Remove Politia Romana virus (Uninstall Guide)

The Politia Romana Ukash Ransom is a computer virus, which will display a bogus notification, that pretends to be from Romanian police and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content.
The Politia Romana virus will lock you out of your computer and applications, so whenever you’ll try to log on into your Windows operating system, it will display instead a lock screen asking you to pay 300 RON  in the form of a Ukash or PaySafeCard code.
Furthermore, to make its alert seem more authentic, this virus also has the ability to access your installed webcam ,so that the bogus Politia Romana notification shows what is happening in the room.
If your computer is infected with Politia Romana virus,then you are seeing this screens:

The Politia Romana Ukash virus is a scam and you should ignore any alert that this malicious software might generate and remove this trojan ransomware from your computer.
Under no circumstance should you send any money to this cyber criminals,as this could lead to identity theft,and if you have, you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charge stating that the program is a scam and a computer virus.

Politia Romana Virus Removal Guide

This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove the Politia Romana infection from your your computer. Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
The Politia Romana will start automatically when you login to your computer and display its screenlocker so that you are unable to access your computer, therefore we will need to remove this infection by using any of the below methods:
OPTION 1: Remove Politia Romana lock screen virus with System Restore
OPTION 2: Remove Politia Romana virus with with HitmanPro Kickstart
OPTION 3: Remove Politia Romana virus with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

OPTION 1: Remove Politia Romana lock screen virus with System Restore

System Restore helps you restore your computer’s system files to an earlier point in time. It’s a way to undo system changes to your computer without affecting your personal files, such as e‑mail, documents, or photos.
Because the Politia Romana virus will not allow you to start the computer in Windows regular mode, we will need to start System Restore from the Safe Mode with Command Prompt mode.

STEP 1: Restore Windows to a previous state using System Restore

  1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. To do this, turn your computer off and then back on and immediately when you see anything on the screen, start tapping the F8 key on your keyboard.
    [Image: F8 key]
    If you are using Windows 8, the trick is to hold the Shift button and gently tap the F8 key repeatedly, this will sometimes boot you into the new advanced “recovery mode”, where you can choose to see advanced repair options. On the next screen, you will need to click on the Troubleshoot option, then select Advanced Options and select Windows Startup Settings. Click on the Restart button, and you should now be able to see the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  2. Using the arrow keys on your keyboard, select Safe Mode with Command Prompt and press Enter on your keyboard.
    [Image: Starting computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt]
  3. At the command prompt, type rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
    [Image: Start System Restore to remove lock screen virus]
    Alternatively, if you are using Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can type: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe , and press Enter. And if you are a Windows XP user, type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, then press Enter.
  4. System Restore should start, and you will display also a list of restore points. Try using a restore point created just before the date and time the Politia Romana lock screen virus has infected your computer.
    [Image: Restore settings to remove ransomware]
  5. When System Restore has completed its task, start your computer in Windows regular mode, and perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro, as seen in the next step.

STEP 2: Remove Politia Romana malicious files with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free

  1. You can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free from the below link, then double-click on the icon named mbam-setup.exe to install this program.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK(This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process, then at the last screen click on the Finish button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware final installation screen]
  3. On the Scanner tab, select Perform quick scan, and then click on the Scan button to start searching for the Politia Romana malicious files.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan]
  4. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for Politia Romana virus as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scanning for Politia Romana
  5. When the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan has finished, click on the Show Results button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware scan results]
  6. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the computer infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked), then click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Anti-Malwar removing

STEP 3: Double-check for the Politia Romana virus with HitmanPro

  1. You can download HitmanPro from the below link:
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a web page from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or HitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows). When the program starts you will be presented with the start screen as shown below.
    HitmanPro scanner
    Click on the Next button, to install HitmanPro on your computer.
    HitmanPro installation
  3. HitmanPro will now begin to scan your computer for Politia Romana malicious files.
    HitmanPro detecting for Politia Romana virus
  4. When it has finished it will display a list of all the malware that the program found as shown in the image below. Click on the Next button, to remove Politia Romana virus.
    HitmanPro scan results
  5. Click on the Activate free license button to begin the free 30 days trial, and remove all the malicious files from your computer.
    [Image: HitmanPro 30 days activation button]

OPTION 2: Remove Politia Romana virus with with HitmanPro Kickstart

If you cannot start your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt mode, we can use the HitmanPro Kickstart program to bypass Politia Romana lock screen.
As the Politia Romana ransomware infection locks you out of your computer, you will need to create a bootable USB drive that contains the HitmanPro Kickstart program.
We will then boot your computer using this bootable USB drive and use it to clean the infection so that you are able to access Windows normally again.
You will also need a USB drive, which will have all of its data erased and will then be formatted. Therefore, only use a USB drive that does not contain any important data.

