How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

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How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby Frances » 2013-04-27 22:41


Did your PC locked by Interpol Virus? If you are among those got infected with Interpol Virus and do not know how to remove it from your computer, then you come to the right place. This post mainly shows Interpol Virus removal guide. Learn more here and remove this ransomware from your computer.


What is Interpol Virus?

Interpol virus is a newly released Ukash ransomware viruses developed by cyber criminal to scam money from random computer users. Interpol virus is targeted users from European and North American countries. The Interpol virus will lock users computer screen and claim that users are doing some illegal activity such as watching and distributing copyrighted content, which violating the law. Then it tells users they need to pay a fine of 100 euros to get their computer unlocked.

A sreenshot of Interpol Virus

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How your computer get infected with Interpol virus?

Interpol ransomware virus usually comes to users computer through several means, such as:

1 > Open the unknown email and click the strange link attached in it or download the attachment contains a virus
2 > Open the unknown website and click the malicious link on it
3 > Download free applications and movies from the Internet

Keep in mind that Interpol Department of Cybercrime or other official institution doesn’t collect their fines in this way – they don’t lock computers down and then ask to make a payment through Ukash. If you have been disabled by such alert, follow the tips listed below and remove Interpol virus:


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Interpol Ransomware Removal Instructions Overview:


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Option 1 Safe Mode with Command Prompt System Restore

If you can boot your computer into Safe Mode, please refer to the following tutorial.

STEP 1 Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

During the start, keep pressing F8key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter.

Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as administrator)

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Once the Command Prompt appears you only have few seconds to type explorer and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.

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Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:
Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter

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Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.

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STEP 2 Scan your computer with antimalware program Anvi Smart Defender

Download and install Anvi Smart Defender to remove all threats detected and reboot your PC. A good antivirus program can prevent your computer from getting those similar infection in future. We highly recommend you to install your computer with a legitimate antivirus/antimalware program. Anvi Smart Defender can provide computers with real-time, smart and powerful protection against viruses, Trojans, adware, spyware, ransomware, rogueware, bots and other online threats.

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OPTION 2 Remove Interpol Virus Ransomware Automatically using antimalware Anvi Rescue Disk

STEP 1 Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with networking.

    During the start, keep pressing F8key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter.

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    Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as administrator)


Step 2 Remove Interpol virus using antimalware Anvi Rescue Disk

    Anvi Rescue Disk is a brand-new blockbuster developed by Anvisoft to help users remove ransomware infection. If your computer is locked up due to ransomware infection and even unable to boot into safe mode, then you may need this powerful ransomware killer–Anvi Rescue Disk to save your computer OS.


    Download the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site.


    Please be patient while downloading.

    1 Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.

    Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before use it to record the iso image.

    Locate your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.

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    Select the path of USB drive, such as drive H:

    Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

    Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to USB drive when you get following message.

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    Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.


    2 Start your infected computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk. Basically, you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.
    For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load theBIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.


    3 After you enter Anvisoft Rescue Disk menu, please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.

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    4 Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.


    5 Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.

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    6 Clicking “Fix Now” to remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.

    7 Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.

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    8 Now your computer should be clean and rescued from the virus infection. Please restart your computer into the normal Windows mode.

    Please note, some ransomware infection variant is seriously persistent, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender in the rescue disk menu when the scan and repair is finished just as shown in below picture:

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    In the prompt window, click Yes button to download and install Anvi Smart Defender and perform a full scan to ensure all possible files of the infection is removed.

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for help.

    To prevent the computer from infecting by such ransomware or related Trojans, please ensure you get proper protection on your computer and you may just keep the Anvi Smart Defender for this. Safe and direct download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/

Step 3 Restart the system once again,it will be right now.


Step 4 Remove Interpol Virus residual file with Cloud System Booste

    To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking download link below:


    After the download and install, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)

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    Good luck and be safe online.
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Re: How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby Cal America » 2013-09-05 19:07

I did everything this guide says to do and when it finished the "scan computer" it found no threats. It did fix some stuff when I went to the "repair" step.

I rebooted the computer normally, like the guide says, and the interpol screen came up again.

Are there files that need to be updated?

What else can I try? This interpol virus has locked up two of our computers.
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Re: How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby Ivy » 2013-09-06 3:40

Cal America wrote:I did everything this guide says to do and when it finished the "scan computer" it found no threats. It did fix some stuff when I went to the "repair" step.

I rebooted the computer normally, like the guide says, and the interpol screen came up again.

Are there files that need to be updated?

What else can I try? This interpol virus has locked up two of our computers.



Hi and welcome to Anvisoft forum. I apologize for any inconvenience or troubles.

Anvi Rescue Disk fail to detect the virus infection that you are still experiencing the same problem. Have you try the option one method to recover your computer?

By the way, there are many version of Interpol virus ransomware infection, could you take a photo of your lockscreen that we will try our best to collect the virus sample
and analyse it?

We are looking forward to hear from you soon.

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Re: How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby TomCass » 2014-01-29 10:43

I recently had similar issues with removing the Interpol virus and found the following work around.

A few details about my system first
Windows XP Professional SP3
Dell Optiplex 170L (PC) (old I know : )

I had also tried various removal tools including anvisoft without successful removal of the Interpol virus.

1. Restart your computer.
2. When the computer reboots and the desktop appears (icons, start menu etc), press the power button on the PC (don't hold it down, just a quick press, like when starting your computer).
This initiates a system shutdown and on my PC killed the lock screen.

3. Other dialog boxes then appear asking you to end more processes.
4. Prevent the system from shutting down by clicking the close dialog button (x) on any one of those end process dialog boxes that appear.

I was then able to access my system as normal, download and install malware software which this time found and repaired the infected files ( previous scans using boot CDs had either failed to find anything or had found only a small number, around 11, infected files).

Hope this helps anyone out there who is infected with this really really annoying virus :- )
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Re: How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby nubo » 2014-05-21 0:08

hi there.

i just booted a infected pc up with the usb bootdisk, ran the scan, there was nothing, ran the regity thing, there was a few things, removed them, rebooted, and the virus is still there.
what else can i do ?
it's a olh HP with win 7 on it.

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Re: How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby Ivy » 2014-05-21 0:26

Hi Nubo,

Thank you for contacting Anvisoft. I apologize for any problem caused to you.

I am afraid that the virus detected and repaired by Anvi Rescue Disk may have nothing to do with the Interpol virus,
thus you still experience the PC-lock screen virus when you reboot your computer.

Could you please try alternative rescue disk to repair your problem?

I would like to recommend you use Kapersky rescue disk to kill the ransomware virus and unlock your computer.


To get the rescue disk file, please go to link below and download the latest version of rescue disk 10 to recover your computer.

http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk#downloads

The usage of Kapersky rescue disk is similar to Anvi Rescue disk. Please have a try.

Or you can use the AVG Rescue CD to recover your operating system.

http://www.avg.com/ww-en/226386


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Re: How to Remove Interpol virus? (Ransomware Removal guide)

Postby nubo » 2014-05-21 9:46

Hi.

Thanks for your reply, ill have a go with those 2 others, and ill let you know if i have any luck.

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