FBI Anti Piracy Warning malware is a ransomware that generates a fake message warning that your computer has been locked because some illegal activity has been noticed on your computer. In fact the program was designed by cyber criminals to get money from random computer users. FBI Anti Piracy Warning does not allow to do anything on your computer as you only see a warning in front of you. None of the programs on your computer work and you are not able to do anything on your machine. You may know that it is not the first time when the names of police institutions are used in order trick computer users. FBI Anti Piracy Warning is just another version of infamous FBI Moneypak virus. However, Anti-Piracy warning malware is limited to less versions of the trojans, thus it is easier to remove.
The message of FBI Anti Piracy Warning claims that your PC is blocked due to illegally downloaded material. That MP3’s, Movies, Software, etc. It says that you have to pay a fine of $400 as you broke a law. After that it promises that your computer will be unblocked. Unfortunately, that is not true. It’s just a trick that computer hackers use in order to gain money easily. THat’s how the message looks like originally:
FBI Anti-Piracy Warning
All activity of this computer has been recorded.
If you use a webcam, videos and pictures were saved for future identifications.
Your Computer has been locked!
Illegal downloaded material (MP3′s, Movies or Software) has been located on your computer.
Unlock your computer:
To unlock your computer and yo avoid other legal consequences you are obligated to pay a fine of $400. Payment of the fine is done by GreenDot MoneyPak payment voucher. After payment is made your computer will be unlocked and legal actions will not be taken.
Failure to comply with FBI Anti-Piracy warnings could result in criminal charges and possible imprisonment up to 3 years in country jail.
Note, that legitimate FBI Anti-Piracy warning is included in some movie and other copyrighted works. Such warning just warns about the copyright and does not forces to pay any ransom. The ransomware works differently and demands the payment using pre-paid cards. No government institution would do such thing without court order and not in person.
Do not have any doubts and remove FBI Anti Piracy Warning as soon as you detect it on your system. Since your computer is completely blocked you will have to use a USB stick where you will have to download a reputable anti-spyware program and run a full system scan from it. Also If you can access another user from the infected PC, download Spyhunter on that account, launch it (if you need, run it as infected administrative user). Perform a full scan. This is by far the easiest way to remove FBI Ransomware without any data loss. Another trick is to pull out the network cable while PC is booting and pull it in couple minutes after the startup to download anti-malware programs.
Follow these steps if needed:
1. Restart your computer, press F8 while it is restarting
2. Choose safe mode with networking
3. Launch MSConfig
4. Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data;
5. Restart your computer again.
7. Scan with https://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe to find the file and remove it
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