  1. Using a “clean” (non-infected) computer, please download HitmanPro Kickstart from the below link.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new web page from where you can download HitmanPro Kickstart)
  2. Once HitmanPro has been downloaded, please insert the USB flash drive that you would like to erase and use for the installation of HitmanPro Kickstart. Then double-click on the file named HitmanPro.exe (for 32-bit versions of Windows) or HitmanPro_x64.exe (for 64-bit versions of Windows).
    To create a bootable HitmanPro USB drive, please follow the instructions from this video:
  3. Now, remove the HitmanPro Kickstart USB drive and insert it into the Politia Romana infected computer.
  4. Once you have inserted the HitmanPro Kickstart USB drive, turn off the infected computer and then turn it on. As soon as you power it on, look for text on the screen that tells you how to access the boot menu.
    [Image: Windows Boot Menu screens]
    The keys that are commonly associated with enabling the boot menu are F10, F11 or F12.
  5. Once you determine the proper key (usually the F11 key) that you need to press to access the Boot Menu, restart your computer again and start immediately tapping that key. Next, please perform a scan with HitmanPro Kickstart as shown in the video below.
  6. HitmanPro will now reboot your computer and Windows should start normally. Then please Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro, and scan your computer for any left over infections.

OPTION 3: Remove Politia Romana virus with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

If any of the above methods did not clean your infected computer, we can use a Kaspersky Rescue Disk Bootable to clean the Windows registry and to perform a system scan to remove the Politia Romana virus.
To create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk, we will need the following items:

  • A clean (non-infected) computer with Internet access
  • A blank DVD or CD
  • A computer with a DVD or CD burner

STEP 1: Download and create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk CD

  1. You can download Kaspersky Rescue Disk utility from link below:
    KASPERSKY RESCUE DISK DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will automatically download Kaspersky Rescue Disk (kav_rescue_10.iso) on your computer.)
  2. To create the bootable rescue disk, we will need to use the ImgBurn program. You can download ImgBurn from the below link, then install this program.
    IMGBURN DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new page from where you can download the ImgBurn program)
  3. Insert your blank DVD or CD in your burner, then start ImgBurn and click on the Write image file to disc button.
  4. Under Source click on the Browse for file button, then navigate to the location where you previously saved the Kaspersky Rescue Disk utility (kav_rescue_10.iso), then click on the Write button.
    [Image: Bootable Kaspersky Rescue CD]
    That’s it, ImgBurn will now begin writing your bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

STEP 2: Start your computer using the Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  1. Once you’ve got the Kasperky Rescue Disk in hand, insert it into the infected computer, and turn off and then turn it on again.
  2. As soon as you power it on, you will see a screen that tells you to press any key to enter the menu, so please tap any key to boot your machine from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
    [Image: Starting infected computer from Kaspersky Rescue Disk]
  3. In the next screen, you will need to chose a language, then you click on Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Graphic Mode and press ENTER, to start the Kaspersky Rescue Disk.[Image: Kaspersky Rescue Disk Graphic Mode screen]

STEP 3: Scan your system with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  1. Within a few short seconds you should see the full working environment, with the Kaspersky Rescue Disk screen front and center as shown below.
    [Image: Kaspersky Rescue Disk scanner]
  2. Switch tabs over to the My Update Center, and then click the Start update button to load the latest anti-virus definitions. Please be patience while this process its completed.
    [Image: Updating Kaspersky Rescue Disk antivirus definitions]
  3. Switch back over to the Objects Scan tab, select the drives you want to scan, and then click the Start Objects Scan button.
    [Image: Kaspersky Rescue Disk scan]
  4. When Kaspersky Antivirus will detect the Politia Romana virus, you’ll be prompted to select an action. When this happens, please select Quarantine or Delete to remove this infection from your computer.
    [Image: Kaspersky Rescue Disk prompt]
  5. When the antivirus scan has completed, you can restart back into Windows regular mode, by clicking on the Kaspersky Start button [Image: Kaspersky Rescue Disk Restart button] (lower left corner), and selecting Restart.
    Once your computer will start in Windows regular more, download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro, and scan your computer for any left over infections.

