What Is FBI Virus
If you received warning message from Federal Bureau of Investigation on your computer, your PC system probably has been infected by the FBI MoneyPak virus. There are over 100000 PC users have come across the FBI virus and most of them do not know how to correctly remove this virus from their infected computers. If you are one of the victims who is searching for FBI virus removal instruction, you can follow the tips from VilmaTech Online Support to remove the virus step by step. I found the solution from google and now would like to share this guides with you guys. Some of my friends have tried this method and they all said it did work for the FBI virus.
FBI MoneyPak virus is one of the most famous ransomware virus which was published by cyber crooks years ago. This kind of virus is different from spyware, Trojan, adware backdoor and other viruses. FBI ransomware will block the aim computer and require the victims to pay a fine because of the violation of local laws and privacy. FBI virus disguised as legitimate notification sent from the Government department “Federal Bureau of Investigation”. Most of the victims was scared by this fake notification so they pay the money to strangers. However, they still failed to unblock and use their computer normally. They still will receive the warning massage every time when they login the operating system.
FBI virus can infect all version of Windows operating system including Win 7, Win 8. Also it can inject and mess up the Mac OS system recently. The fake FBI block screen states that the user’s PC is involved in illegal activity (such as copyright violations, viewing child pornography, etc.) and demands a fine ($100 or more) to be paid within the period of 48-72 hours for unblocking the system. The prompted payment option is Green Dot MoneyPak prepaid cards, the details on where to purchase those (Walmart, Ksmart, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, etc.) being provided on the spoof page itself. FBI virus became more and more stronger and quite hard to be removed for its publishers keep updating this malware. Cyber criminals often updated the design of this lock screen, however you should always keep in mind that the Federal Bureau of Investigation will never lock down your computer or monitor your online activities.
The message displayed by the threat can be localized depending on the user’s location, with text written in the appropriate language.
FBI Virus Warnings
“YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED/BLOCKED.” The innocent victims of the FBI virus can see at least of the deceptive message specified on the locked screen informs why your PC is blocked. It not only accuses of you for what unlawful activities you did, but also shows the relevant articles on includes relevant law articles provides for a fine and a deprivation of yeas.
To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of $100. You have 72 hours to pay the fine, other wise you will be arrested. You can see such messages on the locked screen. Apart from blaming you must pay the fine through MoneyPak it still explain you how to pay. Just as you seen, “how do I unlock computer using MoneyPak?” To pay the fine, you should enter the digits resulting code, which us located on the back of your MoneyPak. In the payment form and press OK.
Your PC will get unlocked in 1-48 hours after the money is put into the State’s account. Some victimized victims suppose that their PC can be unlocked once they have paid for the FBI virus, negatively, those PCs can’t be unlocked at all though they have paid the fine. In fact, they just paid the fine to those cyber criminals who are not related with the genuine FBI agency. Thus, don’t be trapped in the vicious trick exploited by cyber criminal once you seen the FBI virus screen on your computer.
FBI MoneyPak virus should be removed immediately. VilmaTech experts suggest that never trust any word showing up in the rogue alerts. It is a scam to scare you into paying the money to the hijackers. Furthermore, it is very dangerous to run a PC which is infected by any ransomware. The programmer of this kind of virus will steal victims’ financial account, important data and even will remotely control the PC system through the system vulnerabilities. To remove the FBI MoneyPak virus, you can follow the instructions wrote by Iris Bailey who is one of the experts of VilmaTech Malware Research Lab. She is glad to share the FBI virus removal tips and other methods of deleting the latest malware with you.
How to Remove FBI MoneyPak Virus with VilmaTech Online Support Tips
To enable programs terminated by the FBI Moneypak virus, you have to reboot the infected computer with safe mode with networking. Here is how to get there
For Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Vista
2.Find out F8 key on the keyboard of the target computer.
4.As you can see the page, it says safe mode, safe mode with networking, safe mode with command prompt, etc. Highlight safe mode with networking by pressing Up-Down keys and hit Enter key. Wait for a moment, Windows is loading files to the desktop.
End FBI virus malicious process. Press Ctrl+ Esc+ Shift (Windows7/vista) or Ctrl+ Alt+ Del (Windows XP/ Windows 8) to open Windows Task Manager. You then locate at random virus file and click on End Process.
Delete FBI Moneypak ransomware registry entries.
- Press Windows+ R key to reveal out Run box. Type regedit in Run window and click Ok.
- In the Registry Editor window, you need navigate to the below path. You then need to find out “Shell” and right click on it. Click on Modify. The default value data is Explorer.exe If you see something else written in this window, remove it and type in Explorer.exe.
- Besides that, you still need delete FBI Moneypak virus registry entries, you can refer to the below registry entries.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FBI Moneypak Virus
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableRegistryTools’ = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system ‘EnableLUA’ = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings ‘WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect’ = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ‘DisableRegedit’= 0
Reboot the infected computer with regular mode to effect the virus removal.
If you are not sure whether the FBI virus has been removed completely or not, you can contact the VilmaTech online agents to ask them to have a check for your PC. Of course, you also can subscribe the official blog of the VilmaTech to learn more tips about how to get rid of the PC threats.