The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus, also known as Ministry of Public Safety Canada virus (Read more), is categorized as hazardous ransomware developed by cyber crooks to lock target PC & Android system and coax victims to pay non-existent fine. The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus utilizes progressive screen locker techniques in order to block compromised machine forcibly. Upon its installation, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus generally will display a bogus notification on the monitor, claiming that your computer or Android phone has been locked due to it being involved with a violation of Canada law. You are accused of viewing child pornography sites, using unlicensed software or sharing copyrighted files. As a corresponding punishment, victims will be demanded of a certain ransom through Ukash vouchers to release their locked PC and Android devices. The ransom could be CAD $100 or more.
For the purpose of increasing its authenticity, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus would show your IP address and user name on the alert. However, no matter how real it pretends, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police alert has nothing to do with the legitimate Canada Police. In this case, PC users should never pay needless money on it and are obliged to remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus from their PCs as soon as possible to avoid worse damage. In reality, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police scam can be recognized as a drive-by malware which can be lurked into PC easily by clicking on a malicious website, downloading an affected application online or opening an attachment in Email that contains the activation of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus. Once the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus is downloaded and executed on your PC, it will typically replicate its copies constantly and spread them into system. Therefore, some kernel system settings could be modified by Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police ransomware.
Basically, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus has the ability to alter boot sector so that to allow its components to run automatically when Windows starts. In the meantime, the ransomware virus could disable the default firewall function as well as the operation of installed programs such as antivirus programs. Hence, it is normal that your antivirus applications may fail to fight against Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus effectively. Except that, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus is skilled in exploiting system vulnerabilities so as to download and install extra dangerous threats on PC such as the nasty Central Security Service virus and Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) ransomware (Click here to view the post). PC users may encounter corrupted regular system boot, computer freezing and even Blue Screen without removing Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus timely and effectively.
Note: The following instruction refers to refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. VilmaTech Online Tech Expert is recommended to help you remove the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus if you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the removal.
Some PC users may wonder the most effective method to remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police scam. Well, in order to remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus, you may have tried lots of antivirus applications that you trust, but failed. As we have mentioned before, different from other simple threat, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus is capable of locking target machine as well as installed programs. Thus, antivirus programs are disabled to remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus for good. The truth is, there is no perfect anti-virus program that can solve everything because many viruses are created each day and it takes time for anti-virus software to make solutions for the latest viruses. On the other hand, Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus is adding new characteristics all the time, so it can’t be detected by any antivirus completely or it can even disable it. In this case, we may consider the almighty manual removal to remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus completely.
Note: If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it may lead to mistakes damaging your system permanently after you delete crucial computer files by mistake. If you need any help, you are welcome to contact VilmaTech 24/7 Online Experts to help you resolve the problem properly.
1. Safe Mode with Networking
Restart your PC and before windows interface loads, tap “F8” constantly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
However, sometimes, it may fail to log in Safe Mode with Networking with common “F8” key. If this is the case, you can try System Configuration Utility function to continue. Here is how:
a. Open the Start menu on your desktop and click Run
b. Type msconfig in the search box and press OK.
c. Select the BOOT.INI tab.
d. And then put a check by the entry/ SAFEBOOT and click the radio button MINIMAL
e. Choose Apply and Ok.
f. Restart the computer to open in safe mode.
Tips: If you need any help during the operation, you are welcome to contact VilmaTech Online Experts to help you reslove the problem effectively.
a. Open the Start menu.
b. Run Start Search in Vista or Search Programs and Files in Windows 7.
c. Press msconfig or msconfig.exe in the box and select the Boot tab.
d. Check Safe Boot in the Boot options and click the radio button Minimal as well.
e. When it is done, click Ok and restart the computer to open in safe mode.
Tips: When you need regular mode back, please run msconfig again and remove the check by / SAFEBOOT. If you get stuck with the steps, you can ask help from VilmaTech PC support online.
a. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del while the PC is starting up, then Press Shift key and click ‘shut down’ icon. After that, click restart and go to the ‘Choose An Option’ screen.
b. Choose ‘Troubleshoot’> ‘Advance Options’> ‘Startup settings’>‘Restart’
2. Show hidden files of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus:
a. Open Folder Options: clicking the Start button> Control Panel> Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options. After that, click the View tab.
b. Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Navigate to directory of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus and delete the infected files manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
4. Open your Registry Editor and then find out the registry entries of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus to remove them (note: new registry entries are still made every month so far):
Attention: The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus is dangerous threat used by cyber criminals to make damage on affected PC & Android phones and gain from victims. Also, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Android malware has the capability to disable antivirus programs; it cannot be removed easily by common auto removal. Thus, it is strongly recommended for you to remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Android virus through the helpful manual removal. However, it refers to key parts of computer system, and is recommended only for advanced users. If you have not sufficient expertise on doing that, you may face risk of damaging the computer. In this circumstance, asking help from VilmaTech 24/7 Online Computer Experts to manually remove the virus for you will be a nice choice.