Your computer should now be free of the Politia Romana infection. If your current anti-virus solution let this infection through, you may want to consider purchasing the PRO version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to protect against these types of threats in the future, and perform regular computer scans with HitmanPro.
If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Politia Romana MoneyPak virus from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.


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  • Stelian Pilici

    E de ajuns, dar eu iti sugerez sa folosesti una dintre metodele din articol, sau poti sa te inregistrezi pe forum si te vor ajuta niste persone care se price cu niste utilitare mult mai avansate….
    Salut si ai grija de tine!:D

  • cobra

    Sunt intr-o situatie neplacuta si am nevoie de ceva ajutor de la cunoscatori.
    M-a lovit “POLITIA ROMANA” desi bietul meu anitivirus (AVAST) m-a atentionat de 3-4 ori sa ies din pagina cu pricina.
    Din pacate, m-am descuract “cu resurse proprii” astfel ca in aces moment, la alegerea user-ului de windows, dupa parola, imi apare un mesaj “windows activation product” care blocheaza sistemul sau ma scoate.
    Am instalat tot ce-am gasit, am urmat toti pasii dar degeaba. Nu pot sa elimin mesajul. E un mesaj aiurea pentruca si daca ii dau sa se activeze – OS-ul e cu licenta – se blocheaza .
    Vreau sa mai adaug ca intru in SAFE MODE cu administrator, user-ul meu a disparut.
    Stie cineva o solutie?


    • Stelian Pilici

      Salut Cobra,
      Ai reusit sa te loghezi in Safe Mode si sa scanezi cu Malwarebytes si HitmanPro??

  • Stelian Pilici

    Salut Johny,
    Ai apasat F11 dupa ce ai pus stick-ul ca sa ii dai boot de pe el??Vezi ca trebuie sa apesi inainte ca sa apara logo.ul de la Windows.
    Daca tot nu merge,o sa trebuiasca sa faci un Kaspersky Rescue CD sau poti sa iti faci un username si sa te ajute baietii de pe forumul nostru.
    Astept raspunsul tau!

  • Grig

    Thank you!
    Very, very usefull!
    I used step 2 – installed and run Malwarebytes.
    Worked OK!
    PS1: @Andrei – in my start-up folder there was the shortcut only. I could delete it but this did not solve the issue. The file in the Temp folder could not be manually deleted. The infection was active only when connected to the Internet.
    PS2: I was lucky I could use the internet connection to look for a solution – I first run the Windows CD Kit (Update action) and then I could use the explorer and internet. Initially, I was infected when using IE8. After the “Update” I used Mozilla I had previously installed in my computer.

  • Andrei

    I did it manually – in fact, the infection inserted an entry in the start-up menu called runctf with the property: C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe C:\DOCUME~1\User\LOCALS~1\Temp\wlsidten.dll,H1N1

    By starting in any way the computer (either in Safe Mode, or even from a bootable floppy disk, in fact in any way that you can get acces to the files) you can navigate to the stat-up folder and delete the entry – this will unblock the desktop. Be careful if you navigate from the windows start menu not to run the runctf entry as this will block again the desktop and you’ll need to restart again.
    After that, restart you computer normally and search in the temp folder of your web-browser the file wlsidten.dll and delete it (or search it with any file search utility).
    The start-up folder is located in the Documents and Settings/User/Start Menu/Programs/Startup.
    You can search in the start-up folder of all users (in the Documents and Settings you’ll find basically a folder for each user of the computer, but also including administrator and All users).
    As a hint – H1N1 is the influenza virus…. so the start-up line tries to call the H1N1 function from the dll file.

  • Attila

    Va sunt foarte recunascator. Multumesc!

  • adrian

    Salute Stelian,
    Foarte tare si simplu
    Mersi frumos

  • Cristi.

    Iti multumesc mult Stelian!M-ai salvat!

    • Marius Ionescu

      Multumesc!Esti super tare!!!! :D