FBI Moneypak Ransomware is a computer malware threat that is presented in the form of a deceptive message basically holding a PC for ransom until a hefty fee is paid up. Usually, FBI Moneypak Ransomware will use copied law enforcement graphics such as those from the FBI to pass itself off as an agency that has found issues with a PC user’s activity. Researchers have identified FBI Moneypak Ransomware to be a strongly-worded scam.
FBI Moneypak Ransomware is a variation of a fake message that basically locks up a PC with a misleading message until a ransom is paid. The FBI Moneypak Ransomware threat is part of a widely exploited Ukash money transfer service. Hackers who have created the FBI Moneypak Ransomware threat look to get paid at the hands of unsuspecting computer users.
The FBI Moneypak Ransomware message closely copies the legitimate FBI web page where it will then relay a deceptive message describing detected illegal activities. The message continues to explain that a fee must be paid up to unlock your computer, similar to the Ukash Virus Ransomware message. In a way, FBI Moneypak Ransomware will actually lock up a system or prevent access to certain applications or even internet access. FBI Moneypak Ransomware focuses its threat on U.S.-based PCs due to the nature of the imitated FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) site.
Computer users should never take any FBI Moneypak Ransomware messages for face value. The FBI or any other law enforcement agency will never ask for ransom even if you performed illegal actions on your computer. They would rather be at your doorstep putting you in handcuffs.
The FBI Moneypak Ransomware scam message may resemble the following images (UPDATE: There are several other versions we have seen recently that may not look exactly like these. SpyHunter is able to remove all variations).
The FBI Moneypak Ransomware message reads:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Location: Your Country Here
IPS: Your ISP Here
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violation Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno, Zoofilia 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.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law of Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of United States of America of May 28, 2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
Fines may be paid within 72 hours after the infringement. As soon as 72 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 72 hours!
To unblock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of 100$.
At times, the message above comes in a redirected web site where the computer user is automatically taken to upon installation or infection of the FBI Moneypak Ransomware threat. The message itself is used as an aggressive scare tactic to make PC users believe that they have done something illegal and must now pay a fine. PC users are able to pay the fine but will later pay even more when they discover the party receiving the funds are nothing more than hackers.
Paying $100 or more to the FBI Moneypak Ransomware site is a big mistake. The only thing that should be paid for is for a program to remove FBI Moneypak Ransomware malware, which costs a lot less than the $100 that these cybercrooks are asking for. FBI Moneypak Ransomware is a heavily promoted scam. Scams such as FBI Moneypak Ransomware should not be taking lightly.
FBI Moneypak Ransomware may also lock up an infected computer where the PC user is no longer able to access or perform certain actions. FBI Moneypak Ransomware may record a PC’s IP address and redirect them to a fake local law enforcement page. Simply paying the $100 fee will not unlock the computer or resolve any issues that come about from FBI Moneypak Ransomware.
In an effort to alleviate the problems that come with FBI Moneypak Ransomware, you should take action now to remove FBI Moneypak Ransomware. The process of removing FBI Moneypak Ransomware can be tricky, which is why you may use a malware solution to easily remove it from your system. New antimalware software is one key to removing FBI Moneypak Ransomware in addition to manual removal, which may be performed by more experienced PC users.
Automatically Detect and Remove FBI Moneypak Ransomware:
*SpyHunter’s free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects FBI Moneypak Ransomware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter to remove FBI Moneypak Ransomware and any other detected malware. SpyHunter is able to remove all variations of the FBI Virus
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3. The SpyHunter download will begin.
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Note: FBI Moneypak Ransomware may block installation of antimalware or antivirus software. You may need to boot your PC into Safe Mode with Networking to install an antimalware program.
Steps to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:
- Bookmark or Favorite this Post/Web Page.
- Restart your PC
- Press the F8 key (before Windows starts to load – during the boot sequence text screens) a few times until it registers.
- Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
- Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download an antimalware application.
DIY FBI Moneypak Ransomware removal resources
*If you are an experienced computer user, you may locate and delete the FBI Moneypak Ransomware files below. The manual removal process for FBI Moneypak Ransomware is best performed while in Safe Mode.
FBI Moneypak Ransomware Files