Council of Europe is a ransomware virus. Council of Europe Virus blocks internet access of computer. It shows user has violated the law and computer is been blocked from accessing any site. It asks user to pay fine.

Council of Europe Virus
Internet access is temporarily blocked.
The Provisions of the fight against sexual exploitation of children and child pornography on the Internet complies with the provisions of an EU Council decision from December 2003. It gives the police powers to arrest those who are responsible for child online pornography, calls for the creation of the National Centre to combat child pornography on the Internet and establishes the Internet Service Providers have a legal obligation to adopt a filtering system to avoid access to sites censored by the Centre. To unlock access to the Internet, we need to establish you identity and submit your personal information to the registry.
To verify your identity we need more information. Please enter your credit card information, we will deduct from your credit card 0.01 EUR and return them back within an hour. With this verification procedure, we can identify you and add your personal information to the registry, access to the Internet will be unlocked.

It asks for payment in Euro. You should not provide your credit card information. Since your browser is blocked you cannot perform any other action on computer. Here is the guide designed to remove this Council of Europe Virus.

Method 1: Using Software to remove Council of Europe Virus
Method 2: Manually Council of Europe virus via registry and windows files
Method 3: Council of Europe virus via removal YouTube video

Council of Europe Virus removal guide :

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Step 1:Print out these instructions as you will need to shut down the computer in next step. Need help call us at: 800-518-8533

Step 2:Now power down the Council of Europe virus infected computer and wait for 30 Seconds before you turn on.

Step 3:Now please turn ON the computer and immediately keep hitting F8 until you see WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU as shown below.
Windows F8 Key

Step 4:In the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU, go down to the SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING using the arrow keys on the board. Then press ENTER on the keyboard. This will take your computer to Safe mode. Safe Mode will cause the display and desktop icons to appear changed. This is normal. No need to Panic as it is due to Council of Europe virus.
Safe mode Option

Step 5Now we must end all the processes that belong to Council of Europe virus so that it does not interfere with your ability clear your computer. Inspector-[Random Characters].exe and Protector-[Random Characters].exe are the processed that needs to be stopped. To do this we need to download Rkill, developed by Bleepingcomputer to help stop the computer process of Council of Europe virus. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box.
Run command Prompt

Step 6Now type “iexplore.exe” and hit the OK button.

Step 7:Save the Rkill.exe on your desktop. Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. You will see a black MS DOS dialog box. Now it will kill all the processes of Council of Europe virus. It will take several minute before a Notepad file containing log information on what Rkill found will open. You may review it and close notepad file.

Step 8:Now you are ready to removal all the infection related to Council of Europe virus. For that you need to use Malwarebytes software. It is a very popular malware and spyware removal application. Now please hold down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously to open RUN dialog box. Type “iexplore.exe” and hit the OK button.

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Step 9:Save the mbam.exe on your desktop. Double click the Malwarebytes icon and run mbam.exe. Now the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE dialog box will appear. Select your preferred language and hit press OK button.
Malwarebytes Language

Step 10:The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show blow screen Hit the NEXT button to continue.
Malwarebytes Wizard

Step 11:Now the LICENSE AGREEMENT screen will appear as shown. Accept the agreement and hit NEXT button.
Malwarebytes License Agreement

Step 12:Now the Information screen will appear. Click on next button and continue following the steps.
Council of Europe virus- Malwarebytes Information

Step 13:SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear now. You can choose the location where Malwarebytes can be installed. We recommend choosing the default location as shown then click NEXT button.
Council of Europe virus - Malwarebytes Install path

Step 14:Now the SELECT START MENU FOLDER screen will appear. Let the default as it is and click NEXT button.
Council of Europe Virus removal guide - Malwarebytes Folder

Step 15:Now the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS screen will appear. If you want a Desktop Icon or Quick Launch icon then check appropriate boxes.

Step 16:READY TO INSTALL screen will come next. Hit the INSTALL button to install Malwarebytes.
Council of Europe virus - Ready to Install

Step 17:In this step let the UPDATE and LAUNCH checked as it is to update the application with latest malware definition to capture all the malwares then click FINISH button.

