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Police Central e-crime Unit virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

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Also known as Ukash virus | Type: Ransomware | Tags: Ukash
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Police Central e-crime Unit virus (also called as United Kingdom Police virus and PCeU virus) is a ransomware infection that should never be trusted. We have already notified you about Police Central e-crime Unit virus some months ago. However, it seems that this serious ransomware keeps disabling its victims and locks up the entire computer's system. In addition, this cyber threat displays its trustworthy-looking alert, which requires to pay the 'fine' in order to unlock the PC. This virus is also known as a member of Ukash viruses that are set to present themselves as legitimate institutions or police units. Police Central e-crime Unit virus presents itself as UK’s Police representative, so it attacks users located in the UK. However, there are other Ukash versions that are actively spread in other countries as well. Before you think you have been locked by your local police office and now you have to pay the fine, check your PC with anti-malware program.

HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Police Central e-crime Unit virus?

PCeU virus uses typical ways of distribution. You need only to open the spam letter or click on the misleading link and you will be infected with trojan horse that will additionally download this ransomware into your computer. As soon as it gets there, Police Central e-crime Unit virus displays its misleading notification and waits until its victim falls for it and pays the fine. This fine is required for invented crimes, like copyrighted content's distribution or even malware's distribution:


This operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom Following violations detected:
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. This computer lock is aimed to stop your illegal activity.(...)

To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of £ 100.
You could pay the forfeit in two ways: (...)

If an error occurs, send the code to address [email protected]

Please, never believe these words because they seek to make you pay for invented activity on your computer. Governmental authorities never collect their fines in such way, so you should simply ignore United Kingdom police virus notification instead of paying the fine through one of its prepayment systems given. Additionally, we highly recommend to remove this threat completely.

HOW CAN I REMOVE Police Central e-crime Unit virus?

As you can see, cyber criminals are actively inventing new ways of tricking users and Police Central e-crime Unit virus is one of these ways. If we talk about successful removal of such ransomware, you should firstly unlock the system and then use SpyHunterSTOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to remove PCeU virus for good. In order to unlock your PC follow one of these options:

Flash drive method:

1. Take another machine and use it to download SpyHunter or other reputable anti-malware program.
2. Update the program and put into the USB drive or simple CD.
3. In the meanwhile, reboot your infected machine to Safe Mode with command prompt and stick USB drive in it.
4. Reboot computer infected with United Kingdom Police virus once more and run a full system scan.

* Users infected with these ransomware threats are allowed to access other accounts on their Windows systems. If one of such accounts has administrator rights, you should be capable to launch anti-malware program.

*   Try to deny the Flash to make your ransomware stop function as intended. In order to disable the Flash, go to Macromedia support and select 'Deny': After doing that, run a full system scan with anti-malware program.

* Manual PCeU virus removal:

  1. Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable thisI virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
  2. Run Regedit
  3. Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
  4. Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
  5. Reboot and run a full system scan with updated SpyHunterSTOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to remove remaining files.
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Police Central e-crime Unit virus manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\

Geolocation of Police Central e-crime Unit virus

Map reveals the prevalence of Police Central e-crime Unit virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom.

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Comments on Police Central e-crime Unit virus

how do you remove this virus from a Samsung tablet
how do u remove it from mobile phone
Same here i got this yesterday (25th march) need help ASAP. On HTC one s
Tia virus has downloaded on my Samsung tab. Thought I was in really big trouble. Im only 12!!
Can anyone help me get Rid of this virus from a tablet???
Your all lucky then I have this blasted thing on my mobile foetunately I learned everything about my Sony Ericsson Xperia T and put it into safe mode as soon as id been in contact with the police
my pc has bolced due to PCeU virus. the desktop of my pc is fully covered by that file and nothing is visible apart that. when i reboot my pc just after my desktop comes on then that virus page appears. what i do how i recover my pc can i remove it by applying new windows xp installation.. help
Hello Guys, the latest virus does not allow to boot in Safe Mode, or any modes. Computer restarts immediately if we do so. So, I also tried to unlock the Administrator account via Offline NT Password and Registry Editor" , I activated other accounts and still the same. I also tried to get Command Prompt from Windows Installation Disc, tried regedit and loading hives from NTUser.dat , WindowsSystem32Config, etc. The problem is I dont see any registry values on registry keys like Run, RunOnce, Explorer, WinlogonShell, etc, no weird entries found there too. I dont understand how this virus run at startup.Only solution seems to be remove the HDD and scan it on another computer with MalwareBytes. Any help would be appreciated.
its really easy, press f8 rapidly before the windows logo ,open safe mode command prompt, write rstrui.exe and choose the last working date, I was really pissed ,but found info at the web. after restored the sys download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, it helped me...
hahahahaha after a epic 3 hours battle I finally removed the police central e-crime malware hahahaha. I wanna thank the F8 button,Safe Mode with Command Prompt and the rstrui.exe . F... you black hats!!!!!
I found that you can get to your desk top by pressing ctrl-alt-del then click restart then if you have any background programs running such as Skype or spodify or steam windows will wait for them to close at this time if you press cancel you will be returned to the desktop (if you shutdown or restart your computer the virus will lock your computer again) this may help if you dont have a seprate computer to download spyhunter
hello after i boot my computer in safe mode with network it goes straight to the virus screen what do i do? thanks
safe mode, system restore did it for me, but you still have to be quite quick in clicking the appropriate choices; i made it on the second attempt but i couldnt get close to getting in by any other route, that damn policeman was staring at me after the slightest stumble or hesitation..thanks all anyway for all your help..i think the answer seems to be: dont give up, and try different options till you find "the one" :¬)
and stay patient, formating the harddrive is definately an option worth postponing ...really..dont!
Latest variant now not allowing to boot into safe mode of any type. Only option is to remove drive from pc and attach it as slave to another and run av program on it.
Thank u so much bailey ..! It really worked for me
I HAVE TRYED EVERY THING F8 THEN SAFE MODE AND F8 RESTORE FROM LAST UP Date and the all end up back to Police Central e-crime Unit Ransom please help im a compleate idiot on computers need help thanks in advance
Got this , panicked and payed, no recompense I suppose.

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