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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

Europol EC3 Virus

Europol EC3 Virus is a computer infection which is categorized as ransomware because of its capability to lock the computer down. In addition to the lockdown, the threat displays a message which contains the logos or emblems of authoritative legal institutions such as police, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance (ICSPA) and European Cybercrime Centre (EC3).

The infection is spread by the Urausy Trojan which like, for example, the Reveton Trojan, has a lot of different interfaces that are associated with the targeted country. For example, in Germany, computer users find that they are supposedly dealing with the Society for Prosecution of Copyright Infringement (Gesellschaft zur Verfolgung von Urheberrechtsverletzungen e.V.) widely known as GVU, whereas the Americans are forced to believed that FBI has initiated the message. As a result, the American version of the threat is called FBI Cybercrime Division Virus.

Most of all, the logo of European Cybercrime Centre is present in almost every interface of the threat. You can find it in the Irish, British, Finnish and other variants; however, it does not mean that this institution is somehow related to the producers of the warning.  If you have Europol EC3 Virus on your PC, you should immediately remove it to prevent adverse consequences. The false accusations and the fine which you are expected to pay via Ukash, Paysafecard, or MoneyPak should be ignored.

Below you will find two excerpts from the British variant of Europol EC3 Virus:

ATTENTION! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.

The amount of fine is £100. You can pay a fine Ukash or PaySafeCard.

Do not let Europol EC3 Virus manipulate you and remove from your PC right now. We advise you against the manual malware removal as the automatic removal is by far the most suitable solution for every computer user, no matter how skilled at dealing with infections you are. The following instructions will show you how to install our spyware removal tool.

Remove Europol EC3 Virus

Windows Vista/7

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Tap the F8 key as soon as the BIOS startup screen disappears.
  3. In the boot options menu, select Safe Mode with Networking using the arrow keys and press Enter.
  4. Download SpyHunter from http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and run the installer.
  5. Scan the PC and remove Europol EC3 Virus.

Windows XP

  1. Restart the PC.
  2. Once the BIOS screen disappears, tap the F8 key.
  3. Use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Click on Yes.
  5. Go to the Start menu.
  6. Launch Run.
  7. Enter “msconfig”.
  8. Press OK.
  9. In System Configuration Utility, select the Disable All button under the Startup tab.
  10. Click on Apply.
  11. Download SpyHunter.
  12. Restart the computer.
  13. Run the installer and terminate the infection.

Now when you have deleted the obnoxious infection, do not forget to scan the PC from time to time and update SpyHunter whenever it is possible. If you have any questions, feel free to comment below.

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How to manually remove Europol EC3 Virus

Files associated with Europol EC3 Virus infection:

p1.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
%CommonProgramFiles%
NTServiceManager.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
%UserProfile%
install_0_msi.exe
bf8h8d02hf.exe
najeoxtt.exe
yaiiwockc.dll
DLL321.dll
dtkmujvo.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
Firewallservice.exe
crack.exe
dyjdl.exe
wpbt0.dll
wahneaqa.exe
WINDED6.exe
idiokbbrv.exe
securitywindrv.exe
comeo.exe
%APPDATA%\system
msnmsgrr.exe
Piranha.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
00b5d693.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\lollipop
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
{097444e7-2d87-ba3c-2efe-9f54812d824a}.exe
secproc_isv.exe
96dddda4.dll
%WINDIR%\Temp
%TEMP%
msshell.exe
questscan.dll
svchost.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
%WINDIR%\system32
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
ieudator.dll
sqlncli.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
msavfit.exe
csrsss.exe
xctqakcqbeo.dll
wlsidten.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%
wjthvwjb.dss
brenasa.exe
C87C.exe
rool0_pk.exe
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data
skype.dat
audipbrd.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
Nbt.exe
Q3d38543.exe
xmlfilter.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Temp
%SystemDrive%\????????????
iner.exe
scvhost.exe
%APPDATA%\updates
JfCqQ5JC.exe
MusicCollector.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
2084473.dll
mplayer2.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
Updating.exe
msn.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
wlsidten.dll
uenovfiu.exe
jsdhlexdqkllnbcxgai.bfg
administration.exe
n.
00qbipeq.exe
ex3b.dll
setex.exe
DA0B.exe
%APPDATA%\Task Scheduler
msdtmsrd.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
obvwo.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
ACEIEAddOn.dll
ctfmon.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
ssntvs.exe
acuvzomo.exe
puozlkmyj.dll
dqnbdq7.dss
50E1.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
SyncHostps.exe
%AppData%
aPr0hY9.exe
systemcpl.exe
Other.res
ifgxpers.exe
hwj3ba6j.dss
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe

Europol EC3 Virus DLL's to remove:

2084473.dll
wlsidten.dll
wpbt0.dll
ieudator.dll
puozlkmyj.dll
xctqakcqbeo.dll
DLL321.dll
96dddda4.dll
questscan.dll
yaiiwockc.dll
ACEIEAddOn.dll
ex3b.dll

Europol EC3 Virus processes to kill:

idiokbbrv.exe
videotwisterSA.exe
3511172082012Build.exe
bf8h8d02hf.exe
魔法桌面第三方主题破解补丁V1.1.exe
C87C.exe
WinSyncMetastore.exe
NTServiceManager.exe
securitywindrv.exe
Firewallservice.exe
UpgradeHelper.exe
DA0B.exe
Piranha.exe
xlqbteeb.exe
acuvzomo.exe
TimeDateMUICallback.exe
audipbrd.exe
obvwo.exe
administration.exe
Q3d38543.exe
zqmkrehUkpoKfsafsaZg.exe
uenovfiu.exe
rvcbcyks.exe
oygqyunapnp.exe
comeo.exe
mplayer2.exe
cf6640a77ed4926a4c6be661ab93def9d13408753dd07e8d02836996a2f247b6.exe
xaZYOVJW.exe
OmaSG21e.exe
install_0_msi.exe
systemcpl.exe
50E1.exe
wgsdgsdgdsgsd.exe
crack.exe
UpdatePriv.exe
svchost.exe
pYunY8m4VL3qLc.exe
dyjdl.exe
Nbt.exe
b34btbztdb0vavaw.exe
Task Scheduler.exe
xmlfilter.exe
JfCqQ5JC.exe
SyncHostps.exe
ssntvs.exe
aPr0hY9.exe
ctfmon.exe
msdtmsrd.exe
csrsss.exe
ifgxpers.exe
p1.exe
sqlncli.exe
najeoxtt.exe
iner.exe
00b5d693.exe
secproc_isv.exe
WINDED6.exe
gcrwcoak.exe
87b2cb3916261d5c807bf44262755cb0.exe
msn.exe
taskhost.exe.exe
scvhost.exe
msnmsgrr.exe
bzsbkotiu.exe
{097444e7-2d87-ba3c-2efe-9f54812d824a}.exe
dtkmujvo.exe
brenasa.exe
VaultSysUi.exe
setex.exe
bvhylsviw.exe
rool0_pk.exe
MusicCollector.exe
m2PythonLoader.exe
msshell.exe
ubvhynpxh.exe
wlsidten.exe
msavfit.exe
wahneaqa.exe
pmstcdjwz.exe
Updating.exe
00qbipeq.exe
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