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Remove Cyber Crime Unit Virus (Computer Blocked Virus Removal Guide)

A lock screen bearing Cyber Crime Unit icon hijacks your desktop and states that your computer is blocked due to at least one reasons related to involvement of illegal online activities and thus a fine is required to enable you jail-free and unlock your PC? Don’t be panic and jump to pay incautiously. Read more in this article to figure this ransomware infection out and get rid of it completely as instructed with video and step by step guide.

Cyber Crime Unit virus is one of nasty computer blocked infections, categorized as ransomware, which have being spreading and threatening worldwide users. This Cyber Crime Unit virus is so called because it exploits the name of Cyber Crime Unit and pretends that its warning is from this authority in order to scare innocent victim users to pay the money.  It is a nasty yet destructive computer virus, from the Reventon ransomware family.

Once infected, your computer system will be blocked and show up a lock screen that bears the Cyber Crime Unit icon as well as the authoritative background that claims that it is from the authorities to require a fine using Ukash or Paysafecard from the victim users. However, the truth is that this lock screen is loaded from a remote server and the system is infected by the ransomware Trojan reventon which blocks the OS and load the lock screen in local language according to the location of the IP address. That is why you can always see the lock screen in your language. It is a notorious scam and everyone should be alerted to never pay money to those cyber criminals. If you encounter any of such lock screen that presents various excuses to ask for a fine, just like this tricky Cyber Crime Unite virus, try below ransomware removal guide with pictures and video to get rid of it.

A Screenshot of Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware Infection

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The warning message from this Cyber Crime Unit lock screen:

Ελληνικη Δημοκρατια
Υπουργείο Προστασίας του Πολίτη
Ο Υπολογιστησ Σασ Εχει Μπλοκαριστει

Είστε παραβάτης οι ενέργειες σας είναι παράνομες και συνεπάγονται την ποινική ευθύνη.
Η ήειτουργεία του υπολογιστή σας έχει μπλοκαριστεί Γΐόγω των μη εξουσιοδοτημένων δραστηριοτήτων στον κυΒερνοχώρο.

Οι πιθονές παραβιάσεις, που έχετε κάνει εινοι οι οκόΛουθες: Άρθρο 174- Πνευματική ιδιοκτησία
Πρόστιμο ή οπό2 έως 5 χρόνια (κοινή χρήση ή δημοσίευση των αρχείων προστατευομένων με πνευματικό δικοιώματο – τοινίες. Λογισμικό) ΠροΜέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 18.000 εώς € 23.000.
Άρθρο 183- Πορνογραφία
Πρόστιμο ή φυλάκιση απο 2 έως 3 χρόνια (κοινή χρήση ή δημοσίευση των πορνογραφικών αρχείων) ΠροΒΛέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 18.000 εώς € 25.000.
Άρθρο 164 – Παιδική Πορνογραφία (ηάικίας κάτω των 18 ετών)
Φυλάκιση από 10 έως 15 χρόνιο (κοινή χρήση ή δημοσίευση των πορνογραφικών αρχείων) ΠροΜέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 20.000 εώς € 40.000.
Άρθρο 104 – Προώθηση της Τρομοκρατίος
Φυλάκιση έως 25 χρόνια χωρίς την έφεση (Εχετε επισκέψει ας ιστοσελίδες των τρομοκρατικών οργανώσεων)
Προβλέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 35.000 εώς € 45.000 με την δήμευση της ηεριουσίσς. Άρθρο 68 – Διάδοση των βλαβερών προγραμμάτων
Φυλάκιση έως 2 χρόνιο (Δημιουργίο ή διάδοση των βλαβερών προγραμμάτων* που προκάλεσον
βλάβη σε άλλους υπολογιστές).
Προβλέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 15.000 εώς € 28.000.
Άρθρο 113 – Χρήση του παράνομου λογισμικού
Φυλάκιση έως 2 χρόνιο (χρήση του παράνομου λογισμικού) Προβλέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 10.000 εώς € 22.000.
Άρθρο 99 – Απάτη μέσω καρτών πληρωμών, οβτάίης
Φυλάκιση έως 5 χρόνιο (Η χρήση μιας κάρτας πληρωμής ή των στοιχείων της δεν άρχισε ή δεν επιβεβαιώθηκε οπό τον κάταχό του.)
Προβλέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 30.000 εώς € 75.000 με την δήμευση της περιούσιος. Άρθρο 156 – Διανομή του $ραΓΠ με πορνογραφικό υλικό
Φυλάκιση έως 2 χρόνιο (διανομή του $ρ3Γη με πορνογροφικό υλικό μέσω ©-ίτοϋ και τοαν κοινωνικών δικτύων) Προβλέπετοι πρόστιμο οπό € 16.000 εώς € 38.000.

