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Cyprus Police Emergency Response Virus Removal

Cyprus Police Emergency Response Virus Removal

If your computer is locked, and you are seeing a “ΠΡΟΣΟΧΗ! Ο υπολογιστής σας έχει μπλοκαριστεί” notification from Αστυνομία Κύπρου, then your computer is infected with a piece of malware known as Trojan Urausy.

This threat is distributed through several means. Malicious websites, or legitimate websites that have been compromised, may drop this trojan onto a compromised computer. This drive-by-download often happens surreptitiously. Another method used to propagate this type of malware is spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. The threat may also be downloaded manually by tricking the user into thinking they are installing a useful piece of software.
The Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus is also prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing websites and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software.

Once installed on your computer, the Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus will display a bogus notification that pretends to be from the Αστυνομία Κύπρου (Cyprus Police), and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content.
The Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus will lock you out of your computer and applications, so whenever you’ll try to log on into your Windows operating system or Safe Mode with Networking, it will display instead a lock screen asking you to pay a non-existing fine of €100 in the form of a Ukash or Paysafecard code.
Furthermore, to make this alert seem more authentic, this virus also has the ability to access your installed webcam, so that the bogus Αστυνομία Κύπρου notification shows what is happening in the room.

The Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus locks the computer and, depending on the user’s current location, displays a localized webpage that covers the entire desktop of the infected computer and demands payment for the supposed possession of illicit material.

Cyber criminals often updated the design of this lock screen, however you should always keep in mind that the Cyprus police will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities.
The message displayed by the threat can be localized depending on the user’s location, with text written in the appropriate language.

The Αστυνομία Κύπρου lock screen is a scam, and you should ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.
Under no circumstance should you send any Ukash or Paysafecard code to these cyber criminals, and if you have, you can should request a refund, stating that you are the victim of a computer virus and scam.

Αστυνομία Κύπρου lock screen – Virus Removal Guide

STEP 1: Remove Αστυνομία Κύπρου lock screen from your computer

Αστυνομία Κύπρου Paysafecard Ransom has modified your Windows registry and added its malicious files to run at start-up, so whenever you’re trying to boot your computer it will launch instead its bogus notification.To remove these malicious changes, we can use any of the below methods :

Method 1: Start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking and scan for malware

Some variants of Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus will allow the users to start the infected computer in Safe Mode with Networking without displaying the bogus lock screen. In this first method, we will try to start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking and then scan for malware to remove the malicious files.

  1. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
  2. Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears.
    Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.
    [Image: Safe Mode with Networking]
  4. If your computer has started in Safe Mode with Networking, you’ll need to perform a system scan (as seen on STEP 2) with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro to remove the malicious files from your machine.

IF the Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus didn’t allow you to start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking,you’ll need to follow Method 2 to get rid of its lock screen.


Method 2: Restore Windows to a previous state using System Restore

System Restore can return your computer system files and programs to a time when everything was working fine, so we will try to use this Windows feature to get rid of Αστυνομία Κύπρου lock screen.

  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
    Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
    Enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt
  3. At the command prompt, type cd restore, and then press ENTER.
    Next,we will type rstrui.exe , and then press ENTER.Alternatively, if you are using Windows Vista, 7 and 8, you can just type : C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe , and press ENTER.
    If you are using Windows XP, you will need to type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press ENTER.
    System Restore commands
  4. The System Restore utility will start, and you’ll need to select a restore point previous to this infection.
    Restore points in Windows 7
  5. After System Restore has completed its task, you should be able to boot in Windows normal mode, and perform a system scan (as seen on STEP 2) with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro to remove the malicious files from your machine.

IF the Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus didn’t allow you to restore your computer to a previous point, you’ll need to follow Method 3 to get rid of its screen lock.


Method 3: Remove Αστυνομία Κύπρου lock screen with msconfig utility

When your computer was infected with the Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus, this trojan has set a its malicious files to start whenever your computer is booting. IF you didn’t have a restore point, we can use msconfig to remove it’s malicious start-up entry.

  1. While your computer is in Safe Mode with Command Prompt, type msconfig to start the Windows System Configuration utility.
    [Image: Type msconfig in the Command prompt]
  2. Click on the Startup tab, then search for any suspicious or unknonw entries (random numbers or letters, ctfmon.exe, and other suspicious or unknown entries), and unckech them from startup, then click on OK.
    This will stop the Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus from starting with Windows, however it won’t remove the malicous files from your computer.
    [Image: Uncheck any suspicious entries from start-up]
  3. Type shutdown /r in the command prompt to restart your computer, then perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro as seen on STEP 2.

IF the Αστυνομία Κύπρου virus didn’t allow you to start the computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt you’ll need to follow Method 4 to get rid of its screen lock.

Method 4: Remove Αστυνομία Κύπρου lock screen with EMSISOFT Anti Malware

Download the Emsisoft Anti-Malware setup program to your desktop.

  • Once the installation package has been downloaded, double-click on the EmsisoftAntiMalwareSetup.exe icon to install Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
  • If the setup program displays an alert about safe mode if you try to install Emsisoft Anti-Malware in safe mode, please click on the Yes button to continue.
  • You should now see a dialog asking what language you would like to use. Please select the language you wish to use and press the OK button.
  • In the next screen accept the License Agreement by checking the option “I accept the agreement” and click on the install button.
  • After the necessary files are copied, you will get to a screen asking the mode that you wish to use Emsisoft Anti-Malware.
  • If you want to use the freeware mode whitout protection choose this option, we recommend to use the 30 days free trial (within this option you can get the full version of Emsisoft Anti-Malware for free, click here for more information about the Emsisoft Referral Rewards Program.

  • You will now be at a screen asking if you wish to join Emsisoft’s Anti-Malware network. Read the descriptions and uncheck the options that you wish to use. When you are ready click on the Next button.
  • Next Emsisoft Anti-Malware will begin to update it’s virus defenitions.
  • When the updates are completed, click on the Clean computer now button. Emsisoft Anti-Malware will start to load its scanning engine and then display a screen asking what type of scan you would like to perform.
  • Please select the Deep Scan option and then click on the Scan button. The Deep Scan option will take the longest time to scan your computer, but will also be the most thorough. As you are here to clean infections, it is worth the wait to make sure your computer is properly scanned.
  • Emsisoft Anti-Malware will now start to scan your computer for rootkits and malware.
  • Please be patient while Emsisoft Anti-Malware scans your computer.

  • When the scan has finished, the program will display the scan results that shows what infections where found.
  • Now click on the Quarantine Selected Objects button, which will remove the infections and place them in the program’s quarantine.
  • If you see a messag like “Not all Malware objects have been quarantined, Do you want to place them in quarantine now?” click on “Yes
  • You will now be at the last screen of the Emsisoft Anti-Malware setup program, click on the button Close setup wizzard.
  • If Emsisoft prompts you to reboot your computer to finish the clean up process, please allow it to do so.
  • Please reboot directly your computer when Emsisoft Ant-Malware is finished to complete the installation process.

 

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