European Cybercrime Centre Virus Removal Guide

Do you know what European Cybercrime Centre Virus is?

About 30 cases of new ransomware infections have been detected recently. The majority of them are referred to as European Cybercrime Centre Virus because of the emblem of European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) that appears on almost all the interfaces generated by the Urausy Trojan.

It is impossible not to notice European Cybercrime Centre Virus on the PC because of the full-screen message that blocks your access to the desktop. The threat is already known in such countries as the U.S., Australia, Canada, and the majority of European countries, and every interface contains the logos of the local police, not to mention the ECS which is present to convince the computer user that he/she is dealing with highly authoritative institutions. For example, the fraudulent warning in the U.S. contains the emblem of Interpol and Cybercrime Division; hence, malware researcher tagged it as FBI Cybercrime Division Virus, whereas Finnish version of the infection is simply called Suomen Poliisi Virus.
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The same European Cybercrime Centre Virus has different interfaces that are presented to computer users in various countries. The main reason why this is done is to trick as many people as possible so that they pay the so-called fines that are said to unlock the computer. Below you will find an excerpt that presents how the user is being tricked into paying a specific sum of money given in the simulated notification:

When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account.

Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations.

In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.

The fine can be required to be paid via MoneyPak, Ukash, or Pasafecard, which you should not do as the removal of the virus is the only appropriate option that you should choose in order to deal with European Cybercrime Centre Virus. It does not matter in what country you live – if your screen displays a warning presenting your local or international authoritative institutions such as Interpol, FBI, International Cyber Security Protection Alliance, or any other, do not fall into belief that the notification is legitimate before checking its source.

In case your computer is affected by European Cybercrime Centre Virus, you should install a reliable spyware removal tool which can remove all types of malware and safeguard the system. Follow our advice and use SpyHunter as this tool can easily remove the threat in question and prevent similar instances. Note that the application should be installed according to the following instructions so that the installer is not blocked by the virus.

How to install SpyHunter and remove European Cybercrime Centre Virus

Windows Vista/7

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Tap the F8 key as soon as the BIOS screen disappears.
  3. Use the up and down arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Go to and download SpyHunter.
  5. Run the installer and scan the PC to remove European Cybercrime Centre Virus.

Windows XP

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Tap the F8 key after the BIOS screen disappears.
  3. Using the arrow keys, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Click Yes on the dialog box.
  5. Open the Start menu.
  6. Launch Run.
  7. Type “msconfig” in the field given and press OK.
  8. Under the Startup tab, click on the Disable All button and then select Apply.
  9. Download SpyHunter.
  10. Restart the computer.
  11. Run the installer of SpyHunter and terminate the infection.

In non-techie terms:

European Cybercrime Centre Virus is a ransomware infection which locks the system down to make you think that you are dealing with a law enforcement agency. Do not pay attention to the wording of the message displayed and remove the infection.

Aliases: EC3 Virus.