How to Remove ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus (Ransomware removal guide)?

Computer is blocked by ICE Cyber Crimes Center? This computer lock asks you to pay a fine of $400 to unlock your computer? Is it real or a scam? Should you really pay a ransom to rescue your computer? All of the questions can be answered in the following article. Read more.
 

What is ICE Cyber Crime Center (Ransomware Description)?

 
Before this computer lock comes up to you, you may never know there is an agency called ICE Cyber Crime Center which sounds like a government organization. The ICE Cyber Crime Center blocks your computer for you did illegal online activities and asks you pay a fine of $400 with 48 hours. Otherwise you will be put into jail. The so-called illegal online activities comprise the use or distribution of pornographic files and use of unlicensed software. However, it is totally a scam!
 

 
In the reality, the ICE Cyber Crime Center is classified ransomware like FBI Moneypak Virus. Sometimes, it attacks the computer when users watching videos online. It pops up a window warning users to pay a fine within 48 hours. It scares users into paying money for their illegal online activities such as watching and distributing pornographic pictures or videos. Some victims who indeed watch pornographic videos or pictures ore easily fall into the trap. Moreover, this ransomware will also be possible to take a picture of a victim through the webcam on the computer to further defraud the trust of victims. In fact, it is just malicious software created by Hackers to hijack user resources and properties. This ransomware disables multiple files such as documents, e-mails, database, source code, images and so on in the manner of encryption. It enters the system via a downloaded file or vulnerability in a network service.
 
However, even though you really pay a ransom to the cyber criminals, your computer will not be unlocked yet. Always keep in mind that authoritative institutions, such as FBI will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities. As long as you encounter such similar situation, you should get rid of it without hesitation.
 

How to Remove ICE Cyber Crime Center Virus?

 
Method 1- Restore Windows to a previous state through System Restore
Method 2- Remove the Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk
 

Method 1- Restore Windows to a previous state through System Restore

 
System restore can return your computer system to a time before your computer is infected on the basis of not damaging data files. Based on the Windows feature, the ICE Cyber Crime Center can be removed completely.
 

step 1

Reboot your computer to Safe Mode with Command Prompt

 
Restart your PC, press and hold F8 during the start to enter in Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
 
Computer has one operating system installed: press and hold F8 before the Windows logo appears, If the Windows logo appears, try again by waiting until the Windows logon prompt appears.
 
Computer has more than one operating system: use the arrow keys to highlight the operating system you want to start in safe mode, and then press F8.
 

step 2

Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt option

 
On the Windows Advanced Options Menu, use the arrow keys on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option, and hit Enter key.
 

 

step 3

Operate at a command prompt window

 
Windows 8: type C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe, and press Enter.
Windows XP: type C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe, and then press Enter.
Windows 7/vista: type C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe, and press Enter.
 

 

step 4

Start restore system

 
The System Restore utility will start, and you need to select a restore point previous to this infection.
 

 

step 5

Perform a system scan with Anvi Smart Defender to remove malicious files from your machine

 
After finishing System Restore, you should boot your computer in windows normal mode and perform a system scan with Anvi Smart Defender to remove malicious files from your machine.
 
Anvi Smart Defender is a powerful malicious software removal tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on. The light and smart swordfish scan engine will not consume extra resources to influence the operation of the computer. This defender can perform a quick scan, full scan, custom scan and cloud scan. The cloud scan allows users to upload the suspicious files to be analyzed on the server. In addition, it is integrated with system optimization function to speed up the computer.
 
Anvi Smart Defender official site: http://www.anvisoft.com/smart-defender.html
 
1. Install the free or paid version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-Malware software
 
Note:
Free version users: please update the database following the prompt.
Existing version users: please update the software by navigating to Settings > Update tab.
 
2. Launch the program
3. Scan the malware infecting the computer system
 

 
4. Check out the detailed results and remove the malicious files once and for all
 
Click on View Details to see detailed results and click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your system.
 