Step 18:Once update is done then Scanner screen will launch. Make sure to select PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected to clean up Council of Europe virus infection. Click on SCAN button to start the scan.
full scan

Step 19:Now choose the local drives that you want to scan from the dialog box and click SCAN button.
Council of Europe virus - drive

Step 20:Be patient as the scan will take several minutes before it cleans up Council of Europe virus infection. Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK button to close the box then click SHOW RESULTS button.
drive selection

Step 21:From results dialog box choose REMOVE SELECTED button to remove all the infections found. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affected by Council of Europe virus and add them to the quarantine.
Council of Europe virus- quarantine

Step 22:Malwarebytes may require you to reboot the PC to complete the Council of Europe virus (Removal Steps). After completions reboot your computer Malwarebytes will be launched, please follow the instructions on the screen and continue the removal process. Once everything is clean out a log will be open created by Malwarebytes. Please reviewed it and closed it. Now your computer should be free of Council of Europe virus. Enjoy.
Council of Europe virus- Complete

Step 23:Keep Antivirus up to date and active. If you do not have antivirus then we offer antivirus software at this link

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Technical Details of Council of Europe virus files :
You may need to delete following Council of Europe virus files :

%windows%\system32\drivers\Council of Europe.sys
%Desktop%\Council of Europe.lnk
%CommonPrograms%\Council of Europe.lnk
%DesktopDir%\Council of Europe.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Council of Europe \Uninstall Council of Europe
%appdata %\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Templates\
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Council of Europe.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Council of Europe.lnk
%LocalAppdata %\Council of Europe virus\uninstall\Council of Europe virus.lnk
%program files%\NPSWF32.dll

Also please check following registry file infected by Council of Europe virus:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Council of Europe
HKU\Sokolow Family\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell
GuardSoftware = %AppData%\[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpUXSrv.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MSASCui.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\CustomizeSearch=site address
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\Search Bar=site address
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Council of Europe

Council of Europe Virus removal guide (how to remove it using YouTube Video) :

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Symptoms of Council of Europe virus:

This virus asks for providing credit card information.
It tells users for violating law.
It blocks internet access.
This virus is also known as linkup virus.

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Antivirus Protection to Council of Europe Virus removal guide

Council of Europe Virus removal guide and Safety Tips:

1. Run the Malwarebytes using these steps to Council of Europe Virus removal guide
2. Make sure your computer is up to date with windows updates.
3. Make sure Windows Firewall is enable.
4. Install reputable and commercial Council of Europe Virus removal guide .
5. Keep the Antivirus active and current
6. Call tech support help line: 1-800-518-8533 if you are unable remove this infection or have any question or concern.

17 Thoughts on “Council of Europe Virus removal guide

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  7. George Francis on February 10, 2014 at 5:20 am said:

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  8. Kennedy Otieno on February 9, 2014 at 5:39 am said:

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  9. Andrew Hall on February 7, 2014 at 12:27 pm said:

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  11. Meyrick Pringle on February 6, 2014 at 7:24 am said:

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  12. Adrian Kuiper on February 6, 2014 at 7:24 am said:

    this worked so well though it took ages and a couple of downloads to find the Council of Europe Virus. Thank you so much, almost had a heart attack when virus popped up!!

  13. Peter Kirsten on February 6, 2014 at 7:23 am said:

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  14. Andrew Hudson on February 6, 2014 at 7:23 am said:

    Thanks a lot .Its really helping ,I used dis for my boss laptop and he was so happy ..He was willing to pay 100 Euors fine but he didnot pay me anything.

  15. Hansie Cronje on February 6, 2014 at 7:22 am said:

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  16. Tertius Bosch on February 6, 2014 at 7:22 am said:

    Good stuff. Thanks for sharing with me.

  17. John Traicos on February 6, 2014 at 7:21 am said:

    This Council of Europe virus blocks my internet access of my computer. It shows me message the law and computer is been blocked from accessing any site. and It asks me pay fine. but one of my friend suggested me this steps and site. i followed one by one steps and finally i successes…….

    Thanks For Your time for posing… this awesome artical :)

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