FBI virus is a sneaky malware, which mostly gets inside its target computer undetected with a help of Trojan.LockScreen. As soon as it gets inside, this scam presents about itself for the victim as 'The FBI Federal Bureau Investigation' and shows an aggressively-designed alert that claims that computer is blocked because of the Copyright and Related Rights Law violation or other reason. However, if you find yourself blocked by a program, which tells that you have been illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, viewing or distributing pornographic content and spreading malware to other computers, you must ignore such alert first of all and remove FBI virus immediately! This program is distributed by scammers to swindle the money. Be aware that security experts expect this group of ransomware to grow and improve.
HOW CAN A COMPUTER GET INFECTED WITH FBI VIRUS?
This infection gets inside the system through security vulnerabilities found when user visits infected websites or downloads infected files. These security holes appear as soon as you forget to take care of your computer's security and don't use security software or don't update it. Of course, you must always think about safe browsing and avoid suspicious downloads that are actively offered on the Internet right now. The biggest issue, which is caused by this ransomware, is that similarly to its earlier versions, it completely blocks its victim's computer, 'locks' it and disables all the programs found there. In order to 'unlock' the system, FBI virus shows its warning and requires to pay the fine through MoneyPak. However, you must have already understood that you must never pay this $100 fine if you don't want to help for the scammers who are collecting these fines.
FBI VIRUS VERSIONS:
FBI Moneypak: This ransomware uses a huge alert filled with FBI and Moneypak logos, a webcam and a list of crimes victim is accused for. User is informed that he has been viewing/distributing pornographic or copyrighted content, spreading malware or doing other illegal activities. For that, he has to pay a $100 fine and enter a Moneypak code on the right side of the fake alert. This threat locks the system down completely.
FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus: This ransomware locks the whole system down and displays a fake alert with FBI, Moneypak and McAfee logos. A miselading message, which belongs to this threat, claims that Federal Bureau of Investigation has blocked you for downloading illegal/copyrighted material and similar crimes. It requires to pay $200 fine and includes the steps explaining how you should do that.
FBI Virus Black Screen: This ransomware from the FBI group of viruses uses the same technique as its predecessors and seeks to make users pay a $200 fine. However, it also applies an audio warning, black screen and system's lock down. It will similarly claim that you have been caught for law violations and will accuse you for visiting pornographic websites, viewing files containing zoophilia, child pornography and similar.
FBI Online Agent: This ransomware also uses the name of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, but it has a newly-designed alert, which tends to accuse victim for committing various crimes and asks to pay $200 using MoneyPak. The new thing about FBI Online Agent is that it doesn't show your IP address or location but gives the name of the responsible agent, case number and other details that are clearly invented. Besides, scammers have included the promotion of the terrorism into the list of the crimes that are reported into this misleading warning.
FBI Cybercrime Division virus: That's the dangerous ransomware, which pretends to belong to the FBI's Cybercrime Division. This virus uses identical scheme while trying to steal users' money. However, this time it asks to pay $300 using Moneypak prepayment system. Be sure that its alert is not legitimte and can be safely ignored. The new version applies a newly designed alert, which is filled with more than ten different logos.
FBI PayPal virus: This ransomware also uses the name of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. As soon as it gets inside the system, this ransomware blocks the entire desktop and disables Internet connection on its target PC. In addition, it asks paying the fine of $100 for invented online crimes, such as the use of copyrighted content or distribution of malware. Differently from earlier parasites, that use identical scheme for stealing the money, FBI PayPal virus uses PayPal for its money transactions. Please, stay away from this threat.
FBI Department of Defense virus: This is the latest ransomware virus, which uses the name of Federal Bureau of Investigation. Similarly to its predecessors, this threat seeks to swindle $300 by convincing its victims that they have violated several laws of USA. This virus has the same ability to lock down the PC and hide every file, which is kept on the computer. The new thing about this version of FBI virus, is that it offers using MoneyGram prepayment system for paying the fine. Please, never follow its recommendations!
HOW CAN THE FBI VIRUS BE REMOVED?
In order to remove this virus, you should unlock your computer first of all. For that, we recommend using another PC that has an Internet connection and the steps listed bellow: