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Danger level 8
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Association of Chief Police Officers

Some computer infections adopt names of legitimate companies and associations to make them look more reliable. Association of Chief Police Officers is one of those computer threats. What is more, it belongs to a large group of ransomware applications that can turn your computer life into hell. Association of Chief Police Officers is a variation of Ukash Virus, so it will lock up the user's computer citing some invented reason and will ask for money in order to let the user have his desktop back.

Most of the Ukash Virus versions claim that the user has been involved in illegal activity and he might face an imprisonment sentence up to a few years. Association of Chief Police Officers, however, takes a slightly different approach. It does say that the user has visited pornographic websites, but it is more concerned with the target computer's "security". To be more exact, the notification claims, that:

For security reasons, your Windows system has been blocked!

The reason can be visiting the infected or pornographic sites. The computer has approached to critical condition because of which the system can break and all data can be lost. For having possibility to restore system, you should install the additional security updates.

This paid update is intended for very infected systems. This update completely protects your system from viruses and malware, stabilizes your computer system and avoids data loss.

So basically Association of Chief Police Officers offers the user some security service, which is more than suspicious. Why would a totally random program pop up on the desktop to offer security updates? Especially as the user hasn't installed it on the computer himself. Not to mention that Association of Chief Police Officers asks for a 100 pound payment via Ukash payment system or Paysafecard. This so-called security update purchase is an obvious scam and the user should never spend a penny on Association of Chief Police Officers!

Nevertheless, even if the user does not pay the money, Association of Chief Police Officers does not disappear. It still remains in the computer, successfully blocking the user from accessing the desktop. This is where the user has to roll up his sleeves and do something to get his desktop back.

For Windows 7 & Vista:
1. Restart the computer and before Windows logo shows up, press F8.
2. When System boot menu shows up, use arrow keys to navigate and choose Safe Mode with Networking.
3. When system Boots up download SpyHunter removal from: http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph
4. Install removal software and remove infection.

For Windows XP:
1. Repeat step 1-2 from instructions above.
2. Click on Start menu then click "Run" and enter "msconfig". Press Enter.
3. When System Configuration menu appears, click Startup tab and disable all the programs that are set to run automatically (un-check the boxes next to them). Click OK.
4. Download SpyHunter removal.
4. Restart the computer and load it in Normal mode.
6. Install the antimalware tool and remove Association of Chief Police Officers from your computer.

Should you have any questions regarding the removal of Association of Chief Police Officers, do not hesitate to leave a comment below this article.

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How to manually remove Association of Chief Police Officers

Files associated with Association of Chief Police Officers infection:

DircxtX.exe
style.bmp
style.jpg
2HMwR.com

Association of Chief Police Officers processes to kill:

DircxtX.exe
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