Celas virus belongs to the group of Police viruses that are actively spread on the internet at the moment. This ransomware is extremely dangerous because it completely locks its victims out and asks to pay 50 pounds or other amount of money. In this case, it's targeting French users but we can expect its other versions as well. Don't mix its name with Celas company that provides licenses for songs and musical compositions – scammers have typically used the name of legitimate company in order to make users believe them and pay them money. In addition, we highly recommend to remove celas virus in order to prevent more infections on your computer.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH CELAS VIRUS?
In most of the cases, celas virus gets inside through spam email attachments. Victims have also reported about malicious links and websites that result in locking computers down and displaying an alert claiming that you need to pay 50 pounds or dollars through Ukash to have your machine unlocked. Though it may seem to be a legitimate pop-up from local authorities, be sure that this is only a way how scammers try to make people scared and pay their money for them. If you fall for paying, be sure that your computer will still be completely locked down.
HOW CAN I REMOVE CELAS VIRUS?
One of the easiest ways to remove Celas virus, is running a full system scan with anti-malware program. We recommend scanning with Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus and Reimage. If you are still paralyzed and can't do anything on your computer, follow these steps:
1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage 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 Celas virus once more and run a full system scan.