Spamhaus Virus Removal Guide

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Spamhaus Virus is the latest instance of how cyber criminals attempt to lure computer users into paying money so that their computers are unlocked. So far, the major troublemakers have been the Trojan Urausy and Reveton; this time, a new computer threat has been detected. Like its predecessors, the Trojan disables access to the system and displays a full-screen warning which is presented on behalf of Spamhaus. It is a real organization founded in 1998 and its mission is to track the Internet’s spam operations and work jointly with law enforcement agencies.

It is important to keep in mind that the term Spamhaus Virus does not mean that the threat has been developed by this organization. In fact, it has nothing to do with the production of the virus as the message you have on the screen is a spam that has been created to obtain your money by deception.

There are tens of viruses whose warning contains the credentials of the institutions that are known worldwide, including FBI, Interpol, EC3, and some others, and the fraudulent warnings containing the emblems of these institutions are dubbed respectively.

The interface of the virus or the warning in questions contains the elements that are present on the website According to the warning, the user is obliged to pay a sum of 300 U.S. dollar via Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid service within 48 hours. The reason why the computer has been locked is said to be the user’s illegal activities performed on the computer:

You have lost control over your computer. Your system and all your files has been blocked and encrypted because you were spreading the Malware (viruses, Trojans, worms). You are breaking numerous International and USA laws.

Our Spamhaus agent has conducted a full check of your system and found following violations:

  • You are a distributor of pornography and porno materials, regularly watch porno sites with child pornography and zoophilia.
  • You possess unlicensed software and pirated audio and video records.

It is important to ignore the accusations and remove the threat as by paying the money that is required, you help cyber criminals earn money.

Additionally, pay no attention the section called XBL Advisory where your IP address and other information are provided. The reason why Switzerland is mentioned is that Spamhaus is based in Geneva as well as in London, UK.

In order to remove Spamhaus Virus, it is vitally important to install a highly powerful spyware removal tool. Hence we suggest using SpyHunter as this application can tackle the threat in no time. It has been used to remove FBI Virus and tens of its versions all of which are cunning ransomware threats. Additionally, keep in mind that it is necessary to follow some instruction so that Spamhaus does not block the installer of the application.

Spamhaus Virus Removal

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to open the Start screen.
  2. Click the Internet Explorer tile.
  3. Type and download our spyware removal tool.
  4. Install the application and delete Spamhaus virus.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS startup screen loads, tap the F8 key.
  3. Using the arrow keys, select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Open the browser and go to to download SpyHunter.
  5. Run the installer and scan the PC afterwards.

Windows XP

  1. Reboot the PC.
  2. Wait for the BIOS screen to load and start tapping the F8 key to access Windows Advanced Options Menu.
  3. Using the arrow keys, select Safe Mode with Networking.
  4. Press the Enter key.
  5. Click Yes in the dialog box.
  6. Open the Start menu and launch Run.
  7. Type msconfig and click OK.
  8. Open the Startup tab.
  9. Uncheck all startup entries and click Apply.
  10. Download SpyHunter.
  11. Restart the computer and install the application.
Download Remover for Spamhaus Virus *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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Spamhaus Virus


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