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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:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus DLL's to remove:

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

Joint Chiefs of Staff virus processes to kill:

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