How to remove Europol virus
Europol (European Law Enforcement Agency) ransomware is another virus that locks your computer down and tries to get your money by making you pay some fine with no reason. If gets access to random computer systems via Trojan infections that can come through compromised websites, harmful links and similar ways. The program completely disables functions of your computer and seeks to make you believe that you have done something illegal and you have to deal with the consequences right now.
As you may know, Europol is an organization that assists the countries of European Union in fighting against international crime and terrorism. The creators of Europol virus took a really smart step to use a name of this institution. This can mislead loads of people as when the warning comes from the official agency, everything looks much more serious than it actually is.
Basically, Europol virus displays a warning on the screen of the blocked computer stating that you have to pay a fine for using and distributing pornographic content files. It gives you two options to pay this fine – using Paysafecard of Ukash payment systems. In fact the creators of Europol only wants to get money from you.
An interesting fact is that the message comes in different languages . Not only English, but also French, German, Portuguese and others. When the message comes in your own language it convinces you even more that the warning is real. However, you should never trust this Europol virus.
Remove Europol virus as soon as you detect it on your system. Use a legitimate security tool, such as Spyhunter, and run a full system scan on your machine with it. Here is a more detailed plan how to remove Europol virus:
- Reboot into safe mode with command prompt. Usually Europol virus should not be launched there.
- Run regedit. Search for Winlogon.
- There will be a key labeled Shell under Winlogon. It should reference Explorer.exe or be blank. If there is something else referring an executable in one of user’s folders, replace it with explorer.exe.
- Save changes, reboot to safe mode with networking.
- Run msconfig and disable all unnecessary startup entries. You should be able to reboot normally.
- Install and run http://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe. Scan with it the PC and delete the executables it finds.
Automatic Europol virus removal tools
Manual Europol virus removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Europol virus, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Europol virus infected files and get help in Europol virus removal by using Spyhunter scanner.