Department of Justice FBI Virus Removal Guide
Department of Justice FBI virus is a new revision to the United States Cyber Security Virus, both of which are classified as ransonware. Ransonware is malicious software which holds the computer ransom from the user demanding payment in return to be able to use the computer. While the computer is being held ransom, the virus will block the user from using the computer and demand payment immediately. Ransomware is not a new type of malware; the are many previous versions of ransomware software on the internet, with Department of Justice FBI virus being the latest one. For the Department of Justice FBI virus, the top line will state “Your computer has been locked!”. The next sentence will read “this operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America! (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8; Article 202; Article 201 of the Criminal Code of U.S.A. provides for a depreivation of liberty for four to twelve years.)” The software will then ask for payment through moneypak of $200 by stating that “To unlock the computer you are obligated to pay a fine of $200″ and “you have 72 hours to pay the fine, otherwise you will be arrested.” The Department of Justice FBI virus should be removed from the computer since it is a scam.
Since the Department of Justice FBI virus blocks access to the computer, the following steps must be followed in order to remove the Department of Justice FBI 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:
Safe mode with networking will allow the user to use the internet in safe mode. Once in safe mode with networking, the Department of Justice FBI 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 Department of Justice FBI 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.
If you computer has multiple accounts on the computer, it is recommended that you attempt to log into another account and attempt to scan the computer since specific versions of this ransomware will only effect a single account. Once in the unaffected account, you can work to remove the virus.
The virus can also be removed manually by removing Department of Justice FBI 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 Department of Justice FBI virus Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters and numbers].exe
Remove the Department of Justice FBI virus Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\[random letters and numbers].exe
If you successfully remove the Department of Justice FBI virus, please feel free to share a solution below since many computers have been affecting by this computer virus. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.
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