Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI Virus Removal Guide

Internet Crime Complaint Center Department of Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus is defined as ransomware, which is essentially malicious software which holds the computer ransom from the user demanding payment in return to allow the user to access to the computer. The virus will effective take control of the computer and demand payment, making it a challenge to remove. Ransomware software is not a new type of virus, with Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI Virus being one of many ransomware software on the internet that have been released this year. Each version presents itself to the user as a government entity asking for payment for a crime (for this virus, it is the Department of Federal Bureau of Investigation). For the Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI virus, the top line will state “You have been violating copyright and related rights law (video, music, software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thys infrining Arcticle I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the copyright of the criminal code of the United States of America.”. The software asks for payment through moneypak (which is likely unusual for a government agency). In addition, the ransomware will lock the computer to make it inaccessible to the user, making it a challenge to remove. The Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI Virus is essentially a scam and should be removed to stop further damage to the computer.

Since the Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI virus locks the computer, the following steps must be followed in order to remove the Internet Crime Complaint Center 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 (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 Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI 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 Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI virus. Below is our recommended removal tool for the Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI 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 Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI Virus Processes (Learn How To Do This)
[random letters and numbers].exe

Remove the Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI 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 Internet Crime Complaint Center FBI Virus. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask below.

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