How to remove The Specialist Crime Directorate virus

The Specialist Crime Directorate Ransomware is a malicious program- ransomware that is used by hackers to get users’ money. This program can be installed on your computer by a Trojan. So, the installations scheme is the following: you visit any malicious web-page and catch a Trojan, which installs ransomware in your system. If you are sure that this ransomware is on your computer, then you should just remove The Specialist Crime Directorate Ransomware from your computer.

remove specialist crime directorate virus

Ransomware is a very annoying program that is able to block your computer and disable your security software. It does not mean that your antivirus was not good, it just mean that ransomware is a very powerful infection.

It is impossible not to notice the presence of ransomware, because it blocks your computer and just shows a threatening message. You should not believe to the text that you can see in the message. Just remember that all the threats are not real and the official organization that is mentioned in the message has nothing in common with the fact that your computer is locked with this infection. The only right way from this situation is to find the instructions and remove The Specialist Crime Directorate Ransomware from your system. You also can use the removal instructions from this page.

Helpful Links

Note 1: Use this instructions to record Kaspersky Rescue Disk:
How to create Kaspersky Rescue Disc

Note 2: Use this instructions to run Kaspersky Windows Unlocker:
How to run Kaspersky Windows Unlocker

Note 3: Use this Removal Tool to clean all traces of The Specialist Crime Directorate Ransomware:

Manual Removal

  1. You should open Task Manager, pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Then you should select Processes tab and find there a process that have the name similar to the name of the malicious program. It can be the abbreviation of its name, its name shortened or just random name, consisting of different numbers. You should end this process.
  2. Then you should remove the following files on your computer:
    • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbardtx.ini
    • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarguid.dat
    • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarlog.txt
    • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarpreferences.dat
    • %AppData%[trojan name]toolbarstat.log

    You can just navigate these files and remove them, using two buttons: SHIFT+DELETE.

  3. Then you should remove the following registry entries:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuardCLSID
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[trojan name]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:’

    So, open Registry Editor, pressing Windows+R and typing regedit in the line. Do not forget to do the backup copy of the Registry, you can do it, right-clicking Computer in the Registry editor, select Export and save the file in the directory that you will remember. Then you should navigate the registry entries and delete them.

  4. Scan your computer for infections with any available antivirus program in order to remove The Specialist Crime Directorate Ransomware once and forever.

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