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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:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus DLL's to remove:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus processes to kill:

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