A new virus labeled “Council of Europe” spreads across internet and makes people’s browsers useless. What is it? How to remove it so as to recover browser’s normal work? We think you may be interested in the content below.
What is Council of Europe Virus?
Council of Europe virus, or Council of Europe “Internet access is temporarily blocked” virus is ransomware that locks your browser with a notification and stops you from accessing it.
Once your PC is infected with Council of Europe ransomware, the virus will immediately act on your browsers. So browser will pop up a notification from Council of Europe claiming that your internet access is temporarily blocked on grounds of fighting against sexual exploitation of children and child pornography on the Internet. You can’t unlock your browsers unless you verify your identity, submit your credit card information and pay fees 0.01 EUR.
You need to be vigilant that this piece of notification is fake and non-existing. It is that cyber criminals use Council of Europe virus to add the malicious registry entry to your PC and change your default DNS settings so as to always redirect you to the bogus notification below.
Disguising and using the tone of Council of Europe, the virus makes the unreal notification look more authentic and convincible. However, the purpose of this ransomware is only: it tricks users into leaking their privacy information including personal identity and credit card information to cyber criminals and paying non-existing fees. The computer virus seriously threatens your property safety, please take measures to remove it as soon as possible.
Means That Council of Europe Ransomware Got onto Your Computer
Council of Europe virus uses exploit kits to infiltrates user’s PC via found software security vulnerabilities on their computers. The exploit kits of Crytptorbit virus mainly intrudes your PC by these several means below.
▲ Some malicious websites and legal websites that have been compromised and hijacked as well as malicious links, attachments in spam emails may contain the exploit kits of Council of Europe virus. When you click on them, the malicious exploit kits will be downloaded surreptitiously.
▲ You may be convinced that certain free software which may include malware is very useful for you. After your download and install it, the malicious exploit kits of Council of Europe virus may also be installed on your PC packaged with the free software.
▲ Your PC may also be captured by the exploit kits of Council of Europe virus via peer-to-peer file sharing websites which may carry some malware and virus.
Tips for Stopping the Infringement of Ransomware
In the view of the way ransomware infects computers, we provide you with the following tips for avoid being attacked by ransomware again.
1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups.
2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source
3. keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data. ( very important )
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Below we offer you removal guide and please follow it step by step. For any question, please leave it below and we will solve it for you.
How to Remove Council of Europe Virus?
Three step for the removal of Council of Europe virus
Step 1 Remove malicious DNS server address
1. Click on the “Start” button (Windows 7/Vista- “Windows Logo”, Windows 8-screen’s bottom-left corner)→Click “Control Panel“→Click “View network status and stats” →Click “Local Area Connection” →Click “Properties” →Select “internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties”
2. Check the single box beside “Obtain DNS server address automatically” to restore your default DNS settings.
Step 2 Detect and remove virus infections hiding in PC
Because Council of Europe virus sneaks into your PC, it is possible that your computer has other virus infections, PUP and/or the residual malicious files and registry entry which show no obvious symptom on your PC. Thus, you’d better use antivirus software to scan your system and get rid of all related malicious items.
1. Download and install antivirus software Anvi Smart Defender.
2: Click quick or full scan
After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate all malicious items.
3. Remove malicious files form your computer
Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. Click on Remove button to completely remove all malicious items from your computer.
Step 3 Clean up Council of Europe virus’ leftovers from computer
To ensure the completely removal of Council of Europe ransomeware, we need to clean up all of its leftovers including its residual error and invalid registry entries as well as junk files.
1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Boostersystem maintenance & optimizer software.
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2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had their computers been infected with Windows Efficiency Kit virus which browse malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the virus gets onto PC again when you these sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.