I’m distraught here. Got a message saying l have been looking at child porn and other various things which l haven’t they want me to pay a fine with $500. I was looking at the 2 broke girl show actors on my Samsung phone and then it took me to a link to see one of the actresses and then an fbi screen came on suddenly. I have never met this problem. Am I facing such a huge problem with FBI? What should I do? I don’t have so much money right now. Will they take me the court or prison? Any help will be appreciated.
FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus is classified as a piece of ransomware that demands non-existed fine from innocent users in the name of FBI. The cyber criminals create it to blackmail people by blocking their devices. At the very beginning, FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus mainly attacked computers all over the world. However, more and more Android tablets and phones have been infected. No matter your device is a Sumsung, HTC, LG or other brands, it can be locked by this virus after it is infected with malicious programs. A fake message which pretends to be sent by FBI will appear on your screen telling that you were caught performing some illegal activity like sharing pornographic or copyrighted material. It asks for $100 to $500 to unblock your device within 48 hours or 72 hours. Otherwise, you will be prosecuted and thrown into jail for 3 to 5 years. Sometimes, it may tell you that all data on your device will be deleted if you do not pay a certain amount of money in time. Many people thought that this warning was from the FBI. Therefore, they followed the guide to pay fine. Unfortunately, the virus still blocks their devices. They still can not do anything on devices. We must tell you that FBI Green Dot Moneypak message is a scam virus which has nothing to do with FBI. It steals the name of authority to scare you into paying ransom. Do not ever pay the criminals. It will not help your blocked device. The most important thing you need to do right now is removing this FBI Green Dot Moneypak virus to unblock your device and avoid further damage from it.
You may wonder why your device is infected with this FBI Green Dot Moneypak virus so easily as you have not done anything violating the laws. Besides, almost all of you have a security program to protect your device. For that, you need to note that virus is changing all the time. It becomes more and more complicated and aggressive which makes it very difficult for the security program to block all kinds of viruses. Besides, virus is transformed in different form before it sneaks into your device. Commonly, FBI Green Dot Moneypak virus is bundled with unknown free software. This kind of free software just looks normal which makes it difficult to tell it is a virus. Virus will be activated when you download malicious program. Hence, be careful with unknown software next time. Also, virus can hide in attachment of spam and on malicious websites. Ton of spam containing virus program are dispatched to Internet users every day. If you click on the malicious attachment or link in spam, virus program will be downloaded. According the research, most people picked up when they visited malicious websites. When they watched porn online, virus just popped up and locked them out of their devices. Therefore, to avoid Dot Moneypak virus, ignore spam and do not visit malicious websites.
Like other fake police ransomware, FBI Green Dot Moneypak virus can lock your device and display a fake warning. To trick you into believing that this warning is real, it claims that its owner is FBI. You have to pay fine as your device has been involved in law violation crimes. Some of numbers from your Contacts may be listed on your screen and you are told that they will be interrogated which makes it so real. In some cases, you are able to access your browser like Internet, Google Chrome. It hijacks your browser and only FBI Green Dot Moneypak page is available which asks you to pay ransom as it demands. Even worse, it can totally lock you out of your device. It will not let you access your Apps, pictures or anything else. Every time you start your device, this fake warning pops up and control your device before you can do anything to stop it. In this situation, do not try to pay ransom to unblock your device because the hackers only want your money. They leave virus on your device while you paid. Do not ever trust such a message and lose money for nothing. We kindly suggest you delete FBI Green Dot Moneypak virus manually as soon as possible.
Step 1: Please try to put the infected android phone into Safe Mode at first to unlock the screen temporarily from FBI Green Dot Moneypak Virus
(1). For various android phones: hold down the power button to bring out the menu with Power Off and Reboot option—-hold down the Power Off option (If nothing happens, please tap and hold the Reboot option instead)—-click OK on the pop-up box asking if you want to access safe mode
(2). For Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5: power off the device—-turn on and tab the soft-touch Menu button repeatedly
(3). For Samsung Galaxy S3 and other phones with similar customized android system: power off the device—-turn on and hold down the Volume Down button (try Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together if Volume Down does not work) when the brand logo shows up
You will see “Safe mode” at the lower left corner of the screen if you access safe mode successfully
Step 2: Search and remove suspicious files which are related to the virus
Step 3: Reboot the device to get out of safe mode
If you get FBI Green Dot Moneypak massage on your device, remember that this message is fake. The police will not come to arrest you. No matter how strict the laws of your country are, FBI will not punish you in this way. They will send you an official document or give you a call if you did violate the law. Probably, they will show up at your door directly. Noticing that this is a virus, you should not pay ransom to support the criminals. After they get your money, they will not stop but go on grabbing money from other innocent people. Therefore, just ignore this fake warning and do not allow the criminals achieve their evil goal. To get rid of FBI Green Dot Moneypak virus completely, we strongly suggest you remove it manually.
Published by David MicKinney, last updated on May 1, 2016 5:21 pm | How to Guides