How to Remove The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus? (Ransomware Removal Guide)

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How to Remove The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus? (Ransomware Removal Guide)

Postby Frances » 2013-06-08 21:07


If your computer screen is locked and you are seeing a “ICE--The Cyber Crime Center--Your computer has been blocked” message, then your computer is infected with the infamous ransomware called ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus .


What is The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus?

The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus is categorized as a ransomware which is designed by cyber criminals to scam money from random computer users. Similar to the United States Courts Virus and Department of Justice Virus(DOJ Virus), The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus will lock down your computer screen and show you a message on the locked scree claiming that “The work on your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity”. Then there are more details about your possible violations of the law such as use or sharing of copyrighted files, use or distribution of pornographic files, visit the websites of terrorist groups, develop or distribution of virus programs etc. At the last of this notification it says that “To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300 USD”.


Screenshot of The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus:


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Take a close look at this fake message from The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus:


      ICE
      The ICE Cyber Crime Center
      Your computer has been blockedThe work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity.

      Possible violations are described below:
      Article -174. CopyrightImprisonment for the term of up to 2-5 years(The use or sharing of copyrighted files). A fine from 18,000 up to 23,000 USD

      Article - 183. PornographyImprisonment for the term of up to 2-3 years(The use of distribution of pornographic files). A fine from 18,000 up to 25,000 USD

      Article - 184. Pornography involving children (under 18 years)Imprisonment for the term of up to 10-15 years(The use or distribution of pornographic files). A fine from 20,000 up to 40,000 USD

      Article - 104. Promoting TerrorismImprisonment for the term of up to 25 years without appeal(Visiting the websites of terrorist groups). A fine from 35,000 up to 45,000 USD

      Article - 68. The distribution of virus programsImprisonment for the term of up to 2 years(The development or distribution of virus programs, which have caused harm to other computers). A fine from 15,000 to 28,000 USD
      ...

      To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300 USD.
      An attempt to unlock this computer by yourself will lead to the full formatting of the operating system. All the files, videos, photos, documents on your computer will be deleted.


Cyber criminals use the The ICE Cyber Crime Center title just to make computer users believe their online activities are illegal and cheat them to pay money for unlocking the screen, that is how the criminals scam money. To make those messages seems more true, The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus will show your IP address and your location even the webpage you are visiting before it locked screen. More worse, ransomware like The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus also capable of taking a control your web cam and showing you what is happening in your room. As a matter of fact, under no circumstances official government will do this like that and you should ignore those alerts and not pay the fine money like you told.



Computer users should remember that no official authorities such as FBI, Politie Office Central, or Departamento Para Combater O Cibercrime would collect their fine money by locking computer screen and asking pay the fine using MoneyPak or Paypal. “ICE--The Cyber Crime Center--Your computer has been blocked” is a scam, you should not trust it and definitely, you should not pay the fine money.


How can you get infected with this Virus?

This is a tricky Ransomware that can escape from all kinds of security tools. It may come to your system through the following ways:

    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

Similar Ransomware Threats:

Policía Nacional del Ecuador virus,The Cheshire Police Authority Virus,CashU ‘Computer Blocked’ Ransomware,South Yorkshire Police Ransomware,“This website has been blocked for you” Virus,RCMP Virus,AFP Virus,Lebanon Police Ransomware,FBI and ICSPA "Votre ordinateur a été verrouillé" Virus,Public Security Directorate virus,The Palestinian Civil Police Force Virus,The Kingdom of Jordan CashU Virus,The State of Qatar Ministry of Interior CashU virus,Morocco Sûreté Nationale virus,Interpol virus,Joint Chiefs of Staff "Computer blocked" MoneyPak,“You have 48 hours left to enter your payment”,FBI Computer Gesperrt Daten Verschlüsselt Virus,Department of Justice Virus $300 Scam,Moneygram Virus,FBI --“El ordenador se ha bloqueado y todos sus datos se cifran”,FBI Paypal,FBI "Tietokoneessa on lukittu ja kaikki tiedot on salattu",Bundeskriminalamt Pressestelle,FBI "Datamaskinen har blitt låst og alle dine data ble kryptert!",FBI Reloadit “Computer locked”,FBI“Uw computer is vergrendeld en alle gegevens zijn versleuteld”,Decrypt Protect,Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section,FBI Virus--FBI Moneypak, Politie Office Central,Departamento Para Combater O Cibercrime Ukash,United States Courts,ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam,Polizei Cybercrime Investigation Department Ukash Scam.


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The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Ransomware Removal Instructions Overview:

    OPTION 1 Remove The ICE Cyber Crime Center Ransomware Manually

    OPTION 2 Remove The ICE Cyber Crime Center Ransomware Automatically
      1 Restart your computer to 'Safe Mode with Networking' with a help of F8 button;
      2. Remove The ICE Cyber Crime Center virus using antimalwareAnvi Rescue Disk;
      3. Restart the system once again
      4. Remove The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus residual file with Cloud System Booster

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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 The ICE Cyber Crime Center 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 The ICE Cyber Crime Center 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 The ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus residual file with Cloud System Booster

    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 The ICE Cyber Crime Center $300 USD Scam Virus? (Ransomware Removal Guide)

Postby TheBoyDavid » 2013-08-06 20:29

This is one peach of a post which enabled me to rid my system of this particularly nasty infection.

I followed the excellent and immaculately detailed instructions to access System Restore via Safe Mode, entered the advised code and it worked a treat.

The time and care it must have taken to put this post together is not lost on me, Frances - I take my hat off to you and express my heartfelt thanks.

It also introduced me to the Anvisoft Smart Defender software which I'd never heard of before and which I now have installed.

Great post - thank you so much!

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