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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

Europol ransomware virus

Europol ransomware virus is a fraudulent program designed to scare computer users by locking their computers down and presenting a fake warning. As the only reason why this piece of ransomware has been created is to make people pay money through Ukash or Paysafecard, the message displayed by the virus is designed to look as convincing as possible. There are many variants of infection that operate in this manner, and it is just a matter of time before a new ransomware infection is released. Ransomware infections such as Europol ransomware virus are called Ukash viruses, and so far, a variety of them has been discovered by researchers; for example, Polizia Di Stato virus and Canadian Security Intelligence Service virus are just a few infections of the vast group of Ukash viruses, which cannot be trusted at all.

In the case of Europol ransomware virus, Europol, the European law enforcement agency, is presented. The virus presents a fake message providing the user with a lengthy explanation of why the PC is locked down and what legal action might be taken if you do not pay €100. By paying the ransom, the user is told that he/she will avoid prosecution for supposed illegal activities related to using and distributing copyrighted material. Below you will find some extracts from the misleading Europol ransomware message:

Votre ordinateur est bloqué a cause d’un ou plusieurs raisons indiqués ci- dessous:

La tentative du chargement et/ou de l’installation du logiciel ou des fichiers multimédia protégés par la législation internationale est faite de votre ordinateur, en conséquence de quoi votre ordinateur a été bloqué. Conformément à la législation de l’UE, au cas où ce délit est fait pour la première fois, vous devez payer l’amende administrative.

La punition minimale – la privation de la liberté pour une durée de cinq ans.

Do not worry about the content of the message, because you can eliminate it easily, without any loss of money. What you have to do is download and install SpyHunter, which will remove Europol ransomware virus in a moment. Moreover, this powerful spyware removal tool will secure your PC against future ransomware and other malware infections. Below you will find instructions on how to download SpyHunter and remove the virus:

Windows Vista/7:

1. Restart the computer.
2. Press the F8 button while the computer is restarting.
3. Use arrow keys to Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
4. Open your browser and go to to download SpyHunter.
5. Install the application and delete the infection.

Windows XP:

1. Follow steps 1–3.
2. Press Yes to confirm when a table asking whether you want to log into Safe Mode with Networking appears.
3. Go to the Start menu and launch RUN.
4. Type “msconfig” in the “Open” box and press OK.
5. Click on the Startup tab and uncheck all items found.
6. Press OK.
7. Download SpyHunter from our website and restart the computer.
8. Install the program and immediately run a system scan.

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