The Malta Police Force MPF is a variation of the Ukash virus that infected millions of windows based computers in the republic of Malta. This malicious application is categorized as a ransomware virus that locks the infected computer completely and you are only able to see a pop-up message in which you will be asked to pay a $200 fine as you are allegedly involved in the illegal activities. You will be asked to pay the fine amount through PaySafeCard to regain the access of the system. This tricky virus is designed in a way that it looks like a legitimate notification that is issued by the local police authorities, but in reality this is nothing more than a virus that is developed to trap the innocent computer users. If you pay the money, you will not only lose the amount, but more dangerously you will transfer all your personal and financial information to these notorious hackers who use it for the fraudulent purposes.

The Manual Removal of Malta Police Force MPF

Once this virus is discovered on your system, you objective is to remove this threat without wasting a single minute. The manual removal is available but the chances of the success of manual removal strongly depend on the experience of the user to deal with these complicated infections. The steps involved in the manual removal process are described below:-

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

Restart the infected computer and get the access of the boot options menu by using the F8 key repeatedly. Select the safe mode option and press the enter key to operate the machine in the safe mode.

End the Malicious Processes

Access the windows task manager by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Select the processes tab once the task manager window is accessed to see the list of running processes in the background. End the following associated processes of the Malta Police Force MPF:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Remove the Associated Data

Once you have completed the removal of processes, you have to get rid of the associated data of this virus. In this regard, you are required to remove the following files from the system files folder :-

  • %Desktopdir%\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus.lnk
  • %Programs%\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

Access the registry editor through RegEdit command that can be Run through the Start menu. Once the registry editor is accessed, you have to remove the following modifications made by the Malta Police Force MPF and close the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus\DisplayName Malta Police Force (MPF) Ukash Virus
How to Remove Malta Police Force MPF?

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