Remove Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU)

Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) is a malicious software (Trojan Ransomware) that is locking your computer, and posing as an official notice from a law enforcement agency, claims that the your PC has been determined to have visited illegal websites.In reality, none of what Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) is reporting is real, and the alert is only used to scare you into paying for a non-existing fine and stealing your personal financial information.

We strongly advise you to follow our Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) removal guide and ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.Under no circumstance should you send any any money to this cyber criminals as this could lead to identity theft.

If you’ve got a Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) infection , you’ll be seeing this screens :

 [Image: Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU)]

Removal guide for Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU)

We will be using the Kaspersky Rescue Disk Bootable CD to clean the Windows registry and to perform a system scan to remove the malicious files.
What you’ll need to perform this removal guide :

  1. A computer with Internet access.
  2. 1 blank DVD or CD
  3. 1 DVD/CD Burner
  4. Software which can create a bootable CD –  http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
  5. A copy of the latest Kaspersky Rescue Disc from here –  http://rescuedisk.kaspersky-labs.com/rescuedisk/updatable/
  6. About 1 -2  hours depending on how much data you have on C:

STEP 1: Download and create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk CD

  1. Download the Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISOimage from below.
    KASPERSKY RESCUE DISK DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new page from where you can download Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO)
  2. Download ImgBurn, a software that will help us create this bootable disk.
    IMGBURN DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new page from where you can download ImgBurn)
  3. You can now insert your blank DVD/CD in your burner.
  4. Install ImgBurn by following the prompts and then start this program.
  5. Click on the Write image file to disc button.
    Create bootable CD step1
  6. Under ‘Source’ click on the Browse for file button, then browse to the location where you previously saved the Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO file.(kav_rescue_10.iso)
    Create bootable CD step2
  7. Click on the big Write button.
    Create bootable CD step3
  8. The disc creation process will now start and it will take around 5-10 minutes to complete.

STEP 2:Configure the computer to boot from CD-ROM

  1. Use the Delete or F2 keys, to load the BIOS menu.Information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot:
    Boot into Bios
  2. In your PC BIOS settings select the Boot menu and set CD/DVD-ROM as a primary boot device.
    Boot into BIOS Step2
  3. Insert your Kaspersky Rescue Disk and restart your computer.

STEP 3:Boot your computer from Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  1. Your computer will now boot from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk,and you’ll be asked to press any key to proceed with this process
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 1
  2. In the start up wizard window that will open, select your language using the cursor moving keys. Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2
  3. On the next screen, select Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Graphic Mode then press ENTER.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 3
  4. The End User License Agreement of Kaspersky Rescue Disk will be displayed on the screen. Read carefully the agreement then press the C button on your keyboard.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 4
  5. Once the actions described above have been performed, the Kasprsky operating system will start.

STEP 4: Launch Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker to remove the Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) virus malicious registry changes

Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) has modified your Windows system registry so that when you’re trying to boot your computer it will instead launch his lock screen.To remove this malicious registry changes we need to use the Kasersky WindowsUnlocker from Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

  1. Click on the Start button located in the left bottom corner of the screen and select the Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk WindowsUnlocker 1
    Alternatively you can select Terminal and in the command prompt type windowsunlocker and then press Enteron the keyboard.
  2. A white colored console window will appear and will automatically start loading the registry files for scanning and disinfection. The whole process will take only a couple of seconds and after this process you should be able to boot your computer in normal mode.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk WindowsUnlocker 2

STEP 5:Scan your system with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  1. Click on the Start button located in the left bottom corner of the screen and select the Kaspersky Rescue Disk then click on My Update Center and press Start update.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 1
  2. When the update process has completed, the light at the top of the window will turn green, and the databases release date will be updated.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 2
  3. Click on the Objects Scan tab, then click Start Objects Scanto begin the scan.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 3
  4. If any malicious items are found, the default settings are to prompt you for action with a red popup window on the bottom right. Delete is the recommended action in most cases but we strongly recommend that you try first to disinfect , and if it doesn’t work chose to quarantine the infected files just to be on the safe side.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 5
  5. When all detected items have been processed and removed, the light in the window will turn green and the scan will show as completed.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 7
  6. When done you can close the Kaspersky Rescue Disk window and use the Start Menu to Restart the computer.

STEP 6: Download and scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE to remove any left over malicious files from your computer.

  1. Download and run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE
    [Image: Download malwarebytes]
  2. Install Mawlarebytes Anti-Malware by following the prompts. Do not make any changes to the default installation settings and do not restart your computer if asked so.
    [Image: Scan with Malwarebytes S1]
  3. On the Scanner tab,please select Perform full scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for any possible infections.
    [Image: Scan with Malwarebytes S2]
  4. When the scan is finished click the ‘OK‘ button and then you will be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.
    Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Scan with Malwarebytes S3]
  5. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start removing the malicious files.
    If during the removal process Malwarebytes will display a message stating that it needs to reboot, please allow this request.

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove Canadian Security Intelligence Service from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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  • jon

    Hi there,

    followed all instructions to the letter, ran windowsunlocker, but my pc is still locked. Any suggestions?

    thanks.

  • http://Website bryan

    Done this but the c: drive did not show up. So shut pc down to retry. Dose the click english and accepted the agrement then the scree just stays blank. Plz help my email is savage_80@hotmail.com

    • http://malwaretips.com Jack

      Did you run Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker?
      Is your Windows OS installed on the C: drive?