The Ukash Virus

I can’t believe what’s out there on computers these days.  There are so many viruses!  Now, most people are rather savvy and know a virus when they see it and they don’t generally fall for phishing scams.  However, unfortunately there are some people out there who do not know better, especially the elderly.

One of the more insidious viruses to surface in recent years it the Ukash virus. Known by a variety of names, it is commonly called the FBI virus in the United States. The virus works by locking the computer’s screen and informing the computer user that a fine must be paid in order for the computer to be reactivated. Doing so not only rewards the virus distributors, it also makes it possible for the perpetrators to obtain sensitive date from the victim’s computer. Ukash virus removal can be problematic, but it can be accomplished.

Because the virus is quite complex, not many people are truly skilled at taking all the steps necessary to remove ukash virus symptoms. Many sites provide cursory advice on how to remove ukash virus symptoms, but many of the methods leave traces that allow the virus to regenerate itself. The end result is another fight with a frozen screen at a later date. For those who are not adept at dealing with this type of computer issue, consulting a professional who is experienced in how to remove virus called ukash might be in order. However, that is simply not convenient in many instances. Using a program like Spyhunter 4 has proven to be successful for many people, and that type of program generally removes all traces of the virus.

Knowing how to get rid of ukash virus symptoms by using a software solution is the first step. Next, the computer user must get past the frozen screen. Users can do so by rebooting the computer and using the computer’s Safe Mode function and downloading the desired software from that point. The exact instructions will vary according to the operating system installed on the infected computer, so having a manual available is advised if you are uncertain of how your specific operating system works.

The software provider will provide specific instructions on how to get rid of ukash virus traces from the infected computer. While the virus can be incredibly difficult to eradicate, it is possible to remove ukash virus traces from any computer. Although professional help is recommended for individuals unfamiliar with removing software from a computer, using a program like Spyhunter 4 will work well for most computer users.

Horse Racing Legislations

Horse racing is still rife with crime I’m afraid.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes – the corruption, the greed.  It’s turned good men bad.  I know the FBI is involved, but even sometimes the local governments get their hands caught in the cookie jar.

Like many other FBI probes of legislative corruption, this one focused on expanded opportunities for gambling. The Bluegrass State already has parimutuel wagering; this investigation focused on a new development in the horse industry–betting on races televised from other tracks and the profits to be made from such “intertrack” wagering.

Kentucky was reluctant to embrace the idea, fearing that more televised races would mean fewer live races and less demand for horses produced by the state’s famous thoroughbred industry. Yet the state’s eight race tracks could not ignore the popularity of intertrack wagering, particularly as their handle was threatened by the state lottery started in 1989.

The General Assembly wrote the rules for intertrack wagering. Within the legislature, racing legislation is handled by the Business Organizations and Professions (BOI,) committees. The FBI named its probe Operation BOPTROT for the committees and the trotting races of harness horses.

* Representative Jerry Bronger of Louisville, who chaired the House BOP Committee after McBee lost his seat, pleaded guilty to taking $2,000 in bribes.

* Senator David LeMaster, who chaired the Senate BOP Committee, was charged in May 1993 with extortion, allegedly taking $6,000 in bribes from Spurrier. LeMaster, who announced his resignation the day after he was indicted, denies the charges and is awaiting trial.

* Blandford, who was found guilty of taking $1,500 in payoffs, three payments of $500 each from McBee.

Cross, Al, and Tom Loftus. “Lies, bribes and videotape.” State Legislatures 19.7 (1993): 42+.


That’s from an older article, but I wanted to post that to make a point at how it has always been so widespread and difficult to crack down upon.

As for myself, there’s nothing better than the races; a gin and tonic in my hand, and the program in the other.

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