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Interpol virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Gabriel E. Hall - -   Also known as Interpol trojan | Type: Malware

What is Interpol virus?

Interpol virus is the latest threat from Ukash viruses that can easily lock your computer down for invented law violations and then ask you to pay the fine through Ukash or Paysafecard prepayment systems. This Ukash virus works under the name of Interpol Department of Cybercrime and mostly attacks European and North American countries. Be aware that its alert, which typically reports that ‘Your IP is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below’, is completely fake and you must NOT pay the fine but remove Interpol virus from your computer. No matter how trustworthy it looks, it seems only to trick PC users and collect nonexistent files. In order to get your computer fixed, you will need to remove Interpol virus from the system. True, removal of this ransomware is especially complicated because this virus is capable of locking it down and blocking legitimate software or Internet connection. However, if you have some knowledge about system’s architecture or you know someone who has some, you can easily get rid of this ransomware threat. Please, do NOT keep Interpol virus on your computer because this may lead you to additional issues, such as redirects to illegal websites, collecting of your personally identifiable information, etc.


Just like other Ukash viruses, Interpol virus is spread through Spam emails filled with infected attachments. Of course, you can also get infected with this ransomware through fake updates, freeware and other files that have a related Trojan virus added to them. In order to stay safe, you should delete all suspicious mails that are full of grammar or typo mistakes. In addition, please ignore these ads that report about missing Java, Flash Player, FLV Player and similar updates because they are used for spreading malicious programs instead of the real ones. If Interpol ransomware manages to get inside the system, it can easily lock your PC system down so that you couldn’t do anything about it. In addition, it will start showing you its alert, which, in fact, looks really unprofessionally because it includes grammar and typo mistakes. However, there is a high chance that it will fool computer users after making them shocked to find that their computer has been suspended by such enforcement agency as Interpol Department of Cybercrime.

Keep in mind that Interpol Department of Cybercrime or other official institution doesn’t collect their fines in this way – they don’t lock computers down and then ask to make a payment through Ukash. If you have been disabled by such alert, follow the tips listed below and remove Interpol virus:


If you have also be attacked by Interpol virus, follow these steps that will help you eliminate this threat from your computer:

1. Restart your computer to ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ with a help of F8 button;
2. Launch MSConfig and disable all startup entries rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data;
3. Restart the system once again
4. Scan your computer with Reimage, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to remove infected files from the system.

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  • julio

    My laptop is windows 8 and dosent get to the menu on f8 how can i put it please help?

  • krishna

    safe mode is not starting, F8 is not working, any help?

  • Arride PC Optimizer

    Great and very easy way to remove the virus from pc. I am really admire the knowledge of the writer and also want to say thanks to share with us…

  • robert A

    David nothing in the characters you typed was determinable in any form of english. pls try again its important

  • mark

    this works of type how to remove interpool virus on youtube you will get mutiple tutorials in every situation

  • David

    i exprnced da same ill to mi PC jst ystrdy, and i was so devstatd i couldt slep. The situation waz nt hlpd by mi inexprnc to probable case, the thght of losin al mi imprtnt data jst killd me. thnx 2 yo advices, wl try one if nt sm of thm.

  • steve

    after spending modt of the day here, I used my linux boot cd and just deleted the files and fixed the problem None of these anti virus progs worked for me. simple hey.I dont use windows for this exact reason

  • TomCass

    I recently had similar issues with removing the Interpol virus and found the following work around.

    A few details about my system first
    Windows XP Professional SP3
    Dell Optiplex 170L (PC) (old I know : )

    I had also tried various removal tools including anvisoft without successful removal of the Interpol virus.

    1. Restart your computer.
    2. When the computer reboots and the desktop appears (icons, start menu etc), [b]press the power button on the PC[/b].
    This initiates a system shutdown and on my PC killed the lock screen.

    3. Other dialog boxes then appear asking you to end more processes.
    4. Prevent the system from shutting down by clicking the close dialog button (x) on any one of those end process dialog boxes that appear.

