Your computer is locked by the FBI Virus–FBI Moneypak virus? —What is FBI Moneypak Virus and how to remove it?
What is FBI Virus–FBI Moneypak Virus?
FBI Virus, also known as FBI Moneypak virus, is categorized as a kind of notorious ransomware which design by cyber criminals to scam money from random computer users. Cyber criminals claim themselves as FBI authority agency and lock users computer screen and ask a fine of $100 or $200 or $300 to unlock the computer within 48 or 72 hours payment. FBI Virus attempting to make the users believe that their online activities are violating the law, such as download or distribute copyrighted material or view child pornography.
Screenshots of different versions of FBI Virus–FBI Moneypak virus:
FBI Moneypak virus has a lot of variants since it was discovered in 2012. The different versions of FBI Moneypak virus showing different FBI screens, claims, notifications, and warnings targeted on different victims. Here just some common versions:
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Once computer is infected with FBI Moneypak Virus, a fraudulent FBI page/screen/website appeared and users are not able to access the computer’s desktop, nor access the internet. Your personal and private data and your whole system will be at high risk. The main purpose of this ransomware is to target and scare unsuspecting victims into believing they are in trouble with a department of authority in order to willingly pay the fine stated on the prompted “alert page”, but that not means your locked screen will be unlocked after you pay the fine money.
To make those messages seems more true, FBI Moneypak virus will show your IP address and your location even the webpage you are visiting on your locked screen. The FBI Moneypak virus also capable of taking a control your web cam and showing you what is happening in your room. As a matter of fact, under no circumstances official government will do this like that and you should ignore those alerts and not pay the fine money like you told.
In a conclusion, FBI Moneypak virus is dangerous and fraudulent, you should remove it as soon as you detected it.
How you get infected with FBI Virus–FBI Moneypak Virus
Computer users may get infected with FBI virus through following ways below:
1 > Open the unknown email and click the strange link attached in it or download the attachment contains a virus
2 > Open the unknown website and click the malicious link on it
3 > Download free applications and movies from the Internet
4 > Some other ways
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FBI Virus–FBI Moneypak Ransomware Removal Guide
Option 1 Remove this ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk
Anvi Rescue Disk is a brand-new blockbuster developed by Anvisoft to help users remove ransomware infection. If your computer is locked up due to ransomware infection and even unable to boot into safe mode, then you may need this powerful ransomware killer–Anvi Rescue Disk to save your computer OS.
Anvi Rescue Disk Download:
Please note that Rescue.iso is a large file ; please be patient while downloading.
Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD, and the tutorial is included in the download file.
Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format of your USB drive before using 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.
Start your infected 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.
After you enter Anvisoft Rescue Disk menu, please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.
Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.
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.
Clicking “Fix Now” to remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.
Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.
Important Notice: You have to repair the registry error after the virus been killed because the Windows registry system might be damaged by the virus. When you removed the virus and repaired the registry errors, you should follow the tips and download Anvi Smart Defenderto full scan your PC to completely clean leftover of the virus infection. You have to repair the registry error after the virus been killed because the Windows registry system might be damaged by the virus. When you removed the virus and repaired the registry errors, you should follow the tips and download Anvi Smart Defenderto full scan your PC to completely clean leftover of the virus infection.
Anvi Smart Defender direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/asdsetup.exe
You may need to upgrade to Pro version of Anvi Smart Defender to fix the registry error.
Option 2 Safe Mode with Command Prompt System Restore
If you can boot your computer into Safe Mode, please refer to the following tutorial.
During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter.
Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)
Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter