Is your computer locked by FBI Department of Defense virus that asks you to pay $300 fine through Moneypak? Don’t know whether this warning taking over your screen is real or fake? Can FBI really lock your computer? Http://fbideparment.com blocking browser? How to unlock the computer from FBI scam?
FBI Department of Defense Virus is another scam coming from the FBI Ransomware group that is promoted via spam e-mails, malicious or hacked Web pages, peer-to-peer networks. This type of virus usually arrives in files attached to spam e-mail messages which used to trick a user into opening or comes when users have ever been clicking malicious links or viewing pornographic websites. When this Ransomware parasite silently installs itself to the system, it rapidly takes over your screen and displays a fake warning disguising from FBI to prevent you from accessing the normal desktop. Under such circumstance, your files, music and photos are inaccessible because you can do nothing on your computer at all.
The virus has already infected hundreds of PC users and successfully fooled them into paying the non-existent fine because it has a convincing appearance. It starts its activity by displaying your IP address and blocking down the system, then it shows a huge alert to take over your screen. The virus page claims to be from FBI or other government institutions such as: Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security or U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center, but it is not real. Also from the contents on the virus page, we can see this FBI locked down virus is used to threaten innocent users and blame victims for breaking the laws and watching porn etc. Next, it refuses to give your access to your desktop and it requests you to pay $300 fine through Moneypak within 48 hours first. To further scam unsuspecting users, it also lists many more serious consequences such as being sent to jail, delete all files on the computer if you don’t pay the fine in time. For no reason should you pay the fine to the cyber criminals because organization has never been using such methods for collecting fines from people. Therefore, FBI Department of Defense Virus is a scam that should be ignored and removed quickly.
It is really annoying and frustrating if your computer is blocked by FBI Department of Defense scam. Most inexperience computer users may think that it’s really from the FBI for the virus page lists their IP addresses and even shows their pictures. Everything is pretended as if they are watched, recorded and under control of FBI. Thus, they feel scared and are afraid of if they refuse to pay the fine, they will be under arrest and sent to prison. So they choose to pay the ransom in order correct their violations as the virus page suggests. However, things are not as expected, paying the fine won’t help to unlock computer from FBI Department of Defense Virus and you will only get money loss as a result. A few people may think leaving the virus on their computer over 48 hours so that it can go away automatically. That is ridiculous. Victims should understand a fact that this virus designed by criminals just targets on your money. Hackers want to get as much money as possible so that they won’t let this virus attack stop so easily. You won’t get your computer unlocked even if the fine is paid, instead, hacker may still be spying on your machine and find another way to rip you off. Thus, it is highly recommended users to unlock the PC by using the manual way below.
Once your computer is attacked by this ransomware, you will get a pop up of this warning page out of nowhere blocking you from accessing the computer:
Generally speaking, this malware is a variant of the FBI Virus. It aims to lock up your system, not allowing the user to access the computer’s desktop, nor access the internet. FBI Department of Defense hoax is good at deceiving victims into paying a supposed penalty of $300 USD by transferring money via Moneypak or MoneyGram to unlock the PC. This is a virus and it is not worth paying. You have to find a way to get rid of it as quickly as you can.
– Today I went on the computer and when I clicked on the internet and a pop up came out of nowhere saying that I was watching Child porn on the computer and that I need to pay 300 dollars within 48 hours and if I don’t then the possibility of unlocking my computer expires. It gives me a box on the top right hand corner to let me enter the unlock code. And also shows my IP address and country in the middle. It is really freaking me out! Is this thing really coming from FBI?
– My computer is hit by FBI Department of Defense Virus. I know this is a scam because I’ve read to many books and seen many movies to know this is not how the FBI works. If I did have child porn in my laptop, then nothing will happen because the police won’t be able to locate it. I would like to know how to get rid of this virus or whatever this may be. I can’t access the internet on my laptop using safe mode and safe mode with networking, so how will this work if the internet won’t work on the laptop?
– I have the FBI screen lock virus on my computer and I cannot start it in safe mode, safe mode with networking or safe mod with command prompt. Every time I do that, it just freezes, then restarts. Please help me.
