One of the main tools that allow computer malware to manipulate unsuspecting users is fear. Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus is very good at using this tool, because this computer infection locks down your PC and then displays a message that supposedly claims your PC has been blocked by Joint Chiefs of Staff. The notification that covers your entire screen claims that you have violated a number of laws of the United States of America and therefore, you will be prosecuted, unless you pay a 400 USD fine to unlock your computer and to avoid being tried. Needless to say, that these accusations are false, and the only way to unlock your computer is removing Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus from the system. Pay no heed to the notification you see on your screen, because it is not the first time, such infections terrorize users in the United States.
Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus is part of the Ukash Virus group. Probably, the most notorious infection from this family is FBI MoneyPak Virus that has been ravaging great numbers of computers worldwide. Since the main reason why Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus, CashU Virus, Policia Boliviana Virus and a list of other infections enter your computer is money, you should keep yours safe - do not even think of paying the fine, because no matter what Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus says, the accusations in the message have no grounds.
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of the violation of the law of the United States of America.
Article - 184. Pornography involving children (under 18 years). Imprisonment of the term of up to 10-15 years (The use or distribution of pornographic files)
To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $400.
Payment must be within 48 hours after the computer blocking. If the fine has not been paid, you will become the subject of criminal prosecution without the right to pay the fine.
Needless to say, that your computer will not be unlocked even if you pay the fine indicated in the message. You will only lose your money and Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus will remain on your computer, blocking you from accessing your desktop. To remove Joint Chiefs of Staff Virus from your PC, you need to restore desktop access first. Follow instructions below to do it.
Instructions for Windows 8
Instructions for Windows Vista & Windows 7
Instructions for Windows XP
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