Help! My computer is blocked by NSA Internet Surveillance Program virus scam ransomware completely. It says something called NSA Prism and I think it must be a scam. From the virus page, it says I need to pay $300 to unlock my computer, if I don’t pay the fine, I will be imprisoned from 6 month or 10 years. How can this happen since I haven’t done anything like what it says. Is there any way to unlock my computer from NSA Internet Surveillance Program virus without paying $300?
NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus (also called National Security Agency Internet Surveillance virus) is new kind of the ransomware that attacks the victims in the United States of the America, the virus makers spare this ransomware by infected program, links and even the E-mail attachment. Victims may get this virus infection when they download and install the infected programs or visit some unsafe website or forum. Just like other kinds of these viruses, they all cheat the victims by acting the police or government department. When the victims tuns on the infected PCs, they will get a screen which has a big word “PRIME” on it and the logos of the 3 government departments – Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency, also victims can see the red sentence “YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED” appearing on the infected PC as well. NSA Internet Surveillance Program virus embezzles the name and logo of Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency to scare the victims for its malicious purpose. If the victims know nothing about this virus, they may be afraid of being arrested by the police, then trust what this virus says and follow its instruction to finish payment. Usually we call those ransomware as the MoneyPak virus, FBI virus, Department of Justice virus and U.S. Department of Homeland Security virus can be the 3 typical viruses that you need to pay attention to them as well. Those ransomware take the MoneyPak as their default payment because the victims can not get their money back easily even they finally find it is just a big scam. NSA virus has infected a lot of the PCs on the United States of the America and even the whole world. If you still do not know this virus, please remember from this moment, the police, local department and even the U.S government will not lock your computer for safety and ask you to pay a fine, so when you see any messages about blocking on your PC, you have no need to worry about the police and laws, you only need to realize that it is totally a fake message which just wants to get your money illegally, it is not a legit message comes from the government department at all. So there is one thing that you need to do, do not trust what it says and remove this ransomware as soon as possible.
NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus (also called National Security Agency Internet Surveillance Program Virus) is a brand new Ransomware that has been spreading on the Internet a few days ago. And mostly it is used to attack computers running in Windows operating system. That is to say, if your computer is running in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8, it is vulnerable to be attacked even if you have most advanced anti-virus program protected on the computer. It can attack the victims’ PCs by passing though the security program completely, that is why most of the anti-virus program can not prevent it from accessing the computers. This malware is famous for scaring users into believing they have been accused of watching porn or downloading or distributing illegal contents. It blocks users from accessing their files, music, task manger even the whole computer screen. After that, it falsely claims only if the users pay a fine of $300 through Greendot Moneypak voucher and get the voucher code, the computer will be unlocked immediately after the code is put in, and it also scares victims by listing the related laws about children abuse or porn and further punishment like being imprisoned or $25,0000 fine. Although this NSA Internet Surveillance Program virus page seems to be convincing as it displays your IP address, host Name and location, you still need to ignore it. Don’t fall into NSA Internet Surveillance Program scam. This malware popping up on your screen as soon as your computer starts up speaking about various offenses you have committed online is part of Ransom Trojan. By asking victims who believe in this warning to pay the fine through Moneypak, computer hackers will get it easier to collect from $300 from each victim and don’t afraid of being traced if victims realize this is a scam. Therefore, don’t spend any money on NSA Internet Surveillance Program malware. You have to know that this malware is created just to scare you and rip you off. The only way to stop this annoying alert and keep your computer safe is to remove the Ransomware as soon as possible.
New Version of NSA Internet Surveillance Program Virus Scam – The National Security Agency Virus
It will take control of your computer rapidly once it is downloaded.
It will encrypt all of your files on the compromised PC.
It will pretend itself as a legit warning and then ask for a ransom.
It can disable your task manager and even pop up in safe mode.
It can connect to a remote IRC server and forward the data to cybercriminals without a computer user’s awareness.
It can’t be simply uninstalled or removed in control panel.
Since NSA internet surveillance prism virus can block your antivirus programs to stop them from running even lock your PC entirely, under such circumstance, manual removal is required to handle with the virus. This manual removal guide is for advanced computer users to follow. If you are not 100% confident of what you will have to do, it’s suggested to get help from experts.
Please do a system backup before you start to delete this Ransomware virus manually.
1. Restart your PC before windows launches, tap “F8” constantly. Choose“Safe Mode with Networking” option, and then press Enter key.
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and stop the Ransomware processes in the Windows Task Manager.
Random.exe (The name of the virus process may be different all the time)
(If you can’t figure out the process of the virus, you can end the process called explorer.exe first so that virus won’t come up)
3. Delete associated files related to NSA Internet Surveillance Program from your PC completely as follows:
C:\Documents and Settings\<Current User>
4. Search for all related registry entries infected by this dangerous virus and wipe them out:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
5. Reboot the computer to normal mode when the above steps are done.
In general, once the NSA Internet Surveillance Program virus is installed to one PC, it will only show you a warning page and lock your PC completely. You can not close it by hitting minimize, red X or even the task manager on the normal mode. This virus will keep appearing when the victims log in the infected machine, that is why some victims will be badly scared if they have no idea about this tricky virus. They may even wonder whether they really break the law or not. Wake up, those blocking messages can not be trusted at all, actually you don’t break the laws like downloading and watching children abuse and porn at all, you don’t need to worry about the police because they will not arrest you like what it claims. It is just the method that virus makers use it to collect the money and information from the naive victims. This is just a big scam that you need to get rid of it once you see this virus. once this Ransomware keeps staying on the infected PC, it can even open a backdoor process automatically so that the virus makers are able to get into the infected PC for malicious purpose like stealing the account’s number and password. What is worse, browser hijack redirect, Trojan horse, Worm and even the rough program can infect the problematic PC at the same time, that is why part of the victims get the different virus and suffer a terrible situation. The security programs like anti-virus program and firewall can be disabled by this nasty NSA Internet Surveillance Program Ransomware totally, so it is suggested that you should remove this virus manually and quickly before it causes further damage on the infected PC, or the infected machine will in a high-risk of being attacked and extremely dangerous place.
Note: Manual removal is a skillful and risky job, if any mistakes are made in the process, you may damage your computer immediately. If you are not sure how to do, please contact YooCare PC experts 24/7 online for help right now.
Published by Selina Lynmich, last updated on October 30, 2013 7:58 am | How to Guides