 

Precautions

Ransomware can be distributed through multiple ways, such as drive-by download, compromised websites planted Trojans, malicious link or attachment in spam email, and the like.

To prevent infection by ransomware infections, you shoud:

  • 3. Never click suspicious links or open hook attachments in email from unknown sender.
  • 4. Always keep your computer system and installed software timely updated.

Symptoms of Cyber Crime Unit Ransomware Infection

 

  • > Sneaky infiltrates and once infected, the computer will be totally locked up and the desktop will be hijacked and instead display a bogus notification from authorities like Cyber Crime Unit, asking for a bogus fine of 100 pounds to be paid via Ukash or Paysafecard within 72 hours in order to unlock the computer and be jail free.
  • > Every time you restart your computer, this lock screen will appear and even if you reboot your PC into safe mode, the lock screen still appears and the safe mode running is forbidden.

FBI-Moneypak-Video-RecordingWeb cam control

To make its social engineering tricks more scary and convincible, this ransomware virus would even attempt to trick the user into thinking they are under surveillance by webcam, as it always shows a fake screen in “recording” status. Actually this even makes no difference on the infected computer with no web cam at all. Apparently, the truth is ready to jump out at your call.

Moreover, Cyber criminals often often updated the design of this lock screen, however you should always keep in mind that the Cyber Crime Unit virus will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities.

Similar Ransomware Infections-Be Aware

Ransomware still see a rise recently and so far there are so many ransomware infections like Cyber Crime Unit virus, which are designed to attack almost the worldwide users, mainly in Europe and America. They are:

In USAFBI Moneypak virusDepartment of Justice Moneypak virusFBI CyberCrime Division virusYour Computer Has Been Blocked virusRelodit virusICE Cyber Crime Center Moneypak virusUnited States Courts virusFBI “System Failure” virusInternational Cyber Security Protection Alliance virusSpamhaus Moneypak virusJoint Chiefs of Staff Moneypak virusMoneygram virusComputer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS virusU.S. Department of Homeland Security Moneypak virusFBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA virusUnited States Cyber Security virusFBI Department of Defense virusMandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virusInternational Police Association ( I.P.A ) virus, etc.

In Canada:  Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus (a.k.a. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus)Royal Canadian Mounted Police virusMinistry of Public Safety Canada virus, etc.

In Australia: AFP Ukash virusAMCA, ACC ransomwareInternet Police Department virus, etc.

In UKPCeU virusCheschire Police Authority virusEuropol Interpol virusUnited Kingdom Police virusSerious (Serios) Organised Crime Agency virus, etc.

In IrelandGuardians of the Peace of Ireland Garda virus, etc.

In New ZealandCentre for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CCIP) virusNew Zealand e-Crime lab virus, etc.

In ItalyArma dei Carabinieri virus, etc.

In PortugalPolícia de Segurança Publica Portuguese Virus, etc.

In Arab countriesCashU virus, etc.

 

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 the United Kingdom Police virus 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. If any questions in the process, just feel free to contact us for timely help by sending us email below.

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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V. How To Remove Cyber Crime Unit 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 PCeU 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 malware and restart

Download, install, update and run the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender (direct download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html). Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.

Recommended step: To return a smooth running OS after virus removal and ensure any leftovers or invalid registry keys removed, you may need a system cleaner/optimizer like Cloud System Booster (download:www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html) to fully clean up your system files and optimize your system performance.

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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.


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 VI. System Maintenance (Recommended)

To maintain your computer system after the virus removal, you are highly recommended to use a system optimizer like Cloud System Booster to fully boost your computer performance by throwing out junk files, fixing registry errors, optimizing system services and cleaning application files. You can directly download the Cloud System Booster with convenience here: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Cloud System Booster purchase link: www.dotfab.com/upgrade_csb.php

cloud system booster results

You can either download the free version or upgrade it to paid version for basic system maintenance use and upgraded system optimizing efficiency.

 

For Deep Optimization, hard disk defragment may be a good idea and a tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag is helpful. This disk defragment provides all-round solutions to defrag your hard disk for better performing computer system.

Anvi Ultimate Defrag (Trial version) download link: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html

Anvi Ultimate Defrag purchase link: www.dotfab.com/upgrade_aud.php

Screenshot of Anvi Ultimate Defrag

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