I was looking for some info on certain songs, all of a sudden I got hit by the famous “Police Central e-crime Unit” aka “PCeu Virus” screen of death. Once you get this your “stuffed” it’s a nasty virus/malware that stops you from disableing this image and it appears each time you boot.
See below the image for how I got rid of this :-
So first of all don’t panic ! and dont reboot ! Stop and think first !
1. So i got hit by this while web browsing, lucky enough I know it isnt real and didnt pay up, if you did. you would still be stuck with this anyway !. On the PC I was on at the time it was running Windows Vista. I tried CTRL ALT DEL and no it open up that screen ok but would not load “Task Manager”
2. I’ve got multiple users so I selected “Switch User” and logged on as another admin account, It got me in ok but I could not run Task Manager, so I downloaded “Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free” and started a scan, I opted for a quick scan and it took about 45mins to scan my 60Gb of data on the C drive.
3. At the end of the scan it found 5 suspect items so I removed them, crossed my fingers and rebooted.
4. Lucky enough that did the trick and got rid of it.
If this don’t work for you or your not in the same situation as me visit the following link there is some great guides on how to remove this virus there – http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pceu-virus/