Get rid of FBI MoneyPak ransomware trojan and spare USD 100
FBI MoneyPak ransomware is a computer infection that generates a popup, according to which a viewer is due to pay a penalty to the amount of USD 100. Further explanations suggest the penalty is to be paid for at least “one of the reasons specified below…”
The first reason provided is a violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegal use and distribution of copyrighted content. The popup claims such actions are classified as infringement of Article I, Section B, Clause B, otherwise known as the Copyright and Criminal Code of the United States of America
Another possible reason for locking your PC and demanding the forfeit is your “viewing and distributing pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia, etc.)”. There is yet another explanation in stock, and it is the most vague as it refers to some “illegal access” that has been “…initiated from your PC without your knowledge and content.”
Needless to say, the hackers associate those cases with relevant clauses of US Law.
MoneyPak is the title of the virus stands for the online payment system the user is expected to choose for wiring the amount demanded. However, please note the transfer system has not been found to sponsor or support the criminals in any way.
To remove FBI MoneyPak ransomware, extermination of rootkit type infection is needed. This post features only free methods of the removal of FBI fake popup. Please do not resort to satisfying the hacker’s demands as that would turn out to be but another waste of money and does not delete the virus providing, if any, only temporary relief.
Removal of FBI MoneyPak ransomware will for sure enhance computer system performance. If you are still unsatisfied, your PC got more viruses to deal with applying free security solutions – for example, one of those available here. Troubleshooting in case of encountering difficulties to get rid of FBI MoneyPak ransomware malware is available with Tutorials.
Incomplete or incorrect extermination of files and registry values constituting the infection, e.g. deletion of harmless files and registry entries instead of those specified below due to mistyping, is quite possible. Furthermore, resent observations on fake security tools have shown that this kind of malware might strike back, i.e. make harm to computer system in response to attempt of deleting its components.
If you are a Windows user, secure your computer system before proceeding to the adware extermination by means of system and registry backup prior to launching deletion of the adware components.
4 easy steps to remove fake antivirus:
Step1. System Backup
Step2. Killing FBI MoneyPak ransomware Processes (in Windows)
You must kill FBI MoneyPak ransomware processes:
Once system and registry backup is complete, make sure the infection you want to get rid of is not currently running any processes; otherwise kill its processes in the Task Manager.
Step3. Exposure and Detection and Deletion of FBI MoneyPak ransomware Files
Once the targeted infection is idle, you need to find its relevant entries. Some of them might be hidden as the malware often attributes such value to its files in order to reduce the risk of their deletion.
*This malicious software creates the folders and files with random names, most likely you will not find in their files and folders with names such as in the example above, but they will look something like this.
Step4. Delete FBI MoneyPak ransomware System Registry Values
Edit System Registry deleting the following entries: