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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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus is a ransomware threat which like its predecessors seeks to rip you off. A Trojan horse gets to the system while you are browsing suspicious websites or are involved in other insecure Internet activities. As the major goal of Joint Chiefs of Staff virus is to get your money, a misleading full-screen notification asking to pay a fine is displayed. In case your computer is paralyzed by this cunning threat, it is crucial to ignore the content of the warning as it does not present information related to your computer. Moreover, in order to remove the warning containing the credential of Joint Chiefs of Staff, which is a legal institution, you should implement a powerful spyware removal tool.

Not surprisingly, the notification displayed by Joint Chiefs of Staff virus claims that the computer has been  locked because of some violations of the law of the United States of America. To scare the user into believing that he or she has to pay a fine of 400 U.S. dollars, cyber criminals have added three law articles dealing with the use of pornography and copyrighted contents and the breaches of the law of copyright:

Article – 184. Pornography involving children (under 18 years) […]
Article – 171. Copyright […]
Article – 113. The use of unlicensed software

In order to unlock the computer, the fine of $400 is said to be paid via MoneyPak. We encourage you to ignore the notification as it is one of examples of spam. So far, various ransomware infections, including FBI Cybercrime Division and Spamhaus virus have been detected, all of which contain the emblems of some legal enforcement agencies which are presented in order to convince gullible victims that the warning is real.

If your computer has an external or in-built camera and you see yourself on the screen, do not worry as Joint Chiefs of Staff are not monitoring. It’s just a trick to swindle you out of your money. Moreover, the logos at the bottom of the message do not actually mean anything. The companies behind the trademarks such as Sophos, McAfee and Eset are not affiliated with the creators of Joint Chiefs of Staff virus.

In order to delete the virus in question manually, a person has to be highly skilled and experience. Even if he or she knows how to terminate malware, it is highly advisable to use anti-spyware software. By using SpyHunter, you will not need to make manual changes in the Registry, look for the malicious files whose names may be barely recognizable, and so on. Below you will find instructions which will help you install our recommended program with ease.

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus removal

Windows XP

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Start tapping the F8 key once the BIOS splash screen loads.
  3. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Click Yes on the dialog box that appears in the black screen.
  5. Go to the Start menu.
  6. Launch Run.
  7. Type msconfig and click OK.
  8. Open the Startup tab.
  9. Click Disable All and then Click Apply.
  10. Open the browser and type http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  11. Restart the PC.
  12. Install the application.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Wait for the BIOS splash screen to load and start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Highlight Safe Mode with Networking using the up/down arrow key.
  4. Download and install our recommend software.
  5. Scan the PC and remove Joint Chiefs of Staff virus.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Click the Internet Explorer tile.
  3. Type http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and press Enter.
  4. Install the program and launch a system scan.
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How to manually remove Joint Chiefs of Staff virus

Files associated with Joint Chiefs of Staff virus infection:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus DLL's to remove:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus processes to kill:

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