Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware removal

  gerryp25 23:11 06 May 2013

Hi, went on my netbook at the weekend don't usually use it and found this nasty beast of (virus, malware )?. Has anyone any idea how to get rid of it. I looked on Google and Youtube and some of the repairs were beyond my ability. I have run Avast and Malwarebytes anti malware which don't get rid of it. Any help please

  onthelimit1 10:51 07 May 2013

I've had no luck with System Restore with this virus - the only way I was able to shift it was with a bootable Kaspersky rescue disc. However, there do seem to be several variants of the bug, some of which can be removes with SR, so it's worth a try first.

  gerryp25 21:41 07 May 2013

Hi guys thanks for the interest, I have finished up by using recovery manager and sent it back to factory default settings, there was nothing on it of importance so I cut my losses and got rid of the malware this way. Lucky for me I don't usually use it but if it was my main computer I would be devastated. Thanks for replying

  onthelimit1 08:50 08 May 2013

This sort of incident does highlight the benefit of maintaining a backup if there are important files on a computer.

  T0SH 21:44 09 May 2013

The best way I have found to deal with this infection is to remove the drive from the infected machine, fit it into a suitable usb caddie ,then connect it to a clean machine with an updated copy of Malwarebytes installed , cancel any autorun, after the found new hardware installs drivers , use open or explore to list all the drives , identify the infected drive, use the right mouse click to select "Scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware"

It will take quite a long time to do a full scan but you do not have to watch it ,when it is done choose the remove option ,once it is done re-fit the drive it will boot up as normal with no PCEU pop up screens

Cheers HC

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