What is FBI Virus?
FBI Virus is a notorious computer infection which has caused a lot of trouble to computer users around the world. If you are one of those who need some help dealing with this threat, this report should help you remove the virus.
FBI Virus is a ransomware application which displays a lock-screen message which is supposedly sent from the FBI. The bogus message contains false accusations which are presented as the reasons for having the computer locked. The warning also demands a particular sum of money which is must be paid via the e-payment service MoneyPak. It has been observed that sometimes the criminals mistype the name of service, so do not get surprise if instead of MoneyPak you will be asked to pay the money via MoneyPack. In either case, the warning generated by FBI Virus has to be removed from the system because of the possible adverse consequences.
FBI Virus Screenshots
Department Of Justice (Your Computer Has been Locked!) FBI Virus
Your Computer Has been Locked! FBI Virus
Cybercrime Investigation Department FBI Police Virus
FBI Online Agent has been blocked your computer for security reason
The FBI Police Virus (Federal Bureu of investigation Virus )
How FBI Virus gets into Computer?
FBI Virus is distributed by the Reveton Trojan which is known to have different versions. Additionally, the threat has different interfaces, all of which are generated by the Reveton Trojan. The threat is also associated with Citadel platform which, for instance, enables attackers inject malicious codes into compromised browsers and perform other illegal actions.
The Trojan has been observed to be upgraded from time to time which is possibly done to enhance the effectiveness of the deception. For example, now the threat is powered with a feature enabling the victim to see him/herself in the screen in case a web camera is installed. The threat is also known to be able to disable the Windows Task Manager and Registry Editor in order to prevent the removal procedures.
As for the Citadel malware, it is a platform which allows attackers to spread the Reveton Trojan. The malware can make the user visit a particular website from which FBI MoneyPak Virus is downloaded. It has been investigated that the Citadel malware can operate in two ways, both of which lead the computer user to some problems. The research of the malware has revealed that the Citadel malware can work surreptitiously and record keyboard input and steal online banking details. The second ways has already been discussed – the malware distributes the Reveton Trojan which generates the FBI message.
Why do you need to remove FBI Virus?
If you are infected with the FBI MoneyPak Virus, an immediate removal of the threat is a must because your computer may be connected to a botnet, which means that a third party will gain control over your PC. Your passwords from Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox may be stolen, or the computer may be turned into a spam machine, so if you want to regain access to the PC, remove the infection as soon as you find that the screen is locked and there is no access to the desktop.
How to remove FBI Virus
As the manual removal of FBI Virus needs technical knowledge and skills, my advice is to use the safest and the quickest way of removal. Below you will find instructions on how to install the powerful spyware removal application SpyHunter.
Note that the virus can disable access to all Safe Mode options, which is why you should try all of the sets of instructions given below. If your Safe Mode is disabled, do not give up and continue following the instructions:
FBI Virus removal for Windows Vista and Windows 7 users:
- Reboot the machine.
- Get ready to tap the F8 key once the BIOS screen (information on your hardware) disappears in order to open the Boot Options menu.
- In the menu, use the arrow keys to move to Safe Mode with Networking.
- Press Enter.
- Once you have logged in, open the browser, download and install SpyHunter.
- Launch the program and scan the PC.
FBI Virus Video Removal Instructions
FBI Virus removal for Windows XP users:
- Restart the PC.
- Once the screen displaying information on your hardware (BIOS screen) disappears, start tapping the F8 key.
- Select Safe Mode using the arrow keys and press Enter to log in.
- On the dialog box, press Yes to confirm your selection.
- Open the Start menu.
- Launch Run.
- Type “msconfig” in the Open box.
- Press OK.
- In System Configuration Utility, click on the Startup tab.
- Click the Disable All button.
- Save the changes by click Apply and close the window.
- Download SpyHunter.
- Restart the PC.
- Run the installer and remove FBI MoneyPak Virus.
In case you cannot access Safe Mode, try these steps:
- Download SpyHunter onto another PC.
- Change the name of the installer into sh.exe.
- Upload the installer to your USB and plug it on the infected computer.
- Reboot the machine normally.
- You have a few seconds to open the Start menu and launch Run before the virus locks the screen. In Windows 7, click Start – > type “Run” in the search box and press Enter.
- When the malware loads, press Alt+Tab and type G:sh.exe and press Enter to load the installer from the USB drive (The driver letter of your USB depends on your PC; it may be E:, F: and so on).
- When the dialog window pops up, choose “Continue” and scan the PC with SpyHunter.
If FBI Virus still in your computer:
- Plug your hard drive into another PC scan it with SpyHunter to remove FBI MoneyPak Virus.