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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:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus DLL's to remove:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus processes to kill:

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