FBI MoneyPak Virus Removal Guide

FBI MoneyPak Virus is classified as ransomware, which is malicious software which holds the computer ransom from the user demanding payment. The FBI MoneyPak Virus is one of many ransomware software on the internet (other examples include the Ukash virus, the Information Security and Control Act virus, and the Malex virus). Each version presents itself to the user as a government entity asking for payment for a crime. For the FBI MoneyPak virus, the top line will state “Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below”. The software will then ask for payment through moneypak (which may be unusual for a government agency). In addition, the ransomware will lock the computer to make it inaccessible to the user. The FBI MoneyPak Virus is essentially a scam and should be removed to stop further damage to the computer.

Since the FBI MoneyPak virus locks the computer, the following steps must be followed in order to remove the FBI MoneyPak Virus.

1. The computer will need to be started in safe mode with networking because the computer in inaccessible in regular mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and immediately press F8 multiple times after the computer powers on (and before the Windows screen) to bring up the boot options. The following options will be shown:

Boot Menu

Safe mode with networking will allow the user to use the internet in safe mode. Once in safe mode with networking, the user can remove the FBI MoneyPak Virus. Some versions of the malicious software will block safe mode; therefore, the user will need to find a boot cd to attempt a removal.

Once in safe mode with networking, the user can scan for removal of the FBI MoneyPak virus. Below is our recommended removal tool for the FBI MoneyPak Virus. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

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The virus can also be removed manually. The challenge is that the virus uses a random file name, making it a challenge to find. Below are instructions on how to manually remove the virus.

Stop the FBI MoneyPak Virus Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters and numbers].exe

Remove the FBI MoneyPak Virus Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\[random letters and numbers].exe

Please feel free to share a solution that you may have used to remove the FBI MoneyPak Virus. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.

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