There are so many computers have been infected by PCEU Virus in last year. It is our honour today to invite the PC security experts from YooSecurity to guide you how to remove the PCEU Virus manually and safely. If your computer has been blocked by the PCEU Virus, you should read this post very carefully and follow the instructions as below to remove the PCEU Virus. You also can learn more tips about how to remove other PC threats from the YooSecurity Blog.
The full name of PCEU Virus is Police Central E-Crime Unit virus which is designed by the hacker. The only purpose of the Police Central E-Crime Unit is to steal your money. If PCEU virus enters the computer, it made some changes on the system causing the desktop to display a fake warning. It states that authorities have suspended the PC due to illegal online activities. The warning message will give you two options to pay the fine. It states that you can do it either paying through Ukash or through Paysafecard. Normally, PCEU Virus will infect your PC system sneakly when you visiting the website, downloading files and opening unknown attachments. Generally speaking, the virus has been created for a fines collecting from innocent PC users. The alert seems to be trustworthy as it is in a name of authority to trick you off. It keeps convincing you to follow the instructions of payment to complete the fine through Ukash system. If you send them the money you will never regain the fine and of course will not release your computer from the blocking. You should know that paying this so-called fine is not a solution as your money will reach computer hackers but your problem will not be solved. The only way to save your computer is to remove the PCEU Virus immediately. Don’t trust anything on the warning message from the fake Police Central E-Crime Unit.
The whole warning message:
“Specialist Crime Directorate
Police Central e-crime Unit
Attention!!! This operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom! Following violations were detected:
Your IP address is [your IP]. This IP address was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia and child abuse. Your computer also contains video files with pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography! Spam-messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer.
To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of £ 100.
You could pay the forfeit in two ways:
1) Paying through Ukash:
To do this, you should enter the 19 digits code in the payment form and press OK (if you have several codes, enter them one after the other and press OK).
If an error occurs, send the codes to address email@example.com.
2) Paying through Paysafecard:
To do this, you should enter the 16 digits resulting code (if necessary with a password) in the payment form and press OK (if you have several codes, enter them one after the other and press OK).
If an error occurs, send the codes to address firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Remove the Police Central E-Crime Unit virus Immediately
1. Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
b. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears.
Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
c. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.
2. Terminate all the processes of Police Central E-Crime Unit virus.
a. Enter the “Task Manager” by pressing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete
b. Highlight the processes of Police Central E-Crime Unit virus, and then click the “end” option to close them.
3. Remove all registry entries of the virus file.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures
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