What is Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus scam? A message pops up suddenly to block the computer asking to pay $300 fine when you are browsing sites? It claims that your computer has been locked by Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security up for some safety reasons and you must pay $300 within 48 hours? You must feel very scared the first time you read the content of the message. Will you really be arrested or accused by the police if you don’t pay the fine? You cannot access the computer anymore since the message has occupied the full computer screen? How to get your computer back?
Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus is a new scam virus which can lock user’s computer under the name of Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security, FBI, Department of Defense and U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center. It mainly spreads through network and is capable to attack computer users from worldwide in different names. Computer users in United States of America are the major attack targets of this virus. There are some other viruses which perform the similar malicious tasks set by those cyber criminals including FBI virus, United States Courts Virus and Department of Justice Virus. These virus are quite rampant now, so please be more careful when you are viewing anything online. Indeed, the ransomware is very invasive, and it exploits the system leaks to bring additional computer threats, invading the infected system terribly.
Most of time, you may get the Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus if you accidentally click on a link that is released by cyber criminals, open an email attachment that contains this virus and install those uncertified freeware. Once it is activated, it will pop up immediately to lock the computer and display you a message with those government institutions mentioned above to scare you at the first sight. Furthermore, it also lists the reasons why your computer has been locked. For example, you are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc) or you are suspected of violation of “Copyright and Related rights Law” (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. You may feel confused that why it still locks the computer even though you did not do those things it lists on the message. Actually, it is indeed a virus and is not related to any government institution. If you pay the $300 fine in 48 hours to the cyber criminals who hide in an unknown place, your computer will still be infected and there is no way to get the money back. Furthermore, more and more other viruses will be implanted into the computer if the virus stays in the computer for a long time, which allows the cyber criminals to access your important data in the computer. Therefore, if you want to save the computer and your privacy, you shall remove the tricky ransomware as quickly as possible.
Apart from blocking your Windows desktop, the risky ransomware affects your system performance greatly. The longer it stays in the contaminated system, the greater damages it will bring to your computer. For instance, the virus is capable to trigger blue screen of death, corrupted .dll files, registry entries error and system crash and so on. If you ever leave the target computer to be damaged, you will find that your affected system fails to startup sometimes. The Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus can lock the computer completely and you don’t know what actually you can do to get rid of it. Some users may feel confused that why it can sneak into the computer when there is an antivirus programs installed in the computer. The virus was created with advanced technologies which enable it to bypass the detection and removal of the antivirus program. Manual removal is the best way to get rid of it thoroughly.
Victim said: My husband was on the Internet earlier and he stumbled into the lock down screen. He wasn’t even watching porn or doing anything illegal!!! It said he had to pay $300 and then the computer would be unlocked in 48 hours. Well he paid it and now we found out this was a scam. His computer is still locked. What do we do and how can we get our $300 back ?? Help..
This is a tricky virus that can escape from all kinds of antivirus programs. It may get into your computer via the following ways:
Open spam email and click the strange links attached or download the attachment which contains the virus.
Visit malicious websites or click on unknown links.
Download or install some free applications and movies from hacked sources.
Since the advanced anti-virus software is blocked, then it won’t take effective to help you remove this risky ransomware. As we learn that this tricky virus does not only blocks your access to Windows desktop but also affects your system files and registry entries. As soon as your computer is blocked, you can do nothing in the affected system. In order to unlock your computer, you are required to delete all affected system files and entries from the contaminated system. In this case, manual removal with the assistance of PC experts online will enable you to remove the risky Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security virus successfully. Be cautious when carry out each manual removal step, as manual removal process is quite difficult and complicated. You had better back up vital data before going ahead to deal with this ransomware. Manual removal guide given here will offer you some clues to unlock your computer from this malicious virus.
1. Access Safe Mode with Networking
Restart your computer, immediately, quickly and repeatedly hit F8 key before the Windows start-up screen shows. Select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter key.
2. End the Virus Processes
Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together and end the virus processes in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
Random.exe (The names of the virus processes may be different all the time)
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries to this virus through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete the following registry entries listed below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this virus.
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
5. Restart the Computer to Normal Mode after the Above Steps Are Done.
In summary, Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus is indeed a scam virus which has nothing to do with any government institution. The message in the name of Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security, FBI, Department of Defense and U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center aims to scare you that you will be involved in a deprivation of liberty for several years once you don’t submit the ransom timely as requested. Some computer users don’t know what to do because they encounter this for the first time and they can do nothing in the computer because the virus has blocked their access to the Windows desktop. They are too scared and are afraid of being caught by the police, as a result, they are easy to fall into the virus scam and pay the fine blindly. In fact, nothing is going to change after paying the fine. Once payed, you will lose your hard earned money and leave your computer being damaged miserably. The virus has the ability to open a highway for the cyber criminals to access the computer and collect your privacy for illegal activities. In order not to suffer from any further loss, you had better take actions to remove the dangerous virus from your computer completely and promptly.
Published by Deb Mirren, last updated on November 20, 2013 2:21 am | How to Guides