be put in prison.

As it uses the name of USA Department of Homeland Security, you are likely to be convinced that you are locked by referred security department. Under the circumstance that Homeland Security Virus blocks all access to your Windows via modifying system files and placing a fake lock on your desktop, you cannot do anything with your computer. In this case, we recommend you to be calm and do not pay any penny for such malicious ransomware. Facts proved that with the transmission of Homeland Security Virus from America to other countries, lots of people all over the world have been blackmailed by the ransomware successfully, and even they paid for the fine penalty, they were still locked out of their computer. Once infected by Homeland Security Virus, you just need to uninstall this fake program without hesitation.

What Malicious Actions Will Homeland Security Virus Perform?

1. Homeland Security Virus will seriously disorder your system by modifying system files and data;
2. Homeland Security Virus will lock your computer and threaten you to pay a fine for unlocking;
3. Homeland Security Virus will bring along other threats and install backdoors cyber criminals behind it;
4. Homeland Security Virus will execute commands on your computer without asking any permission;
5. Homeland Security Virus will turn off your antivirus programs and open door for other malware.

Steps to Unlock Your Computer from Homeland Security Virus

Solution A: Remove Homeland Security Virus Manually

Solution B: Remove Homeland Security Virus Automatically with SpyHunter

Solution A: Remove Homeland Security Virus Manually

Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking Keep pressing F8 until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then use arrow key to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.

1) Use windows Task Manager to end all Homeland Security Virus running processes.
Press CTRL+ALT+DLE or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC to launch Task Manager.

2) Go to the Start and click on “Search program and files”, search for Homeland Security Virus and remove.

3) Go to the Register Editor, then find and delete all files created by Homeland Security Virus.
Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box to search.

If you don't have sufficient skills to do the manual removal by yourself, please feel free to download the most popular malware remover to automatically scan your PC and delete the unwanted program. 

Solution B: Remove Homeland Security Virus Automatically with SpyHunter

1) Click the icon below to download  SpyHunter automatically   

2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter spyhunter run
 spyhunter setup

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3) Run SpyHunter to detect 
Homeland Security Virus

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, remove all detected items after scanning.
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Hope the manual tips will be helpful for you to rid Homeland Security Virus. If the manual removal process is kinda complicated for you, you could directly download the best Homeland Security Virus remover to get the issue fixed with efficiency.