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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:

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

Europol EC3 Virus DLL's to remove:

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

Europol EC3 Virus processes to kill:

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