How to Get Rid of Interpol Malware – Remove Interpol Virus

By | February 26, 2015

I seem to have been infected by a malware – it’s locked up my browser (Chrome) and throws up a popup masquerading as Interpol saying that it has taken control of my computer and demands a $300 payment. I would appreciate any advice on how to get rid of this thing.

What do you know about Interpol Virus

Interpol Virus is a dangerous ransomware which is capable to lock your computer or browser and ask you to pay for a fine to unlock your computer. It is created by the cyber criminals to scare the victims for money. Interpol Virus can affect Windows system such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. Once Interpol Virus installed, it will change the computer setting such as system files and registry entries and start up setting. 

Interpol virus screenshot

When the computer boots up, Interpol virus will activate automatically at the background. There are two kinds of Interpol virus. One of them will lock the PC desktop and the other one will only lock your browser. For the former one, Interpol virus will pop up automatically to stop you from accessing any processes when you launch onto the desktop. For the later one, it will hijack and lock your browser so that you cannot control your browser.

However, you hsould not pay for the money. It is suggested to immediately stop Interpol Virus processes and remove the infection from the computer. It is recommended to scan the computer with an powerful antivirus program like Spyhunter and keep it on computer to block further infections. You can refer the guide below.

Two effective methods to remove Interpol Virus permanently from your computer system

1. Remove Interpol Virus manually.

2. Remove Interpol Virus by using SpyHunter anti-malware.

Detail instruction:

 

Method one: Manually remove Interpol Virus

A. First start your computer and get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press ENTER>

safe mode with networking

B. Follow the steps to continue

Step 1.Disable any suspicious startup items that are made by Interpol Virus

Windows Vista or Windows7: click start menu→type msconfig in the search bar → open System Configuration →Disable all possible startup items generated.

Step 2. Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files.

(1).Click the Start button and choose Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, to find Folder Options then double-click on it.

(2).In the pop-up dialog box, click the View tab and uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended).

(3). Clean all the malicious files about this infection as below.

%AllUsersProfile%\{random.exe\
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\
%AllUsersProfile%\random.exe
%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\random.exe
%Temp%\random.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\random

Step 4. Delete related malicious registry entries .

Open Registry Editor by pressing Window+R keys together.(another way is clicking on the Start button and choosing Run option, then typing into Regedit and pressing Enter. )

registry editor

Delete all the vicious registries as below:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\<random>Software
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\supWPM
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wpm
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Default_Page_URL" = 
"http://www.<random>.com/?type=hp&ts=<timestamp>&from=tugs&uid=<hard drive id>"

 

Method two: Automatically get rid of Interpol Viruswith Spyhunter

SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application that designed to assist the average computer user in protecting their PC from malicious threats like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, dialers, spyware,etc. To keep SpyHunter Anti-malware on your computer is an important way to protect your computer in a good condition. Please find the instruction as follow.

A. First start your computer and get into the safe mode with networking

<Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8″ key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press ENTER>

safe mode with networking

B. Follow the steps to continue

Step one: Click the icon to download SpyHunter removal tool

download Spyhunter2

Step two: Install Spyhunter.

Open spyh File sph-setup-win7 spyhunter installed

Step three: After the installation, run SpyHunter and click “Malware Scan” button to have a full or quick scan on your PC.

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Step four: Select the detected malicious files after your scanning and click “Remove” button to clean up all viruses.

remove all threats

Note: Manually removal is a tough job since there are many related files need to detect and remove. Some files will be hidden so that you cannot find them out and remove completely. If you have been spend much time on manually removal but still cannot fit this problem, you are highly recommended to download Spyhunter antivirus software here to remove Interpol Virus and other threats from your system once for all.

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