Malex Trojan is a parasite showing various ransom messages. At the moment it is used for ransomwares that displays a fake notification imitating a message from FBI. The message blames you for breaking some Copyright and Related Rights Law by viewing or distributing pornographic content. Once infected, your computer will be completely locked and you will not be allowed to reach anything from there.
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violation Copyright and Related Rights Law (video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents, thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
To unlock your system, Malex Trojan asks you to pay a fine of $200 through Moneypak payment system. The message also states that if you don’t do that within 72 hours the possibility to pay this fine will expire and a criminal case will be inflated against you. According to Malex this can cause you a fine up to $100,000 or deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.
Despite the fact that this message looks really scary, you cannot take it for granted. This message is not related to FBI or other legitimate institution in any way. It’s a job by cyber criminals who infiltrate using Malex Trojan to your system without your knowledge and manipulate you the way they want. They use a name of of various police and other institutions to scare computer users and make them pay the 200 USD “fine” without thinking. However, you should always thing twice before paying anything. If you got infected, you have to remove Malex Trojan without hesitations. It is not that easy to do that as it displays a fake FBI message screen with each system reboot and does not allow you doing anything on your PC.
In order to remove Malex Trojan you have to scan your infected system using an antimalware program, for example, Spyhunter. Follow these steps if you got infected with Malex Trojan:
1. Reboot your system into safe mode.
2. Run MSConfig.
3. Disable all startup entries, especially the ones referencing RunDLL
4. Reboot as usual
5. Scan your system with Spyhunter to find malicious files and delete them.
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