FBI Your Computer Has Been Locked unexpected appeared on your PC screen? Are you scared and take it as realistic? Be cautious, in fact you don’t need to worry that much, it’s a scamware designed by cyber criminals to trick inexperienced and unsuspecting Windows users into paying a non existent fine for copyrighted material supposedly detected on their computers so as to win illegal benefits. FBI Your Computer Has Been Locked virus is as malignant as FBI MoneyPak Virus. See below screenshot, are you familiar with it?
Be smart, don’t pay any money or be misled by this screen locker. Always remember it’s a scam. You may receive below warning after getting infected with this scamware:
All activity of this computer has been recorded. If you use a webcam videos and pictures were saved for identification. You can be clearly identified by resolving your IP address and the associated host name. Illegally downloaded material (MP3′s, Movies or Software) has been located on your computer. By downloading those were reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offense under Section 100 of the Copyright Act. The downloading of copyrighted material via the Internet or music sharing networks is illegal and is in accordance with Section 100 of the Copyright Act subject to a fine or imprisonment for a penalty of up to 3 years.
Furthermore, possesion of illegally downloaded material is punishable under Section 184 paragraph 3 of the Criminal Code and may also leed to the confiscation of the computer, with which the files were downloaded.
To unblock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences you are obligated to pay a release fee of $200 Payable through GreenDot MoneyPak. After successful payment your computer will automatically unlock. Failure to adhere to this request could involve criminal charges and possible imprisonment.
FBI Your Computer Has Been Locked Remove Guide:
Removal Option 1 Using Safe Mode to recover your computer
Step1, Unplug your Internet Cable and boot your computer into safe mode or normal mode. Please note that you should log in as administrator. By disconnecting your operating system from Internet, Meister Penalty Document Ransomware Virus will be disabled to run on your computer.
Step2, Access windows Start menu and click All Programs.
Step3, Click and open Accessories, click System Tools, and then click System Restore.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
Step4, Restore your computer to a date and time before infection.
Step5, Restart your computer and connect your Internet to download Anvi Smart Defender. I still highly recommend you run a full scan on your computer to completely remove the leftover of the virus.
Alternative way: Use Anvi Rescue Disk to Unlock and Recover the Computer
If your computer is severely infected and you are disabled to boot into safe mode, you are highly encouraged to follow the below instruction to recover your computer by using Anvi Rescue Disk. If any questions, please feel free to let us know for further information by posting your problem below.
Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for reference.
Please note that Rescue.iso is a large file download; please be patient while it downloads.
2) Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.
Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before use it to record the iso image. .
Locate your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.
Select the path of USB drive, such as drive H:
Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.
Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to USB drive when you get following message.
Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.
3) Restart your computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk. Basically, you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.
For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.
The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key combinations:
4) After you enter Anvisoft Rescue Disk menu, please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.
5) Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.
6) Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.
7) Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.
8) Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.
9) Now your computer should be clean and unlocked from the virus infection. Please restart your computer and boot into normal mode.
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