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Thursday, August 15, 2013

How to Get Rid of PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite)

 What Is PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite)?

Your screen may have been locked by PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite). When you boot your computer, PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) page pops up stating that “your operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom. The following violation detected: this IP address was used to visit web sites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia and child abuse, your computer also contains video files with Pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography. Spam messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer. This computer lock is aimed to stop your illegal activity. To unlock the computer, you are obliged to pay a fine of 100 pounds.”

Many computer users will be scared because it will display your ID and take a picture of your room with the camera sometimes. However, PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) is a screen locker ransom virus which tries to collect money from ignorant users. It alerts the registry entries of system and disables the anti-virus programs. Therefore, it can be launched automatically whenever you boot your computer, and replace your desktop so that you cannot do anything of it.

PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) Is A Tricky Ransom Virus

1. It attacks your computer sneakily;

2. It locks your screen and tries to ransom money from users;

3. It alerts system registry entries and changes the startup items;

4. You cannot do anything to remove it because it replaces your screen.

Guide to remove PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite)

Since PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) covers your whole screen, and you cannot get your desktop and scan your computer and remove the virus with your anti-virus program, the only way to get rid of it is to remove it manually. Follow the step-by-step guide to remove PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) manually.

1. Restart your computer and keep pressing F8 key before Windows launches. Use the arrow keys to select the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then hit ENTER key to continue.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del or Ctrl+Shift+Esc combination to open Windows Task Manager and end PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite)  processes.

If it does not work, please click the Start button, click the Run option, input taskmgr and press OK. The Windows Task Manager should be open.

3. Go to Computer Control Panel from Start menu and open Folder Options. Click View and then tick "Show hidden files and folders" and untick "Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)". Then press OK.

4. Tap Windows+R keys together to haul out the Run window, then type in regedit and press Ok. When you have Registry Editor opened, track and delete the following registry values created by PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite).

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

5. Search for and get rid of the following PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) related files.


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Note: Manual removal refers to key parts of computer system. Any error step may lead to system crash. Online tech expert is recommended to help you remove the PCeU(Police Central e-crime Unite) virus if you don’t have sufficient expertise in dealing with the removal.

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