– I got the fbi virus on my laptop and i cant go on it at all! It says I have to pay 300 dollars so i can get back in..I first freaked cause i thought it was real but they are just trying to get money. Does anyone know how to get rid of it, my antivirus expired and I’ve tried several things I saw online but none worked and youtube videos I’ve seen don’t really help. Thanks!
– Oh my god! I don’t know what happen that my computer was locked somehow. As soon as I turned it on, I got a window which was labeled ‘FBI’ and said I was in violation of one of the following: illegal use of downloaded media, under-age porn viewing, or computer-use negligence. It listed fines and penalties for each and directed me to pay $300 via a MoneyPak order. Instructions were given on how to load the card and make the payment. The page said if the demands were not met, criminal charges would be filed and my computer would remain locked on that screen. What to do?
Since FBI Department of Defense virus has completely locked up your computer making you difficult to gain access, you will need to manually remove it instead of using antivirus programs to do so. Also, antivirus programs cannot completely catch this virus. Otherwise, it would have caught it at the beginning when this FBI malware tries to sneak inside. Below are some basic steps on how to get rid of this virus manually. However, due to the changeable characters of this virus, you may not find the exact same files or entries to delete. That’s also why the manual removal requires expertise to do it. You will need to go through files and entries under different locations to define and delete. Any mistake could lead to unpredictable problems during the process. Thus, a backup of important files and programs is suggested before FBI Department of Defense virus removal. A flash drive or external hard drive will be needed.
1. Since you cannot gain access to the infected computer under regular mode because of this FBI Department of Defense lock screen, please restart the computer and put it in Safe mode with Networking first. Here’s the guide: Restart the computer upon the locking screen and start hitting F8 key repeatedly when PC is booting up again; if successfully, Safe mode options will show up on the screen for you to select. Please use arrow keys to highlight Safe mode with Networking option and hit enter key. System will be loading files into this mode afterward.
Attention: If virus stays in your computer for a long time, it may work in the background and block you from accessing safe mode with networking, thus, you’ll see virus page still or the virus forces you to log off and restart your computer automatically. In that case, please choose: Safe mode with command prompt and try if it helps. If none of them helps, please contact YooCare expert for instant help.
2. Open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options. Go to Folder Options window, under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
3. Under Safe mode with Networking, please hit Ctrl+Shift+Esc (Ctrl+Alt+Delete) keys together to pull up Windows Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to find processes associated with Internet Police Department scam and click End process.
4. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys and pull up Run box and searching for regedit.
5. Find out and delete files and registry entries associating with FBI Department of Defense virus as below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
6. Restart computer back to Regular mode and check out if the warning page still shows up again.
FBI Department of Defense is a Ransomware virus which is created by criminals with an intention of tricking unsuspecting PC users into paying a non existent fine for supposedly using copyrighted material or watching pornography. This virus is tricky for it exploits the name of Federal Bureau of Investigation to scare users and scam their money. Firstly users should realize this virus page is not sent by the real FBI. It was created by hackers who are hoping that unsuspecting PC users would believe the false statements before they realize it is a hoax.
This malware display a bogus message to freeze your screen. And it goes on to say that the user’s Internet address was identified by the FBI, then it blames victims for being involved in illegal activities, downloading copyrighted material and viewing pornography so that a large amount of victims are scared to death when the first time they see this fake FBI message. As it is mentioned on the bogus FBI page, users are required to pay a fine using a prepaid money card service if they want to get access to their computer. Of course no one wants to be in trouble from FBI or other similar organizations such as Department of Justice’s or Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, but paying the fine is not a wise decision because you will get nothing helpful to make you regain access to your desktop but just lose your money. It is suggested users not pay any money or provide any personal information. This virus have been known to capture personal information such as user names, passwords, and credit card numbers through embedded keystroke logging programs. Thus, FBI Department of Defense has to be removed manually to make sure it goes completely from your computer.
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 & last updated on December 29, 2013 4:14 pm