Ukash Virus Removal Guide

Ukash Virus is classified as ransomware, which is essentially malicious software which holds the computer ransom. The Ukash virus is available in different languages and presents itself to the user as a government entity asking for payment for a crime. One example would be the “Police Central e-crime unit” with the top line stating “this operating system is locked due to the violation of the laws of the United Kingdom (or Canada). The following violations were detected.” The software will then ask for payment through Ukash (which may be unusual). In addition, the ransomware will lock the computer to make it inaccessible to the user. The Ukash virus is essentially a scam and should be removed to stop further damage to the computer.

Since Ukash locks the computer, the only method is to boot the computer in safe mode with networking or use a boot cd. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and immediately press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options. The F8 key has to be pushed immediately after powering the computer on so that Windows doesn’t load. The following options will be shown:

Boot Menu

Safe mode with networking will allow the user to use the internet in safe mode while safe mode with command prompt will allow the user to use command prompt in safe mode. Once in safe mode, the user can work to remove the Ukash virus. Some versions of the malicious software will block safe mode; therefore, the user will need to find a boot cd to attempt a removal.

Once in safe mode with networking, the user can scan for removal of the malicious software. Below is our recommended removal tool for the Ukash virus. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

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The virus can also be removed manually. The challenge is that the virus uses a random file name, making it a challenge to find.

Stop the Ukash Virus Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters and numbers].exe

Remove the Ukash Virus Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\[random letters and numbers].exe

Please feel free to share a solution that you may have used to remove Windows Recovery. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.

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