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Remove PRISM Virus on PC & Android Phone – Steps to Remove PRISM Virus

PRISM Is A Virus!

‘YOUR COMPUTER/PHONE HAS BEEN LOCKED’ alert message prompt up to declare being issued by NSA Internet surveillance program, the computer/Android crime prosecution section. It is the right thing to take the piece of lockdown message seriously but not in the way to submit prescriptive amount of ransom with the payment method PRISM virus offered. It is due to its always calling for ransom that such lockdown virus is often called as ransomware. It is worthy of mention that Ukash is not a virus related to ransomware like PRISM but one of the commonly used payment methods. However, many would like to refer PRISM virus as ukash virus because it, just like PCEU virus, asks victims to follow ukash payment method for the ransom completion. Instead of submitting the so-called ransom, one should gather action to remove PRISM virus. Without prompt removal, one would run into more troubles beyond his/her imagination.


Damage Made by PRISM Lockdown Virus

No doubt that PRISM is a vicious virus as it manages to throw creepy damages to the computers and Android phones:

  • Disable safe mode/ safe mode with networking/ safe mode with command prompt.
  • System repair functionality would not be completed.
  • Admin rights are taken over by prism virus.
  • Data files are read without consent and encrypted/stolen.
  • All keys become unresponsive.

What’s more, PRISM lockdown virus focuses just on illegal money collection. All the above destructions are working for the main goal instead of ruin your system for fun. Victims of prism virus simply find themselves still get plagued by search redirect virus like redirect virus, endless commercial popup adware and ridiculously slow PC and Android phone performance. The residual damages are the ‘achievements’ of PRISM lockdown virus from which prism virus manages to gain generous profit. Backdoor is formed the time PRISM virus locks down a computer/Android phone to load down code for information collection. Reselling information to other spammers writing other types of virus and helping with infiltrations, PRISM virus is able to get commission as well as income. Therefore, immediate PRISM virus removal is summoned.

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How to Remove PRISM Virus?

As the whole screen is locked down by PRISM virus, it is quite impossible to run anti-virus program effectively. To crown it all, there are reporters by victims saying that running anti-virus program can only help dig out some innocuous items other than the critical one. The fatal items will always come back at each reboot. Therefore, it is highly recommended to unlock your screen manually. Follow the steps here and find a way out. If you have your Android phone locked down by the PRISM virus, you’d better get help from technicians here as the related skills are exclusively mastered by skillful experts.

Situation 1: able to enter into safe mode with networking

Step1: Log into Safe Mode with Networking.

– Instructions for Windows 7/Vista/XP users:

As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, keep tapping “F8 key” continuously > “Windows Advanced Options Menu” comes up > highlight “Safe Mode with Networking” option > press Enter key.


– Instructions for Windows 8 users:

  1. Hold the Shift button and keep tapping on the F8 key. Choose ‘See advanced repair options’
  2. Select ‘Troubleshoot’ option.
  3. Click on ‘Advanced Options’.
  4. Select ‘Windows Startup Settings’.
  5. Hit ‘Restart’ on the lower right hand corner of the desktop.

Step2: Disable startup items related to PRISM virus

Type ‘msconfig’ in “search box” from Start menu> > open System Configuration Utility > right click on ‘rundll32’ > select ‘Disable’ option

Step3: Re-manage database (registry)

Click “start” > put ‘regedit’ in Run box > press Enter > press and hold Ctrl+F to search for Winlogon > locate key labeled Shell in the right pane > right click on it and replace it with ‘explorer.exe’

Step4: Show hidden files in a gold not to miss any items related to prism virus.

– For Windows 7/XP/Vista users:

  1. Open ‘Control Panel’ from Start menu and search for ‘Folder Options’.
  2. Under View tab to tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ and then click ‘OK’.

– For Windows 8 users:

  1. Open Windows Explorer by clicking on Windows Explorer application from Start Screen.
  2. Select View tab on Windows Explorer window, you will get numbers of options.
  3. Tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options.

Step5: Save changes, reboot to normal mode to see if the prism virus is gone.

Situation 2: able to enter into safe mode with Command prompt

Step1: Log into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, keep tapping “F8 key” continuously > “Windows Advanced Options Menu” comes up > highlight “Safe Mode with Networking” option > press Enter key.

Step2: Type ‘explore’ > hit Enter key to see if you are able to see the desktop > follow steps 2 – 4 depicted above.

Situation 3: unable to enter into any safe mode

Step1: Reboot your computer and log into ‘Repair Your PC’

As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the “F8 key” continuously which should bring up the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” as shown below. Use your arrow keys to highlight ‘Repair Your PC’ option and press Enter key.

Step2: Follow steps 2 – 4 depicted above.


Even if the ‘ransom’ is submitted successfully, PC/Android phone user remains impossible to perform the infected machine. If you lack professional knowledge on computer technology, or if it is your Android phone that get locked down, it is not recommended to follow the steps on your own. VilmaTech online support is always there to offer instant help if you consult us.

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