Ukash stands for electronic cash and a global e-commerce company headquartered in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Being grounded on a prepaid system approach, Ukash allows people to spend cash online by means of indication of a special 19-digit code. Ukash can be obtained at various retail points around the globe and through the company’s website. This electronic money is nowadays widely used to pay online or loaded on to a prepaid card. The 19-digit codes of Ukash are called and often referred to as Ukash vouchers. Regretfully, hackers use this decent and well-known company and its great services in order to steal money from unwary users by means of scaring and deceiving them. In particular, the online fraudsters often use Ukash services as a platform for stealing funds by means of ransomware applications (viruses). Below please find how this all works in reality.
Once the ransomware application developed by online fraudsters is successfully developed and launched by hackers into the cyber world, there is a chance that it will reach the destination and thus will be implanted into certain infected computer. This happens due to absence of security software installed on the infected PC, or due to poor anti-malware protection rendered by available antivirus software on the infected machine. Thus, the virus of ransomware family gets installed and then locks the entire desktop of the infected PC, without giving users a chance to do anything with them. Rebooting the PC doesn't help. No matter how many times one restarts the computer the locked status will prevail. The ransomware program uses the special way of scaring users. It displays the scary warning about user supposedly committing some crimes over the Internet. Surely, this is not the case, but some people are so scared with this horrifying alert that they believe this could be done by some of their relatives or friends. The locker often presents itself as some police warning, and this becomes even more scary for those people who don't know that this is not a real police notification. The ransomware infection is now very localized, this means that the fake police (ransomware) warning has different language and even GUI (depending on the target country). Then hackers instruct users to pay the fine for committing crimes users haven't ever committed. The amount of the fine (forfeit or penalty) is quite a large amount of money, and hackers offer users to pay this money via Ukash. This is why so many people speak of ransomware as Ukash virus, but this is not so at all. Ukash, as we've mentioned already, is a good and legitimate, well-known company that has nothing to do with spreading of this malware (ransomware). This is why you must not be scared with any of fake police warnings (ransomwares). Instead, you should follow the proper guidelines that will tell you how exactly to get rid of this virus.
If your PC has been infected with one of the examples of ransomware viruses (Ukash viruses) then you must seek assistance at this site - http://trojan-killer.net/category/ransomware/. This is a good resource that explains how exactly to delete various types of ransomware infections. Good luck!