West Midlands Police Virus â€“ How to Remove Ukash Virus from Computers Thoroughly Published on December 4, 2013
General Knowledge about West Midlands Police Virus West Midlands Police virus displays a full screen accusation message by police of violation on laws stating no violent films should be downloaded, no bulk sending of emails are allowed, no copyrighted content should be possessed and no porn content should be visited. A fine of ÂŁ100 is prescribed to be submitted via Ukash or Paysafecard for the abolishment of accusation as well as the deprivation of liberty.
The blocked screen is commonly seen to be the result of visiting porn site, which effectively convinces victims that West Midlands Police sealed screen message is authentically issued by the police concerned and makes victims to hand over the non-existent ransom willingly. Few
cases happened to unblock target computers after the submission. However, West Midlands Police virus showed up after several hours to accuse for ransom even though no law-breaching activity had been made. Therefore, submitting as prescribed is no use in unblocking computers. Victims should remove West Midlands Police virus as soon as possible. If thereâ€™s any question especially posed by Windows XP owners, please feel free to live chat with VilmaTech Online Support for answers and help.
Risk Assessment on West Midlands Police Virus West Midlands Police virus, with high alert level, manages to make good use of vulnerability on web applications and system to initiate its fatal infiltration. As long as vulnerability, if any, being taken advantage, West Midlands Police virus is capable of blocking installed secure defenders from working properly by sending numerous numbers of connections to a target machine for significant consumption of resource, resulting in little resource being left available, which is way too sufficient to support proper running. As a consequence, West Midlands Police virus becomes able to further modify database without being interrupted, making it possible to scan the entire data stored on a target machine for information collection. The collected information will be made in duplicate, one of which is sent through backdoor to its appointed remote server, helping its cyber criminal gain huge profit out of the reselling of information; the other is hidden somewhere to make victims believe that the Ukash virus does wipe out personal data and submit the stated amount of money the next time they get blocked again. By modifications in database, West Midlands Police virus is not only capable of introducing in additional virus due to the backdoor it opens up, but also disabling build-in services, such as Safe Mode, System Restore, security defense and so on. To not putting extra work
in removing additional infections and to remove West Midlands Police virus quickly, it is advised to adopt manual method that has been proven to be effective. Refer to the steps below only if professional skills are available; otherwise, consult computer experts from VilmaTech Online Support for solutions exclusively suitable to concrete situation.
How to Remove West Midlands Police Virus from Computers Nowadays, with lock-up virus being improved ceaselessly, Safe Mode with Networking is usually being disabled. Thus it is time saving to remove West Midlands Police virus by entering Safe Mode with Command Prompt or entering into another user account, if any. Be noted that to remove items generated by West Midlands Police virus requires administrator right. •
Step one: Enter into another user account to disable Startup items generated by West Midlands Police virus.
Windows 8 a. Hold and press Alt+Ctrl+delete key combination to select “Task Manager” in the brought up window. b. Hit Enter key to find and tick items generated by West Midlands Police virus.
c. Press ‘Disable’ option. Windows 7/XP/Vista a. Press Win key and R key at once to bring up Search/ Run box.
b. Type ‘msconfig’ and hit Enter key to bring up a window with several tabs. c. Navigate to Startup tab to find and tick items generated by West Midlands Police virus.
d. Press ‘Disable All’ option.
Step two: Remove
West Midlands Police virus from database.
Windows 8 a. Hover mouse over lower right screen to enable Search charm and type ‘regedit’. b. Enter key follows up to bring up “Registry Editor”. c. Press and hold Ctrl+F to search for Winlogon.
d. Locate key labeled Shell in the right pane when results are given out.
e. If the healthy user account is guest, right click on Winlogon to select “Authority”/”Limit” (names can be different from OS). f. Click on the current guest user account to tick all box in the “Allow” column, press OK button to finish. g. Right click on Winlogon again to replace it with ‘explorer.exe’ to help remove West Midlands Police virus. Windows 7/XP/Vista a. Put ‘regedit’ in Run box and press Enter. b. Press and hold Ctrl+F to search for Winlogon. d. Locate key labeled Shell in the right pane when results are given out.
e. If the healthy user account is guest, right click on Winlogon to select “Authority”/”Limit” (names can be different from OS). f. Click on the current guest user account to tick all box in the “Allow” column, press OK button to finish. g. Right click on Winlogon again to replace it with ‘explorer.exe’ to help remove West Midlands Police virus.
