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Central Security Service virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as Ukash virus, Police virus | Type: Ransomware

Central Security Service virus is a dangerous ransomware, which can not only block all legitimate programs that can be found on your computer. This virus can also disconnect your machine from Internet and hide entire desktop with its huge notification that reports about invented law violations. Be sure that these violations were invented for the only thing – to make people think that Central Security Service noticed their illegal online activities and now they have to pay a fine. Before you make this payment, you must realize that this warning message belongs to scammers that seek to swindle the money from you. You must ignore fake alert that blocks your computer and remove Central Security Service virus from the system.

HOW CAN MY COMPUTER GET INFECTED WITH Central Security Service virus?

Central Security Service virus can also be called as a drive-by malware because it can be downloaded after clicking on infected link. In most of the cases, users are tricked into clicking on this link when they are convinced that they have to download an update or software, which is required for watching something online. As soon as such virus infects the system, it immediately blocks the system and starts showing its fake alert. Typically, it states that user violated some United States of America laws and now has to pay a fine of $300. The main thing, that helps Central Security Service virus make people pay the fine, is the promise that this will unblock their computers. However, this has never been working.. For unlocking your computer, you should follow these removal instructions:


If your computer is locked and you see the warning that claims “National Security Agency, Central Security Service”, your machine is infected. In this case, you should follow these instructions and remove malicious files from the system:

  1. Reboot your infected computer.
  2. Click Start -> Run and enter (if your are blocked by ransomware, press alt+tab and continue entering this address)
  3. A warning that belongs to ransomware may show up again. In this case, press Alt+Tab and “R” as much as needed.
  4. Install anti-malware and run a full system scan to remove malicious files from the system.

Manual Central Security Service 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 Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or other reputable security software.

Flash drive method:

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 Central Security Service 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.

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