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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:

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

Europol EC3 Virus DLL's to remove:

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

Europol EC3 Virus processes to kill:

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