How to unlock your computer after Celas "Access to your computer was denied" scam?
Celas screen locker is another scam where Internet criminals are exploiting a name of a legitimate organization in order to trick PC users into paying a non existent fine for copyrighted content. This ransomware is targeting European computer users. In the latest press release Celas clearly states that this organization has nothing to do with this scam. "CELAS does not charge users to watch music videos online and never has." The message that is presented in this screen locker states that you have pirated copies of some music files and that you violate copyright laws. Ransomware such as Celas are especially rogue because while infected you won't be able to access your desktop or any of your programs.
PC users are left with only one option to pay the imaginary fine of 50 Euro - you shouldn't pay for Celias to unlock your PC, it's a scam, you will send your money to Internet criminals and your computer will still be locked. You should ignore the false statements given by this screen locker and remove it from your computer. There are many variants of similar ransomware being distributed through misleading websites and spam campaigns, never pay to some software to unlock your computer, none of the authorities or organizations are using such methods to collect commissions for copyrighted content. To avoid such infections as Celas ransomware you should update your operating system and all of your installed programs, you should also use a legitimate antivirus and antispyspyware programs to protect your PC.
Celas ransomware is distributed by Internet criminals who are using malicious websites which exploits security vulnerabilities in user's PC to install such rogue screen lockers. Other popular method of spreading such misleading screen lockers is spam messages. Either way your computer got infected with this ransomware you shouldn't trust it, use these removal instructions and eliminate it from your PC.
Fake message shown in Celas ransomware:
Access to your computer was denied.
Illegally downloaded music tracks (in other words, “pirated copies”) have been detected on your PC. While being downloaded the before mentioned tracks were copied – that’s also a criminal offense conformity with 106 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Both Copyrighted music tracks download in the Internet and music files exchange are illegal subject to compliance with 106 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and punished by either imposition of monetary fines or up to three years of imprisonment. Moreover, following 184 of the Criminal Code the property is subject of detention it can carry forfeit of the computer has been formerly used for the above mentioned files downloading.
The legible identification both of your person and who uses your IP-address and Host Name poses no problem anyway.
The detected pirated copies were ciphered and copies to password-protected directory.
For unblocking and commission of any other actions resulted from infringement to rule of law you should pay a penalty equal to 50, - Euro. The payment should be delivered through our financial partner - Paysafecard. When the payment procedure is complete successfully your PC will be unblocked automatically.
For the completion of the above mentioned payment insert enter Paysafecard code in proper box and press "Enter".
CELAS holds legal rights and permanently contacts with state legislation.
Celas ransomware removal:
Start your computer in safe mode. Click Start, then click Shut down. Select Restart and click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until Windows Advanced Options menu shows up, then select Safe mode with networking from the list and press ENTER.
Log in to the account that is infected with Celas scam message. Start your Internet browser and download a legitimate anti-spyware program. Update the anti-spyware software and start a full system scan. Remove all the entries that it detects.
After completing these steps your computer should be clean, reboot your computer in normal mode.
Other tools known to remove Celas ransomware:
Some malicious software modifies browser settings and disables downloads of spyware and virus removing software. If you have problems downloading anti-spyware software with Internet Explorer, try downloading with Chrome, FireFox, Opera, etc.
If you can't access Internet:
Load your computer in safe mode. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
Start Task manager. Press ctrl+alt+del (or ctrl+shift+esc) and end task the processes of rogue program. ( if after this procedure you can't access any programs press ctrl+alt+del, click File, select New Task, and type explorer.exe then press OK.
Open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if a Use a proxy server for your LAN is checked, un-check it and press OK.
After this procedure you should be able to access Internet. Now you can download anti-spyware software from our "Top spyware removers" section and run a full scan. Download, install and don't forget to update your selected anti-spyware program.
Manual Celas ransomware removal:
If you were unable to remove Celas ransomware using the steps above, you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk. If you don't have strong computer knowledge you could harm your operating system. Be careful and use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
End these Celas ransomware processes:
Delete these Celas ransomware files:
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