Federal Bureau Investigation virus is a sneaky malware that infects random computer systems through security vulnerabilities or distributed through spam mails or fake torrent files. It is very important to use secure browsers and use latest versions of Java to prevent such infections from happening. Once inside, the virus completely locks your system and only displays one message telling that you have been violating the Copyright and Related Rights Law and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content. Here’s a part of the message that you will receive if you get infected by Federal Bureau Investigation virus:
FEDERAL BUREAU INVESTIGATION
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
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 the United States of America.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages of a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno/Zoofilia and etc.). thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of the United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides to a depravation of liberty for four to twelve years.
The message looks really scary as it tells what laws you have violated, mentions the article, section and clause. The interface looks very legitimate as well. The message claims that you have to pay a fine of $200 in order to get your computer unblocked. However, No institution would lock your PC and ask you to pay fines. Federal Bureau Investigation virus is a scam and you should not trust these messages.
We have seen this type of viruses already, so it’s clear that Federal Bureau Investigation is just one more version of the threats that use a name of FBI to look more legitimate and get money from random computer users by scaring them. You may have already heard about FBI ransomware, Police Central e-Crime Unit ransomware, FBI Moneypak virus and others. Do not get tricked by Federal Bureau Investigation virus. All these programs are very dangerous and they must be removed as soon as possible.
In order to remove Federal Bureau Investigation virus, follow the steps below:
- Reboot and press F8 while PC is booting
- Choose safe mode with networking
- Launch MSConfig
- Disable startup items rundll32 launching something from Application Data
- Reboot. FBI ransomware should not load.
- Download https://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe and scan your PC.
If that doesn’t work try the folowing steps:
- Reboot, and launch task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC ) while your programs are loading. It should run under YOUR user permissions, not system.
- Kill malware process using task manager in process tab.
- Download and scan with https://www.2-viruses.com/downloads/spyhunter-i.exe , Hitman Pro or spyhunter.
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