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Computer blocked by Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Virus-How to Remove

A screen locker states that your computer has been blocked and a fine of CAD $ 100 is required to be paid using Ukash voucher within 48 hours in order to unlock the computer? If such a thing perplexes or troubles you now,  be alerted that it is a computer virus, categorized as ransomware, and read more to get rid of it as instructed step by step in this article.

 

Table of Contents

 

  •  I. What is Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Virus?
  • II. How Did I Get Infected with Canadian Association of Chief of Police Interpol virus?
  • III.Symptoms of Having Canadian Association of Chief of Police Interpol Virus
  • IV. How to Remove Canadian Association of Chief of Police Interpol Virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)
    • > Option 1- Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore
    • > Option 2- Remove Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk

     

 

I. What is Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Virus?

 

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol virus is a computer virus, targeting Windows users in Canadian. It is categorized as ransomware, also called lock screen virus, screen locker, etc. Once it settled, this infection will totally take control of the compromised computer system and display a full screen warning that says your computer has been blocked for some safety reasons like your computer is involved in illegal online activities and so you need to pay a fine of CAD $100 to unlock the machine. The warning alert is attempting to pretend it from the local authorities like Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Ministry of Public Safety Canada, Interpol by bearing the authoritative background and icon. That may seem scary but it is fake and just scam. Be alerted about this and never ever pay the money to those cyber criminals.

The Lock Screen of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol virus

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You may notice that there are so many logos of Interpol, and this is a Interpol virus targeting at Canadians. Other Interpol ransomware infections can also spread in countries of America and  Europe with localized strategies. You should be aware of this and take care.

 

II. How Did I Get Infected with Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Virus?

 

There are several means that the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol virus can be distributed.  It may infiltrate through malicious websites, websites that been compromised or hacked and use trojans to exploit system vulnerabilities to lock the system and do its tricks.

Like many other ransomware, it can also be distributed via spam e-mails which contain malicious websites or links. Often these emails will spam out with forged header information, tricking you into believing that it is from a shipping company like DHL or FedEx. The email tells you that they tried to deliver a package to you, but failed for some reason. Sometimes the mails claim to be notifications of a shipment you have made. Either way, you can’t resist being curious as to what the email is referring to – and open the attached file (or click on a link embedded inside the email). And with that, you will get your computer blocked by Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police.

This threat can be also downloaded manually when the user is tricked into thinking that they are installing something useful, for instance a bogus update for Adobe Flash Player or some other software.

Apart from that, this ransomware can be also prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing websites and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software.

 

Precautions

 

  • 1. Keep both your system and installed programs up to date.
  •  2. Be careful when surfing online. You’d better stay on the safe side by turning on the security features of web browser when surfing online. See detailed instructions to turn on security features of IE, Firefox and Chrome.
  • 3. Take proper precautions when opening a unfamiliar email or an attachments, or clicking on a suspicious link.
  • 4. Whatsoever, the best bet for computer protection is still trustful security programs like antivirus, antimalware like Anvi Smart Defender (download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html), and firewall.

 

 

III. Symptoms of Having Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Infection

 

  1. Once infected, the machine will be blocked and there will appear a full screen alert that claims that your computer has been blocked due to some reasons of law violations and thus a fine is required to pay through Ukash voucher. This will almost happen every time you start the computer.
  2. The system is totally locked up and even when you try to boot it into safe mode running, however the safe mode running is blocked as well in most cases .
  3. There seems to have no clue on the removal, but you can try below step by step removal guides as instructed to get rid of it.

If any question, stop and instantly contact us for assistance.

 

Deny Flash

Most ransomware exploits Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend some of the Child Pornography ransomware and enable the user to navigate through the infected system.

If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps. To disable (deny) flash

1.Visit:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

Deny-Flash

 

2. Select the “Deny” radio option

3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).

 

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 IV. How to Remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Interpol Virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)

 

This tutorial suits the removal of Ukash, PaysafeCard, MoneyPak and CashU ransomware.

Generally there are two situations when your computer got infected with this  ransomware. One is that you can still boot your computer to safe mode and the another one is not. According to this, there are two removal options for each situation for you to choose.

Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore

 

Step 1> Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press EnterSee detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode

 

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Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)

 

Step 2> Type explorer to access

 

Once the Command Prompt window appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.

