VilmaTech.com > VilmaTech Blog > Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus Removal (Android Lock Tips)

Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus Removal (Android Lock Tips)

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.

ministry-of-public-safety-canada-ransomware-thmb

More Knowlege of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus

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.

live chat

How does Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus Spread

  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus can be spread by Trojan horse, which can invade target computers and modify system settings secretly.
  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus can enter into your system through a floppy disk and then infected the hard drive. Any time the floppy disk is used, the compromised PC will be affected without any permission.
  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus is executed from within specific application programs. When an affected program is downloaded and installed on your PC, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police can be activated and executed.
  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus can be distributed by macro applications on your computer like Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. When an infected document is opened within one of these programs, the program itself becomes infected, allowing the virus to spread to any document opened up inside the program.
  • Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus can enter your PC via email attachments. Once an infected attachment is opened, the virus enters your email application, and then spread to system.

Why doesn’t Antivirus Software help?

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.

live chat

Manually Remove Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus

1.    Safe Mode with Networking

For Windows XP, 7 & Vista:

Restart your PC and before windows interface loads, tap “F8” constantly. Choose “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.

a (45)

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:

System Configuration Utility in Windows XP

a. Open the Start menu on your desktop and click Run

Start_run
b. Type msconfig in the search box and press OK.

XP1
c. Select the BOOT.INI tab.
d. And then put a check by the entry/ SAFEBOOT and click the radio button MINIMAL

XP Boot2
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.

live chat

System Configuration Utility in Windows 7/Vista

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.

msconfig1win7
d. Check Safe Boot in the Boot options and click the radio button Minimal as well.

safe-msconfig
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.

live chat

For Windows 8:

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.

troubleshoot
b. Choose ‘Troubleshoot’> ‘Advance Options’> ‘Startup settings’>‘Restart’

safe mode-Setupsettings
c. Then choose ‘Enable Safe Mode withNetworking’

12

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.

Show-hidden-files-7

3. Navigate to directory of Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus and delete the infected files manually.

program_files
%Temp%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
C:\Users\<Current User>\AppData\

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):

registry-editor2
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\random

How to Prevent Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Virus

  • Change the CMOS setting of your boot up process from booting first on the A drive (floppy) and then on the C drive (hard drive) to just booting on the C drive. This will not only speed up your boot up process but also completely eliminate the risk of infecting your hard drive with an infected floppy disk.
  • Don’t allow your web browser to automatically run programs, such as MS Word or other programs through its e-mail program. Configure your browser to launch WordPad or Notepad instead. One of the biggest and growing threats is the macro virus, which is spread through data processing and spread sheet programs.
  • Use a firewall to block all incoming connections from Internet to services. A strong firewall protection can prevent your PC from some potential threats.
  • Install an antivirus program. You can always have a full scan with antivirus program to detect and remove malicious PC threats for good. However, there have lots of new viruses created by cyber criminals every day, so you should update the virus database in your anti-virus program regularly in order to catch and remove stubborn viruses effectively. Unluckily, some viruses (eg. Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police virus) have the ability to disable the operation of antivirus programs and avoid auto removal forcibly. If this is the case, you may consider the effective manual removal so that to remove all malicious processes, DLL files and registry files of virus.

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.

live chat

Comments are closed.

Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Posts

Categories

Archives