Step three: Show hidden files to delete affiliates of West Midlands Police virus injected in kernel part.
Windows 8 a. Open Windows Explorer on Start Screen.
b. Select View tab on Windows Explorer window to tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ options. c. Navigate to Roaming folder and Temp folder respectively under C:Windows to remove files with abnormal name (such as serial numbers with random letters), Recycler folders containing West Midlands Police virus in all Disks. Windows 7/XP/Vista a. Get into ‘Control Panel’ from Start menu and search for ‘Folder Options’.
b. Under View tab to tick ‘Show hidden files and folders and nontick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ and then click ‘OK’. c. Navigate to Roaming folder and Temp folder respectively under C:Windows to remove files with abnormal name (such as serial numbers with random letters), Recycler folders containing West Midlands Police virus.
If one doesn’t have another user account, follow the below steps to create a new user account with administer right from CMD line. •
Step one: Enter into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Windows 8 a. Press Alt,Ctrl and delete key together when West Midlands Police virus is on screen. b. Hold shift key and click on power button at the right bottom in blue screen to select Restart. c. Highlight Troubleshoot with arrow keys and hit Enter key to bring up its window with options. d. Select Advanced options. e. Hit Restart button at the right bottom of the screen to hit F6
functional key to get into Safe Mode with Command Prompt in the next window.
Windows 7/XP/Vista a. Keep tapping on “F8 key” continuously as the computer is booting but before Windows launches.
b. Highlight “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” option with arrow keys in “Windows Advanced Options Menu” window. c. Press Enter key.
Step two: Create user account with administer right
Windows 7 a. Unfold Start menu to click open Control Panel. b. Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
c. Select User Accounts to choose ‘Manage another account’. d. On the next screen, select ‘Create a new account’. e. Type the name you want to name the user account. f. Tick ‘Administrator’ before clicking Create Account to finish creating a new administrative user account. Windows XP a. Unfold Start menu before clicking open Control Panel. b. Double click on ‘User Account’ to select ‘Create a new account’. c. Type a name for the new user account before clicking on ‘Next’. d. Tick ’Computer administrator’ before clicking ‘Create Account’. Windows Vista a. Hit Start menu to click open Control Panel. b. Select ‘Add or Remove User Accounts’ option to choose ‘Create a New Account’. c. Enter an account name, then select account type as administrator. d. Click ‘Create Account button’ to finish the process. Windows 8 a. Hover mouse over “Unpin” button to click open ‘Control Panel’.
b. Choose ‘Add a user’ under ‘Users’ section on the left pane. • •
If Windows Live id is available, use it to create a new account. Otherwise, click on ‘More about logon options’ to fill in the given form.
c. Then follow the on-screen hint to finish creating a user account.
Step three: Follow the same process depicted in the first section.
Conclusion: West Midlands Police virus copies itself to various directories, ensuring some key build-in services are disabled and affected to serve its will, which enables it to bypass detections and make random modifications in the kernel part of a machine to threaten victims into submitting money. When the target machine is compromised further, more infections and computer problems will be seen after the removal of West Midlands Police virus, such as search redirect virus, countless popup ads that completely ruin surfing experience, sluggish PC performance, etc.. Since anti-virus programs are restricted from functioning appropriately by West Midlands Police virus, it is recommended to adopt manual way for the removal. However, some computer skills are needed. If the choice goes to manual method but no computer skill is available, VilmaTech Online Support is always here ready to help.
Published on Dec 4, 2013
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