A few minutes ago my laptop got hit by this scam. Above is a link describing it. Below is a "copy and paste".
The only way to get my laptop working for the time being was to restart it in safe mode. After the restart I did a sytem restore to 24 hours ago. ANY FURTHER STEPS I SHOULD TAKE BESIDES DOING A FULL VIRUS SCAN?
Remove Fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam Asking to Pay 200$ Fine to Unlock PC
Fake FBI warning virus (email@example.com) to pay $200 using Moneypak to unlock the computer? FBI(firstname.lastname@example.org) blocks computers viewing porn? IP address blocked by fake FBI Moneypak virus and a window says pay $200 fine to unlock computer? Is there a chance that we pay 200$ and get our computer block if we watch illegal movies? I am victim of “FBI Money Pak” scam and need assistance to remove malware blockage from my computer
My computer is locked saying pay $200 fine to FBI via Moneypak?
Fake FBI Moneypak Warning virus is defined as a horrible scam that will lock your computer and ask for money to unlock. It has been quite popular recently and many computer users have been tricked by it. Most people turn to be very terrified when this fake FBI warning scam appeared on their computers saying that they have to pay $200 within the next 72 hours. Due to the authorization of the FBI Organization, some may pay directly according to what it says because they don’t want to be in any kind of legal troubles or even be put in jail for the rest of life. But as a matter of fact, this is known as an Internet scam created by some hackers. Once your computer gets blocked by this fake FBI Moneypak warning virus, try to stay calm and do some researches via another computer or mobile phones to check out its legitimacy at first before you go ahead and make the payment.
To be more specific, once the infection is done, a warning page from the fake FBI Moneypak warning scam will block your computer and stop you from accessing to it. The warning is highlighted with the title of “THE FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION” and stating mainly that you have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law. You may have visited some illegal articles, pornographic websites, online videos or music. In the end of the warning it states that you have to pay fines within the next 72 hours after the infringement. But if you refuse to pay or cannot manage to pay in this period of time, “a criminal case is initiated against you automatically”. Although it looks quite legit and serious, it’s just an online fake warning to deceive money from innocent computer users. I was browsing a porn site and got a request to pay $200.00 to “money pak” to restore my service. what do you recommend that i do? All you need to do is to get rid of this fake FBI Moneypak warning scam completely as soon as possible.
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FBI Moneypak Pay $200 Fine Scam ScreenShot
Symptoms of Fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam Asking 200 Dollars Virus
■ 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 United States of America. If it is PCEU Virus then this is thus infringing Article 128 of the criminal code of Great Britain.
■ It can lock your computer and telling you have been viewing or distributing prohibited pornographic content(Child Porno/Zoofilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 202 of the criminal provides for deprivation of liberty for two or twelve yours.
■ Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC,or you have been…. Article 210 (it is 208 for PCEU Virus) of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.
■ Fines may only be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours! (Sometimes it shows you within 2 hours or 48 hours).
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Your Computer has been locked! by FBI Moneypak Virus/Malware/Scam
FBI website block for ip address infringement. Your Computer has been locked!
Illegally downloaded material (MP3′s, Movies or software) has been located on your computer.
By downloading, those were reproduced, thereby involving a crimial offense under Section 106 of the Copyright Act.
The downloading of copyrighted material via the Internet or music-sharing networks is illegal and it in accordance with Section 106 of the Copyright Act subject to fine or imprisonment for a penalty of up to 3 years.
Furthermore, possession of illegally downloaded material is punishable under Section 184 paragraph 3 of the Criminal Code and may also lead to the confiscation of the computer, with which the files were downloaded.
To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $200. Payable through GreenDot Moneypak. After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock.
Failure to adhere to this request could involve criminal charges and possible imprisonment.
To perform the payment, enter the acquired GreenDot Moneypak code in the designated payment field and press the “Submit” button.
If The Fake email@example.com Locked My Computer What Can I do?
FBI Moneypak Virus is one of the notorious ransomware that have started to target American computer users. Once downloaded onto your computer, it prevents you from accessing to the Windows Desktop, your files or Task Manager. And it shows a fake warning every time when Windows is launched, claiming that the victim’s computer system was involved in alarming illegal activity by the FBI. It says users have violated article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America or viewing prohibited pornographic content. Thus, computer is locked. This trick virus even detects IP from the infected computer, making users feel scared. The final goal of this virus is to ask users into paying a fine ($100 or $200) through moneypak with 72 hours. When I restart with safe mode it says please wait system will be downloading in 30 seconds but nothing happens. What you need to do is ignore the fake FBI Moneypak warning scam and seek for an efficient way to unlock your computer and clean out the infection.
Best Way to Remove Fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam Efficiently
The FBI Moneypak ransomware is a scam spreading on the Internet which tries to scare you under the title of FBI. Once installed, it displays a large alert window claiming that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the following situation: viewing pornographic content, spreading spam, illegally using or distributing copyrighted content and so on. Basically, your system is completely locked so you will not able to perform any tasks in your computer. In the alert window, the fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam also claims that you have to the fine through Moneypak of $200 in order to unblock your computer. If you pay the fine in time, your computer will be released in 1 to 72 hours. But if you don’t, then a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours. To make the alert seem more reliable, the malware also usually finds a way to installed webcam in your PC so that the alert shows what’s happening in the room. Now you know that this FBI virus is just a scam to scare you and trick your money, right? So don’t be taken in. The alert should be ignored and this malware should be removed fast and completely. To remove this virus without files lost or important data destroyed, you must need these step-by-step manual removal instructions. Manual removal of Fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam step by step.
Step 1: Restart your computer in safe mode with networking. To do this, please keep pressing F8 key before windows launches until you get there shown as below:
Step 2: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of Fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be displayed with different name with random letters.
Step 3: Delete all the files related to Fake FBI Moneypak Warning Scam
Login to profile in which you are getting FBI Moneypak virus…
Goto my computer
Then press ALT button once
Goto tools on menu bar
Goth select Folder options…
Click on view tab
Select Show hidden files, folders, and drives
Click ok button
Goto C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\Local\Temp folder
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe\Debugger svchost.exe
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Published by Karen J. Lawrence on July 18, 2012
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