    I was then able to access my system as normal, download and install malware software which this time found and repaired the infected files. ( previous scans using boot CDs had either failed to find anything or had found only a small number, around 11, infected files).

  • protip haha

    OKay, for you guys tha cant get safemode up.

    Here is a protip I use for this garbage.
    Use CTRL+ALT+DEL, then start your task manager that way

    Then use CTRL+ALT+DEL, and choose restart your comp,
    If Task manager is on, it will ask very quickly, force restart or cancel, choose cancel
    That will shut down all non essential programs, including the Interpol Virus.

    Now your comp should be free, so you can sort it from there.

    • louk

      you sir, are awesome i love you

    • zama

      Thanks mate it worked for me

  • Chris

    cant run msconfig as when i pick safemode it goes right to normal startup

  • Jon

    I always use Hirens Boot CD, it has a mini windows Xp and you can run antivirus from there, this cd has already saved my computer 4 times, 3 from viruses and once when I forgot my password, GET THIS CD

  • Bard

    Just received this message. Nothing has currently been blocked and I still have full access to my computer. McAfee found and quarinteened 2 files. Should I press further on this issue?

  • nick

    I have the same virus and when i want to start my pc in safe mode it automatically restarts normaly, what should i do? Ive tried a few times whitout luck anyone?

    • Exx

      The you need to Run Msconfig and change the start-up setting to the safe mode and restart – then till you change it back it will be y default setting

  • chase

    what about for mac? this virus shut down my google chrome browser, but not my safari. how can i fix this?

  • Shafee

    I just got this virus last night. After trying a few things including the steps above, nothing worked. I restarted my computer, then pressed “esc” at startup to get into the “start up menus” then selected option “F11 System Recovery” then “recovery manager” popped up and I selected “Microsoft system restore” then followed the prompts and restored to the most recent backup (that was done by itself during windows update) and vial lava it worked.

    The weird thing is, I had Microsoft Security Essentials before, but when I got the virus I noticed it wasnt there anymore. I re-downloaded it and my computer is running great.

    I normally dont post on forums but it has helped me lots of times, so Im sharing my experience with this virus. Hope it helps.

    • J

      Thanks Shafee this worked for us. My 12 year old was in hysterics about his computer. Poor kid thought someone was coming to get him. People can be such A-holes.

  • Ross

    Hi Im trying to follow the instuctions above but for some reason it will not go into safemode i select the option to go into safemode but it doesnt go into safemode it just restarts again as normal any advice

  • Pete

    Im a computer novice and have just had this pop up and lock my screen. I have just been on a few forums and attempted the restart in safe mode with command prompt; however, there is no screen for me to enter the command? I dont understand how to remove this virus and get my computer back. If someone please has a simple way that a muppet like me can do I would really appreciate it?

  • Jason

    Well when you restart do you have to run in safe mode?and do you have to go back and change the options back?

  • Neil B.

    I find that Malwarebytes anti-malware is good for this sort of thing. I have no link to them, its just experience. It just seems to pick up things that the virus-checkers dont. No idea why, though. My AVG antivirus has blocked trojans in the past and even warns me when software is untrustworthy, but it let this interpol virus through, and I shall be having words……


    These really arent viruses …. they are just plights to try and get money from you … and even if you pay … they dont get removed … Whenever you get stuff like this … the best thing to do is to google it … The above procedure seems straightforward … but, Im inclined to believe, its not that simple … maybe it is… The last time I ran into this with another client, we had to create a self-bootable USB drive that had a cleaner on it … and it took/wiped it right off the system…. So … they CAN be removed …. Just dont get frustrated too much so you can stay focused …. is a great piece of software to use … but, the bottom line is … NONE of them are 100% sure-fires against infection … Otherwise, that “one” solution would be out there, and all these other “solutions” would go by the way-side …. Just my two cents worth … Tim

  • isabelle clelland

    i was actually on facebook i clicked a link and bam i had this virus in the computer i done a full system restore on my system but still now unsure if the virus is lying somewhere in the PC dormant and is going to pop up at any second cause doing a system restore is only option if its really bad at the time it was i was locked out of my PC so my question is will it still be in the pc somware