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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
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Slow Computer

Cheshire Police Authority Virus

You definitely would not want something like Cheshire Police Authority Virus on your computer. When this infection displays a notification across your screen, it might seem as though the message is sent by United Kingdom Police, Metropolitan Police, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance or even European Cybercrime Centre, considering the number of authority symbols displayed on the infection's interface. However, Cheshire Police Authority Virus is not related to any of these law enforcement agencies, because it is a dangerous ransomware infection that wants to trick you into paying a fine for something you have not done.

Cheshire Police Authority Virus is a variant of the newest batch of ransomware infections that are distributed by Reveton Trojan. All of these infections belong to Ukash Virus group. As Cheshire Police Authority Virus infects users in the United Kingdom, there is a number of versions that are localized for other countries as well. For example, Polizia Penitenziaria Virus for Italy, Politiet Kongeriget Danmark Virus for Denmark, Police Rendőrség Virus for Hungary and so on. No matter which version of Ukash Virus you are infected with, you will be accused of copyright infringement, just as Cheshire Police Authority Virus does, and you will be asked to send a fine via Ukash or PaySafeCard in order to unlock your computer and to avoid being prosecuted:

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

You have been violating "Copyright and Related Rights Law" (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyright content, thus infringing Article 128 of the Criminal Code of Great Britain.

Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!

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

As you can see, the criminals behind Cheshire Police Authority Virus to not even bother to get their grammar properly. Obviously, the message above is a hoax, and you should never pay a single penny, because this is exactly what the infection wants. No criminal case will ever be initiated against you, because Cheshire Police Authority Virus cannot do it. You need to ignore the notification and to unlock your computer in order to proceed with malware removal.

How to unlock your computer:

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Restart your computer and tap F8 repeatedly once BIOS screen loads.
  2. If Windows logo appears, reboot the PC and try again.
  3. Use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Networking from Advanced Boot Options menu. Press Enter.
  4. Access and download SpyHunter.
  5. Download the program and install it to perform a full system scan.

Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps above from 1 to 3.
  2. Click Yes on a confirmation box.
  3. Download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start Menu and launch Run.
  5. Type in "msconfig" and press Enter.
  6. Click Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  7. Un-check all programs on the list. Click OK to save changes.
  8. Restart your computer in Normal Mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and run a full system scan to detect Cheshire Police Authority Virus.

Should you have any question regarding ransomware removal, leave us a comment below.

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  1. Graham Moxley Feb 27, 2013

    Thanks for wasting my time I will ensure I will never access or use and spyhunter services in the future

  2. Pcthreat Feb 28, 2013


    I'm sorry to hear that. Could you be more specific about what you didnt like here?

  3. tony Mar 2, 2013

    If you could access 'Safe Mode with Networking' or even Safemode, you wouldn't need anything else to fix the problem.

  4. tony Mar 4, 2013

    PCThreat. Are you blocking my comments on how to remove this 'ransomware'?

  5. Pcthreat Mar 5, 2013


    What makes you think that we block comments?

  6. tony Mar 6, 2013

    @Pcthreat. Thank you for your reply.
    I posted a reply, three times, on how to remove the virus/ransonware that is known as the 'Cheshire Police Authority Virus', it has failed to appear. I asked if it was being blocked because it failed to appear. Maybe it failed to appear because of a limit on the length of reply that can be posted?

  7. Pcthreat Mar 7, 2013

    sometimes the comments are late, because they have to sync through servers, but we do not have limits on comments. If something was wrong you should have got a message.

  8. tom Apr 13, 2013

    When I do this it reboots my system wont let me logon safe mode with networking help mewindows 7

  9. jo Apr 27, 2013

    Used it will not remove or allow and other access even though safe mode

  10. Emma Apr 28, 2013

    i need help i can access the safe mode but it doesnt give me enough time to do anythin until it goes back to the threat screen what are my options

  11. Pcthreat Apr 29, 2013

    Please use Safe Mode with command prompt. When a black window opens, type explorer.exe and press Enter.

  12. Emma Apr 29, 2013

    i need help i can access the safe mode but it doesnt give me enough time to do anythin until it goes back to the threat screen what are my options

  13. Pcthreat Apr 30, 2013

    Please use the comment i wrote just before you commented...

  14. Neil May 14, 2013

    Tried going in safe mode with command prompt, it lets me type in explorer.exe then the threat screen come on and blocks everything

  15. Pcthreat May 14, 2013

    Hello Neil,

    Thank for the input. We'll try getting more info.

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