Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes

Cyber Crimes Unit Virus

Malware infections that do not allow you to enter your computer are definitely very frustrating and annoying. Things like Cyber Crimes Unit Virus look more dangerous than they really are, but that does not mean that this ransomware infection cannot cause serious trouble. Cyber Crimes Unit Virus has multiple versions that target users in many countries. All different variants of this infection share the same interface save for the language and a logo of law enforcement authority. For example, if you live in Canada, Cyber Crimes Unit Virus will present you the logo of Canadian Police Service and it will try to convince you that you have breached many laws by engaging in illegal cyber activity.

Cyber Crimes Unit Virus belongs to a big cluster of ransomware infections else known as Ukash Virus group. These infections utilize such alternative payment systems as Ukash, PaySafecard or MoneyPak to collect ransom fees from the infected users. The ransom fees differ in size and currency. For example, depending on where you live, you might be asked to pay 100 USD, 100 EUR or even 500 Swedish krona. However, no matter how dire the situation might seem, you have to understand that Cyber Crimes Unit Virus is not a legal representative of law enforcement institution. It is solely a malicious program that wants to rip you off. Thus, you must ignore the notification you see on your screen and proceed with the Cyber Crimes Unit Virus Removal.

The notification in question is as follows (note, the language of the notification may differ according to your location):

Your Computer has been locked!

The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyberactivity.

To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of 100 CAD.

Please note: This fine may only be paid within 48 hours, if you let 48 hours pass without payment, the possibility of unlocking your computer expires.

In this case a criminal case against you will be initiated automatically.

Naturally, Cyber Crimes Unit Virus cannot initiate a criminal case against you, because it is a program distributed by cyber criminals. Avoid clicking on outgoing links in spam comments and messages and make sure that your Flash or Java browser plugins are up-to-date, because such infections as Cyber Crimes Unit Virus can easily exploit your plugin and browser vulnerabilities to infect you.

Once again, do not pay a single cent to Cyber Crimes Unit Virus and remove it from your computer following the instructions below:

Windows Vista & Windows 7

1. Reboot the computer and press F8 repeatedly until Advanced Boot Option menu appears.
2. If Windows logo shows up, restart the computer and try again.
3. Use arrow keys to navigate and select Safe Mode with Networking. Press Enter.
4. Access http://www.pcthreat.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
5. Install the program and terminate the infection.

Windows XP

1. Follow the steps above from 1 to 3.
2. When a confirmation box pops up, click Yes.
3. Download SpyHunter.
4. Open Start Menu and launch Run.
5. Type "msconfig" and press Enter.
6. Click Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
7. Uncheck all programs on the list and click OK. Exit the menu.
8. Restart computer in Normal Mode.
9. Install SpyHunter and launch a full scan to remove Cyber Crimes Unit Virus.

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  1. David May 10, 2013

    Millions of people infected with this virus, and you holes are trying to make a buck off peoples misery. It's contemptible, to say the least. I'll remember your company, and tell everyone what kind of socially irresponsible business you are.

  2. Pcthreat May 15, 2013


    In-house research, updating the definitions and the application itself, takes many hours from human resources. Especially with these kind of infections, it take more time. We need to support our business. The application is more than just a removal tool - It will further protect from any malware infections.

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