How to Remove the Firewall of the United States Moneypak Virus( Computer Blocked Virus Removal Guide)

Your computer is blocked by the Firewall of the United States alert appears on your computer desktop and you are totally locked out of the Windows OS? This is an obvious sign of ransomware infection. Read more in this post for a detailed solution to get rid of such computer infection.

 

The Firewall of the United States computer blocked virus, US Government Firewall virus as you may call it, that appear on your computer is just part of the ransomware family of malware. This online scam trend has been soared up in the past 2012 and seems still in 2013. Such computer blocked viruses have already struck many computers around the world. Similar to other notorious ransomware infections spread in US like FBI Moneypak virus or the United States Department of Justice or the Police Department infecton, this ransomware infects computers with potential vulnerabilities to block the computer and do scams in name of authorizes on victim users. Once infected, it will block the computer and display a fake message to scare users to pay a ransom to unlock the infected computer.

 

The fake message of this pc locked up virus will accuse you of several online crime committed using your own PC. For this reason, computer is blocked temporarily until you pay the designated ransom asked by the so called “Firewall of the United States”.


However, you also need to learn that this threat not only demands payment via Moneypak from victims. The Trojan part of Firewall of the United States computer blocked virus has a backdoor module that allows the malware author to gain access on the infected computer. In addition, some versions from this group can encrypt files on the system, which renders it useless. Others may damage the master boot record by placing harmful code in order to deny user’s access on the target computer.
Similar ransomware infections: PCeU virus (aka Metropolitan Police Ukash virus)Malex ransomwareYour computer is locked for violating the Law of Great Britain virusDOJ virusFile Encryption VirusSGAE virusAn Garda Síochána. Ireland’s National Police Service virusISCA 2012 virusAutomated Information Control System virusACCDFISA Protection Program ransomwareCelas ransomwareVotre ordinateur est bloque! Gendarmerie Ukash virusCanadian Police Association VirusUrausy virus/ransomwareOffice Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité VirusBundesamt fur Polizei VirusCanadian Police Cybercrime Investigation Department VirusGEMA: Your computer has been locked virusDen Syenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet RansomwareBundes Polizei Ukash virus,Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus, etc.

Symptoms of this Firewall of the United States Moneypak Virus Infection

  • The entire computer OS is blocked every time you start the computer.
  • A full screen of fake alert in name of Firewall of the United States is displayed to occupy the desktop, saying that your computer is blocked because illegally downloaded material (audio, video of software ) has been located on your computer and thus a fine is asked to pay via Moneypak in order to unblock your computer.
  • If you start the computer into safe mode for troubleshooting, the fake alert also displayed and the computer is blocked as well in most cases.

 

 

Removing Firewall of the United States and unblocking the computer may require certain steps to complete. There is no instant solution for this complex virus.For a complete guide, please see the special section below that discusses the procedures in getting rid of this malware.

Web cam control

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Once infected, there would be a little more than usual that this ransomware virus would even attempt to trick the user into thinking they are under surveillance by webcam, as it always shows a fake screen in “recording” status. Actually this even makes no difference on the infected computer with no web cam at all. Apparently, the truth is ready to jump out at your call.

Deny Flash
Most ransomware exploits Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend the Firewall of the United States Moneypak viurs and enable the user to navigate through the infected system. If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps.
To disable (deny) flash

 

    • 1.Visit:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html
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  • 2. Select the “Deny” radio option
  • 3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).

How to Remove Firewall of the United States Moneypak Virus (Ransomware Remvoal Guide)

Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.
There are several ways to get rid of such Ukash ransomware depending on the specific situation of infection. If the computer can still boot into safe mode, please follow the Option 1 removal steps to go. If the computer is completely blocked from anything, including safe mode running, then bet on Option 2 removal steps to go.

Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore

 

step 1

Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. 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. See detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode
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Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)
step 2
Once the Command Prompt appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.

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step 3
Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:
Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter

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step 4
Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.

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step 5
Download, install, update and runAnvi Smart Defender(http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/. Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.
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Removal Option 2 Using Anvi Rescue Disk to Remove the Ransomware and Repair the Infected Computer

 

Chances are your PC is heavily infected by this ransomware that it is blocked from safe mode running as well. If such is the case, the removal may be a little bit complex and here we use Anvi Rescue Rescue Disk to demonstrate the removal steps and good luck to you. If any question in the process, just let us know.
Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for reference.

step 1
Download the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site.

Direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip

Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file download; please be patient while it downloads.
step 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.

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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.
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Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.
Alternative Option
You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.
Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.

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Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.

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Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

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step 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.

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The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key

combinations:

• Ctrl+Esc

• Ctrl+Ins

• Ctrl+Alt

• Ctrl+Alt+Esc

• Ctrl+Alt+Enter

• Ctrl+Alt+Del

• Ctrl+Alt+Ins

• Ctrl+Alt+S

If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.
If you can’t enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.
step 4
After that let’s boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.
Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk
please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.

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step 5
Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.
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step 6
Make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Remove Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk-Network Troubleshooting Tips
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step 7
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.

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step 8
Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.

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step 9

Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue

Disk.

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Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. You are probably disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.
step 10
Now your computer should be clean and rescued from the virus infection. Please restart your computer into the normal Windows mode. To prevent the computer from infecting by such ransomware or related Trojans, please ensure you get proper protection on your computer and you may just keep the Anvi Smart Defender for this. Safe and direct download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/

Protect Your Computer from Firewall of the United States Moneypak Virus and Other Similar Attack

 

You may keep the Anvi Smart Defender onto your computer for an extra layer of online safety. The Anvi Smart Defender Pro is focused on malware detecting, removing and preventing and its attached database is automatically updated on daily basis to ensure our user are protected from the emerging malware threats of all kinds, let alone the smart engine for light smart defending strategies. Get it now.

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Good luck and be safe online.
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