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How to remove FBI warning virus from your computer?

03.14.2013 · Posted in Ransomware

FBI virus is being actively spread around the network of computers connected to the Internet in the United States of America. The truth, of course, is that this virus is not associated with FBI at all. It is simply the way some users prefer to nominate it in their search queries, while finding the answers on how to remove this scam effectively from their systems. To be more precise, the fake FBI warning that hijacked the desktop of their computer is a ransomware program that acts very severely and aggressively while attempting to make users believe it is a real one.

FBI Cybercrime Division

The bogus FBI warning comes up on your screen unexpectedly, of course. Nobody knows the exact number of ways this scam comes into the system, however, this has to do with serious vulnerability of your computer and, probably, even lack of proper anti-malware software installed on your system. The contemporary range of social networks like Facebook, Twitter and many others is also vulnerable, since there are members there who spread a lot of infected applications contained in the links that can be easily shared with other persons.

In most of the cases the fake FBI alert is accompanied by scary accusations that state the supposed reason for the system being locked. For example, the virus condemns users of watching a lot of adult content of extremely explicit nature involving child pornography, sending massive unsolicited spam to various addressees, downloading illegal software, audios and videos, and even visiting the sites of terrorist organizations for the purpose of supporting them. As you see, the list of such fake accusations is quite large. The malware that locked the computer says that in order to have this FBI warning removed users must pay the fine using one of the payment systems – Ukash, Paysafecard, GreenDot MoneyPak or Reloadit. All these payment companies are decent and reliable, being well-known in the USA. Yet, hackers user their good names, as well as the name of FBI (DOJ) for scaring users tremendously with their faulty accusations and sentences.

If your system has been locked by the fake FBI warning (virus) please disregard whatever it tells you. Remember that this alerts is a product of cyber hackers and frauds who want to become richer by means of deceiving and tricking simple users today. In order to have your computer unlocked from this scam, please follow the simple and clear malware removal guidelines that we’ve provided specifically to assist our users in ransomware elimination. Hopefully, this will help you restore your computer back to the fully-functional condition.

Ransomware removal solutions

Solution 1 (automatic)

NB! This solution is applicable for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.

  1. Reboot your system and press F8 repeatedly while it is restarting.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking.
  3. Safe Mode with Networking

  4. Click Start and in the open space type Run, or press [Win]+R on keyboard.
  5. Start - Run

  6. Type msconfig and press “OK“.
  7. msconfig

  8. Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data.
  9. Reboot your computer once again.
  10. Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer to identify the infected file and delete it.

NB! Some versions of these viruses disable all safe modes, but give a short gap that you can use to run anti-malware tools. Then act as follows:

  1. Reboot normally.
  2. Click Start and in the open space type Run.
  3. Start - Run

  4. Enter the text http://trojan-killer.net/download.php in the open field.
  5. Download link for Trojan Killer

  6. If the malware is loaded, just press Alt+Tab once and keep entering the string blindly then press Enter. Press Alt+tab and then R (letter) a couple of times. The process of ransomware virus should be killed after you succeed to download, install our recommended software and scan your system with it.

Solution 2 (automatic)

  1. Go to your friend, relative or anybody else who has computer with Internet connection.
  2. Take your USB flash drive / Memory Stick with you.
  3. Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer installation file from this site http://trojan-killer.net/download.php and save it to your USB flash drive / Memory Stick.
  4. Get back to your infected PC and insert the USB Drive / Memory Stick into the respective USB slot.
  5. Perform hard reset (press reset button on your computer) if your infected PC has been on with ransomware’s background. If not, then simply turn your PC on.
  6. Before the very boot process begins keep repeatedly hitting “F8” button on your keyboard.
  7. In the window that appeared select “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” option and press Enter.
  8. Safe Mode with Command Prompt

  9. Choose your operating system and user account which was infected with ransomware virus.
  10. In the cmd.exe window type “explorer” and press “Enter” button on your keyboard.
  11. Select “My Computer” and choose your USB flash drive / Memory Stick.
  12. Run the installation file of GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Install the program and run scan with it. (update of the program will not work for “Safe mode with command prompt” option)
  13. When the hijackers are successfully disabled (fixed) by GridinSoft Trojan Killer you may close GridinSoft Trojan Killer application.
  14. In the cmd.exe window type “shutdown /r /t 0” and press “Enter” button on your keyboard.
  15. shutdown /r /t 0

  16. Upon system reboot your PC will be unlocked and you will be able to use it just as before the infection took pace.
  17. However, it is recommended that you now update GridinSoft Trojan Killer and run the scan with it again to remove the source of the infections causing ransomware virus to infect your PC.

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Solution 3 (manual)

  1. Restart your system into “Safe Mode with Command Prompt“. While the PC is booting press the “F8 key” continuously, which should present the “Windows Advanced Options Menu” (for Windows XP) or “Advanced Boot Options” (for Windows 7 and Vista) as presented in the image below. Apply the arrow keys in order to move to “Safe Mode with Command Prompt” and hit Enter key of your keyboard. Login as the same user you were previously logged in under the normal Windows mode.
  2. Safe Mode with Command Prompt

  3. Once Windows boots successfully, the Windows command prompt would appear as described at the screenshot below. At the command prompt, type-in the word “explorer.exe“, and press Enter. Windows Explorer should open. Please do not yet close it. You can minimize it for a while.
  4. explorer.exe

  5. Afterwards open the Registry editor by applying the same Windows command prompt. Type-in the word “regedit.exe” and hit Enter button of your keyboard. The Registry Editor should open.
  6. regedit.exe

  7. Find the following registry entry:
  8. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon

  9. In the right-side panel select the registry entry named Shell. Right click on this registry key and select “Modify” option. Its default value should be “Explorer.exe“. However, ransomware virus did its job, and so after you click “Modify” you would see totally different value of this registry entry.
  10. Copy the location of the modified value of the above-mentioned registry entry to the piece of paper or memorize its location. It shows where exactly the main executable of ransomware virus is located.
  11. Modify the value of the registry entry back to “explorer.exe” and save the settings of the Registry Editor.
  12. Go to the location indicated in the value of modified registry entry. Remove the malicous file. Use the file location you copied into the piece of paper or otherwise noted in step in previous step.
  13. Get back to “Normal Mode“. In order to reboot your system, when at the command prompt, type-in the following phrase “shutdown /r /t 0” (without the quotation marks) and hit Enter button.
  14. shutdown /r /t 0

  15. The virus should be gone. However, in order to clean your PC from other possible virus threats and malware remnants, make sure to download and run GridinSoft Trojan Killer.

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