Sunday, 2 November 2014

Remove FBI virus (Removal Guide)

(Does NOT always work)

Please note this is really long and most people find it easier to bring it into us to fix as it takes us 4-6 hrs to do
If your computer is locked, and you are seeing an “ATTENTION! Your computer has been locked” notification from Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), then your computer is infected with a piece of malware known as Trojan Reveton.
[Image: FBI Virus]
The FBI trojan is distributed through several means. Malicious websites, or legitimate websites that have been compromised, may drop this trojan onto a compromised computer.
This drive-by-download often happens surreptitiously.
Another method used to propagate this type of malware is spam email containing infected attachments or links to malicious websites.
The threat may also be downloaded manually by tricking the user into thinking they are installing a useful piece of software.
The FBI virus is also prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing websites and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software.
Once installed on your computer, the FBI virus will display a bogus notification that pretends to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content.

The FBI virus will lock you out of your computer and applications, so whenever you’ll try to log on into your Windows operating system or Safe Mode with Networking, it will display instead a lock screen asking you to pay a non-existing fine in the form of a MoneyPak code.

Furthermore, to make this alert seem more authentic, this virus also has the ability to access your installed webcam, so that the bogus FBI notification shows what is happening in the room.
The FBI virus locks the computer and, depending on the user’s current location, displays a localized webpage that covers the entire desktop of the infected computer and demands payment for the supposed possession of illicit material.

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