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Jun 6, 2013

How to Manually Unlock Your PC from Malex Ransomware?

Has your computer been locked up by Malex Ransomware for no reason while you are still working on it? Do you really violate the laws of the country? Will you be in any trouble with legal issues? The answer is NO! Whether it’s legit or not, how can you unlock your computer so that you can get back to work on it?

Malex Ransomware Overall Description:

Malex Ransomware is believed to be the latest version of the popular FBI Moneypak virus. They both lock your computer with a warning page entitled the FBI. Over the past few months, lots of computer users have been infected by this fake FBI warning screen. It all started within the United States at first and then spread all over the world with different versions and languages. But all the versions have the same character, which is, they all lock up your computers in the names of the countries. Is Malex Ransomware real? Of course it’s not real! It’s indeed a cyber scam that is created by hackers in order to collect money from innocent computer users.

Is there any chance that this Malex Ransomware is legit? Many people who have visited pornographic contents online may ask. Why do they have doubts about the legality of this Malex virus? According to the locking screen, one of the reasons it states you have done is that you have been viewing or distributing pornographic contents online. But whether you have done this activity or not, Malex Ransomware is a scam! It’s not real! By stating these illegal activities you may have done, it just tries to collect as much fines as possible from PC users like you! It is understandable that no one wants to be in troubles with legal issues, so whoever gets this locking screen from Malex Ransomware will be willing or reluctant but have to pay the requested fines because they don’t want to be arrested or sent to court. And in order to unlock your computer, you will have to pay 200 dollars. If there are 100 people who believe what this fake Malex says and pay the $200, there will be $20,000 in total! That’s quite a temptation! But will your computer be automatically unlocked once you pay? According to some of the victims, they paid but their computers still got complete locked. They cried about their carelessness when they paid and still struggled to unlock their computers from this Malex Ransomware. Therefore, you should not pay this $200 amount of fines to get your computer unlocked! To get your computer back in normal, the only thing you need to do is to uninstall this Ransomware as a malicious program or nasty virus.

The following instructions require better computer skills to deal with program files and registry entries. If you’re not sure on how to delete this nasty Malex Ransomware pop-up screen, you are welcome to contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now.

Screen Shot of Malex Ransomware:

Warning details you can read:
IP:
LOCATION:

Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.

ATTENTION!

You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents, thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.

You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno/ Zoophilla and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve 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!
To unlock the computer, you must pay the fine through Moneypak of 200$.

How do I unlock computer using MoneyPak?

1. Find a retail location near you.
2. Look for a MoneyPak in the prepaid section. Take it to the cashier and load it with cash. A service fee of up to $4.95 will apply.
3. To pay fine, you should enter the digits MoneyPak resulting code in the payment form and press Pay MonayPak.

When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 48 hours after the money is put into the State account. In case an error occurs, you’ll have to send the code by email fine@fbi.gov [Do not forget to specify IP address]

Other Potential Threats You May Beware:

Other than locking your computer up and stop you from using it, Malex Ransomware can also:
1. Disable several functions of computer.
2. Create system flaws to bring more viruses and malware.
3. Bring remote hackers to take control of your computer.
4. Stuff your computer with useless and infected files and folders to make it slow.

Is There Any Program That Can Deal with This Fake Malex Warning?

Obviously, this Malex Ransomware should be manually removed off your computer. Hackers who created it in the first place know that antivirus will try to block it from accessing the targeted computers, so they have enabled it to bypass the antivirus programs and then get inside. Once the infected is done, you will receive a total block all of a sudden when using the computer. Malex Ransomware screen pops up and stops you from getting into anything on this computer. If it stays long enough in your computer, it may even disable the functions of antivirus. Besides, there isn’t a perfect antivirus software for every virus. It takes time for antivirus to update while viruses like this Malex can be created every day. Thus, if you are still searching online hoping to find a better program to help you remove this Malex fake alert, you are wasting too much time.

Steps to Manually Remove This Malex Ransomware and Unlock Your PC:

As mentioned before that legitimate antivirus programs cannot 100% remove this Malex Ransomware, you will need to do the removal manually. It will require lots of knowledge of computer. And before you make any changes, please do a system backup beforehand in case any unpredictable results occur. Following are some steps for your consideration when you are doing this on your own:

1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard and next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time or right click on the Task Bar to open the Windows Task Manager; then scroll down to End processes related to [Malex Ransomware].exe;

3. Open Control Panel from Start menu; then find Folder Options and under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;

4. Open Registry Editor by pressing Windows+R keys and typing in regedit;

5. Find out and delete all these associating files as below:
%AppData%\NPSWF32.dll
%AppData%\Protector-.exe
%AppData%\result.db
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\ Malex.lnk
%Desktop%\ Malex Ransomware.lnk

6. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\{random}
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Regedit32
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\”Shell” = “{rnd}.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

7. Reboot again and get into normal mode when the above steps are done.

Video Shows You How to Remove Malex Fake Warning:

Summary

Malex Ransomware, a.k.a FBI Moneypak is the most popular cyber police virus in these days. Its purpose is simple. To lock your computer in the name of FBI and threaten you with legal issues to make you pay the $200 fines. It first started within the U.S. area. Then its various versions appear on computers in Canada and European countries including United Kingdom, Netherlands, France, Italy, and Ireland. All the versions are entitled with related countries names or authorized organizations. If you cannot tell whether Malex Ransomware is a scam or not, you will be easily falling for the trap. The first thing to do when your computer gets locked up is to stay calm and do not pay immediately! It gives you 72 hours to do that anyway. You can then do some researches online from another PC or consult online computer experts to make sure you are paying for the right thing. And once you have realized this Malex Ransomware is in fact a scam, you should try to get rid of it immediately before more damages happen to your computer.

Special Tips: It is strongly recommended to remove this Malex Ransomware with expertise, because any mistake due to lacking of computer knowledge could lead to more damages till system goes crash down. And if you still cannot successfully get rid of this Malex screen by the above instructions, please contact YooCare 24/7 Online Expert now for a fast and professional help.

Published by Vinson J.Porche & last updated on June 6, 2013 4:48 am

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