"Guys, please help! My laptop is totally locked by FBI now and it says that I have violated some laws and needs to pay a release fee of $200 to unlock my laptop."
If your computer encountered the similar situation, it means your computer is affected by FBI MoneyPak Virus. The FBI virus, also referred to as the FBI Moneypak virus, Citadel Reveton, and other terms is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware we discovered in 2012 that cyber criminals use in attempt to disguise themselves as the FBI.
The FBI MoneyPak virus will lock you out of your computer and applications, and display a bogus notification that pretends to be from the FBI and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content. You need to pad a penalty fine of $100, $200, $300, or more unlock the computer system within the allotted time of 48 to 72 hours by use of MoneyPak cards.
Seeing this type of message most people will get afraid as they do not want to get arrested or to have long legal battle with FBI. So they end up paying so called fine to cyber criminals. However, the claims made by the FBI virus are fraudulent information that is in no way associated with the government of the United States. And after paying, your computer is still infected and need to be cure. Thus, here I will show you how to remove FBI MoneyPak Virus from laptop.
The FBI MoneyPak virus is distributed through several means such as malicious websites, spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites. To unlock a computer locked by FBI MoneyPak virus, you need to remove FBI MoneyPak Virus from your computer first.
You can manually remove this FBI MoneyPak virus. And before you make any changes, please do a system backup with backup tool such as Windows Boot Genius beforehand in case any unpredictable results occur.
Step 9. Find out and remove all these associating registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\Current\Winlogon\"Shell" = "random"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
Reboot your computer and get into normal mode when the above steps are done. Your computer should now be free of the FBI MoneyPak infection. Note that steps above only apply to computer locked by FBI MoneyPak virus. If you want to Unlock a Password-Protected Computer, click here for details.
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