United States Cyber Security Virus Removal Guide

United States Cyber Security Virus is a new revision to the FBI moneypak virus, both of which are classified as ransonware. Ransonware is malicious software which holds the computer ransom from the user demanding payment. During the ransom, the computer will block the user from using the computer and demand payment. The are many of ransomware software on the internet, with United States Cyber Security virus being the latest one. Each version presents itself to the user as a government entity asking for payment for a crime. For the United States Cyber Security virus, the top line will state “Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below”. The next sentence will read “you have been violating copyright and related rights law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.” The software will then ask for payment through moneypak of $200. The United States Cyber Security Virus is essentially a scam and should be removed to stop further damage to the computer.

Since the United States Cyber Security virus blocks access to the computer, the following steps must be followed in order to remove the United States Cyber Security 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 (before the Windows screen shows) 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 United States Cyber Security Virus can be removed manually or by scanning with removal software. Some versions of the malicious software will block safe mode; therefore, the user will need to find a boot cd to attempt a removal.

Below is our recommended removal software for the United States Cyber Security Virus. The removal software 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 by removing United States Cyber Security virus from the computer. 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 United States Cyber Security Virus Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters and numbers].exe

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

If you have successfully remove the United States Cyber Security Virus, please feel free to share a solution below since this ransomware is widespread and effecting many people. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.

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3 Responses to “United States Cyber Security Virus Removal Guide”

nitebird August 29th, 2012 at 7:19 am

Followed your instructions to us F8 boot up and was able to run malwarebytes to get rid of this virus! Thanks 100!

Mikus August 30th, 2012 at 6:47 am

I am unable to remove this virus and desperately need assistance. I am not able to access the tasks window nor the alternative that this site provides, because the virus takes over the whole screen as soon as the computer turns on. also, i am unable to load any of the safe modes. when i select any of them it starts loading all of the files, then completely restarts the system and just starts normally. please help!

jk August 30th, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Luckily when it happened to me I was using one of my computers sub-accounts and not the main one. I rebooted in the main account and didn’t have the same problem, and so concluded that it was isolated in that one sub-account. I deleted that entire account, and think that may have purged it from my computer.

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