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Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission

CashU Virus

CashU Virus is variation of Ukash Virus intended for Arab countries, because CashU is an alternative payment system popular in Arab countries. In case of this CashU virus, it targets users in United Arab Emirates, claiming that it displays a message from Abu Dhabi Police GHQ, and that your computer has been locked because of illegal cyber activity. That is why CashU Virus is classified as ransomware. It means that computer malware gets into your PC, locks you out of your desktop and then displays a fake notification that asks you to pay money for something you have not committed. The bottom line is that you need to remove CashU Virus from your PC at once, otherwise the malware will continue to terrorize you.

The infection is distributed by Urausy Trojan, so this infection is actually only another version of such threats as Urausy FBI Moneypak Virus, Policia Boliviana Virus or Dirección General de la Policía Virus. The only difference is that CashU Virus presents its security notification in Arabic, but other than that, the message displayed is practically the same. The creators of this infection simply take one text, run it through an automatic translator, and then paste it into the message that gets distributed by the Urausy Trojan. That is why there are usually grammatical and syntactic discrepancies in the message.

To sum the notification up, CashU Virus says that your computer has been locked, because you have been engaged in storing and distributing copyrighted material (such as music, video or software). It also says that illegal files of child pornography and bestiality have been detected on your computer, and it also means that you have breached several laws in the United Arab Emirates. CashU Virus claims that you need to pay a fine of 500 dirham, 100 USD or 100 EUR within 72 hours since the infringement, otherwise your computer will be locked permanently, and your information will be sent to law enforcement authorities.

Needless to say, that you must not do so. If you transfer your money via CashU, you will never get it back, and your computer will remain infected with CashU Virus. You need to restore your desktop access and remove CashU Virus yourself.

How to unlock your PC

Instructions for Windows 8

  1. Press Windows key for metro Start menu to appear. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right corner of the screen.
  2. When Charms bar appears, click Settings and click Change PC Settings. Select General and scroll down to Advanced Startup.
  3. Click Restart Now and go to Troubleshoot. Select Advanced Options and click Startup Settings.
  4. Click Restart and wait for BIOS to load.
  5. Press F5 to choose Safe Mode with Networking.
  6. Access and download SpyHunter.
  7. Install the program and perform and full system scan.

Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Restart the PC and tap F8 repeatedly.
  2. Select Safe Mode with networking and press Enter.
  3. Go to and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and run a full system scan.

Instructions for Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. Click Yes and when confirmation box appears.
  3. Download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start Menu and launch Run.
  5. Type "msconfig" into Open box and click OK.
  6. Select Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  7. Select Disable all and press OK.
  8. Restart the PC in Normal mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and scan your computer.

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