Remove ‘Your Computer Has Been Locked!’ DOJ FBI Warning Ransomware Virus Threat
Sunday 14th December 2014,

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Remove ‘Your Computer Has Been Locked!’ DOJ FBI Warning Ransomware Virus Threat

posted by OnlineSafety411 Advisor  
Filed under Malware, Online Safety Threat Alerts, Ransomware


Your Computer Has Been Locked! Is a fake warning message that attempts to copy the look of what hackers think an FBI violation notification would resemble. The Your Computer Has Been Locked! Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation ransom message tries to relay a message that your operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States of America. This ransom message will even go as far as to lock up an infected system until a file of $100 or more is paid up. PC users that pay the fine, through legitimate moneypak or other payment processing methods, they will find out that they were scammed when the system remains locked or the message repeats itself. These methods are much like other fake warning messages, such as FBI Moneypak Ransomware or Ukash Virus.

FBI Computer Has Been Locked Ransomware message image variations:

The ‘Your Computer Has Been Locked!’ DOJ FBI Ransomware message reads:

Your computer has been locked!
This operating system is locked due to the violation of the fedefal laws of the United States of America! (Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8; Article 202; Article 210 of the Criminal Code of U.S.A. provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve years.)
Following violations were detected:
Your IP address was used to visit websites containing pornography, child pornography, zoophilia and child abuse. Your computer also contains video files with pornographic content, elements of violence and child pornography! Spam-messages with terrorist motives were also sent from your computer.
This computer lock is aimed to stop your illegal activity.
To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of $200.
You have 72 hours to pay the fine, otherwise you will be arrested.
You must pay the fine through MoneyPak:
To pay the fine, you should enter the digits resulting code, which is located on the back of your Moneypak, in the payment form and press OK (if you have several codes, enter them one after the other and press OK).
If an error occurs, send the codes to address fine@fbi.gov

Upon noticing this message, PC users are strongly urged to take actions to remove Your Computer Has Been Locked! DOJ FBI Warning ransomware and any associated malware threats. We suspect that the Your Computer Has Been Locked! DOJ FBI Warning message comes from Trojan horse or other malware threats. An antimalware/antispyware program is the best solution for removing Your Computer Has Been Locked! DOJ FBI Warning from your computer all together.

In an effort to alleviate the problems that come with Your Computer Has Been Locked, you should take action now to remove Your Computer Has Been Locked. The process of removing Your Computer Has Been Locked 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 Your Computer Has Been Locked in addition to manual removal, which may be performed by more experienced PC users.

How you can easily remove Your Computer Has Been Locked from your computer

Automatically Detect and Remove Your Computer Has Been Locked:

Download SpyHunter
Remove Your Computer Has Been Locked

Download SpyHunter AntiMalware

 

If your internet browser is being blocked and you are unable to download SpyHunter, please follow these instructions:

1. Hold the WinKey (Windows Key on your keyboard) and press the R key at the same time.

Windows Key

WinKey (Windows Key)

2. Type in (or copy and paste) http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/download-spyhunter and press Enter.

3. The SpyHunter download will begin.

4. You must find the downloaded file SpyHunter-Installer.exe and open/run it (double-click) to start the installation of SpyHunter.

Note: Your Computer Has Been Locked 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:

  1. Bookmark or Favorite this Post/Web Page.
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Press the F8 key (before Windows starts to load – during the boot sequence text screens) a few times until it registers.
  4. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  5. Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download an antimalware application.

DIY Your Computer Has Been Locked removal resources

*If you are an experienced computer user, you may locate and delete the Your Computer Has Been Locked files and registry entries below. The manual removal process for Your Computer Has Been Locked is best performed while in Safe Mode.

Your Computer Has Been Locked Files

  • %AppData%\Your Computer Has Been Locked
  • %Desktop%\Your Computer Has Been Locked
  • %Programs%\Your Computer Has Been Locked
  • %StartMenu%\Your Computer Has Been Locked
  • {random symbols}.exe
  • {random}.exe

Your Computer Has Been Locked Registry Entries

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Run {random symbols}.exe

 

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