 

Command Prompt window

 

 

Step >3 Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:

  • Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
  • Win Vista/7/8: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter

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Step 4> Restore

 

Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.

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Please note that chances are this virus may delete all of your stored restore points and then you may need to switch to option 2 to try the troubleshoot now.

Step 5> Scan bad leftovers and restart

Download, install, update and run the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender (direct download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to scan out and remove the bad leftovers in case it turns back. And then restart the computer to ensure the computer is all right.

BTW: after the virus removal, you are highly recommended to maintain/optimize your computer system using a tool like Cloud System Booster Cloud System Booster (download:www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html). It is a computer system cleaner/optimizer which can basically maintain your system performance. If you want a deep optimization, hard disk defragment would be a good idea. You may try the Anvi Ultimate Defrag (downoad:www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html) for efficiency defragment if the need arises.

 

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Removal Option 2-Remove the Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk

 

In most cases of computer infected by ransomware,  your PC would be totally blocked from any operation, including safe mode runing. Then, you can use the Anvi Rescue Disk to fix the issue together with the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender.  Some patience and time is needed for this removal emthod. If any question in the process, please feel free to send your email below to our online Technical Support for timely help.

 

Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for your reference.

 

Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file

 

Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site. (Both are packaged in the file offered to download below.)

Direct download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/rsd/

Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file to download; please be patient while it downloads.

 

Step 2> Record the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive.

 

You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.

 

To record the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive:

1. Firstly find a clean computer with correct internet connection and then connect your USB driver to the clean computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before using it to record the iso image.

2. Locate your download folder and double-click on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.

USB burning

 

3. Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:

4. Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

5.Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to the USB drive when you get the following message.

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Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

 

——Alternative Option

 

You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.

Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.

CD/DVD recorder

 

1. Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.

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2. Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

 

burn compiliation

 

Step 3> Configure your infected computer to boot from the USB drive/DV/DVD

 

Restart your infected computer and configure it to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk.

Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.

For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information on how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.

boot menu instruction

 

The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key combinations:

  • • Ctrl+Esc
  • • Ctrl+Ins
  • • Ctrl+Alt
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Esc
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Enter
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Ins
  • • Ctrl+Alt+S

If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.

If you can’t enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.

 

Step> 4 Boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

After that let’s boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

1. Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk

2. please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.

Anvi Rescue disk language setting

 

Step> 5 Run the Anvi Rescue Disk to scan and repair.

 

1. Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double-click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.

Anvi Rescue Disk
Important note: make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Network Troubleshooting Tips for Ransomware Removal Using Anvi Rescue Disk

Connection established

 

2. Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.

 

Anvi Rescue disk scan

 

3. Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threats detected by Anvi Rescue Disk.

Anvi Rescue disk fix now

 

4. Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

Anvi Rescue disk repair

 

Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. Otherwise, you would be disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.

 

Step>6 Download Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to ensure a clean computer.

 

After the repair, your computer should be clean and resuced from the evil claw of the ransomware infection. However, many professionally crafted ransomware variants have evolved to be very persistant, that is to say, harder to remove, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender by clicking Yes button on the prompted window to fulfill the download.

 

Download ASD in Rescue Disk

 

After the download, please restart your computer to normal Windows mode and then go to the folder: C:\Users\[username]\Downloads

Find the downloaded file asdsetup.exe and double click its file to install it and then start it to perform a full scan on your computer sytem, in order to ensure the computer is clean from any associated infections or leftovers.

After the scan, remove any detected infections and then you can have a clean computer now.

 

BTW: after the virus removal, you are highly recommended to maintain/optimize your computer system using a tool like Cloud System Booster Cloud System Booster (download:www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html). It is a computer system cleaner/optimizer which can basically maintain your system performance. If you want a deep optimization, hard disk defragment would be a good idea. You may try the Anvi Ultimate Defrag (downoad: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html) for efficiency defragment if the need arises.

 

  • Paul

    I’ve got this virus – I’ve had it before – but now I can’t get rid of it. Malwarebytes got rid of it before, but it’s here to stay. I can’t even get into safe mode upon rebooting! I’d even reload my OS, if I could get it to boot from a cdrom or usb, but I can’t seem to do that either. Do you know any tricks on how to get into safe mode?

    • Rob

      Paul, I just got that virus. Did you happen to find a solution? And out of curiosity what happens after the 48 hrs time limit it gives you?