 

Method 2- Remove the Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk

 
If you have difficult to boot your computer into Safe Mode with Command Prompt option or have no System Restore point on your system, we highly recommend you to use Anvi Rescue Disk to bypass this infection and scan the malicious files. It is a little bit of complicated, please read the following steps in full patiently.
 
A video of removing this ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk!
 

 

step 1

Prepare a clean computer and a USB drive

 
Download Anvi Rescue Disk from the clean computer.
Anvisoft official site: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip
 

step 2

Insert the USB drive and burn Rescue.iso to it

 
Find the your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it, click on Choose File button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.
 

 
Choose the path of USB drive, and click on Start burning to burn the Rescue.iso to the USB drive.
 
After successfully burning the Rescue.iso, the following window will pop up and restart your computer with USB drive.
 

 

step 3

Restart the computer from the Anvi Rescue Disk

 
Unplug the USB drive form the clean computer, plug it into the infected computer and restart the computer from the Anvi Rescue Disk.
 

 
Press any key to enter the Anvi Rescue Disk.
 

step 4

Start the Anvi Rescue Disk by double clicking on the Rescue icon

 

 

step 5

Kill the ransomware

 
Select Full Scan button to perform full scan on your computer and remove the ransomware.
 

 

step 6

Remove the detected threat

 
A few seconds later, detailed results will be displayed on your screen. Click the Fix Now button to get rid of the detected threat.
 

 

step 7

Rescue system and fix windows registry

 
Hit the Repair button to rescue system and fix windows registry, unplug the USB drive and reboot your PC.
 

 

step 8

Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster

 
After the ransomware virus removal, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
 
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster
 
download
 
2. Run the Cloud System Booster
 
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.
 

 
Tips for optimization
 
Anvi Ultimate Defrag newly developed by Anvisoft team is designed to integrate four common functions of repairing disk errors, cleaning up junk files, defragging and optimizing the hard disk drive volumes. It is light to install and efficient to defrag. The Anvi Ultimate Defrag is featured with offering four different defragmentation modes including Normal Mode, Home Mode, Business Mode and Entertainment Mode. It results in serving for better disk defrag as per user’s need.
 
Anvi Ultimate Defrag: http://www.anvisoft.com/ultimate-defrag.html

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  • Eric

    Tried this…got anvisoft to work and it said it repaired everything…Now when I log into windows I get the blue screen of death. Help!

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Dear Eric,

      I sincerely apologize for the problem caused to you. Could you please try to recover your operating system with steps below?

      1. Boot into Anvi Rescue Disk menu.

      2.open Anvi rescue disk, turn to repair option, find and click the “Restore” button under repair page. Anvi Rescue disk will restore the deleted files and registry, that you will not experience the blue screen of death.

      If any problem, please let us know.

  • larry

    tried all of this with disk and usb and it did not remove the ice virus

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Hi Larry,

      Thank you for posting your problem. You may get advanced version of the ransomware virus infection on your computer.

      Could you please send us he screenshot of your lockscreen to support@anvisoft.com, we will check for you as soon as possible.

    • Mike

      Didn’t work for me either

      • Ivy_Anvisoft

        I am sorry that when you boot into the rescue disk menu and download anvisoft
        program or malwarebytes program or any other antivirus program, you will be still unable to install and run them.

        If you still have the lockup screen of the ransomware virus, anvisoft rescue disk may fail to detect and remove the virus related file.

        Could you please try any other rescue disk to repair your computer?

        I would like to recommend you use Kapersky rescue disk to kill the ransomware virus and unlock your computer.

        To get the rescue disk file, please go to link below and download the latest version of rescue disk 10 to recover your computer.

        http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/rescuedisk#downloads

        The usage of Kapersky rescue disk is similar to Anvi Rescue disk. Please have a try.

        Or you can use the AVG Rescue CD to recover your operating system.

        http://www.avg.com/ww-en/226386