FBI Moneypak is malicious software that purports to be from FBI or the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This is basically the American version of the infamous wave of ransomware Trojan attacks targeting European computers commonly referred to as the ‘Ukash Virus‘. Once in, FBI Moneypak will lock the system and to unlock the system FBI Moneypak demands you $100. Paying the fine will not remove the malware from the computer, which means the PC will still be exposed to security threats and further infections. All of these scam malware is designed as was issued from local government department. Remember one thing this is a scam that comes with only one aim to earn money from you.
FBI Moneypak symtomps
* FBI Moneypak installs without your consent
* FBI Moneypak installs other types of spyware/adware
* FBI Moneypak may hijack, redirect and change your browser
* FBI Moneypak displays annoying popups while you surf the web
* FBI Moneypak compromises your privacy and security
* FBI Moneypak is difficult to uninstall
FBI Moneypak infection is promoted through hacked sites that use exploits to install this program onto your computer without your permission. Once installed is it will display false error messages and security warnings on the infected computer.
Please understand, that FBI Moneypak is scripted to show you these fake scan results regardless of the computer you are on and how clean it is. Therefore, do not be concerned by any of the scan results as they are only being shown to scare you into thinking that you have a serious computer problem.
How to remove FBI Moneypak in safemode
It is possible that the FBI Moneypak infection you are trying to remove will not allow you to download removal tool on the infected computer in normal mode. In such case, you need to restart your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" to deactivate all virus process.
Restart your computer in “Safe Mode with Network.”
1. To do so, please restart your computer.
2. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap “F8? key constantly.
3. Use the arrow keys to highlight the “Safe Mode with Networking” option and then press ENTER.
4. Please be patient while system loads in Safe Mode with Networking. This might take couple of minutes.
(If you don’t get the Safe Mode with Networking option, please restart the computer again and keep tapping “F8? key immediately.)
After getting into safe mode. Here is a small guide how to scan and clean your computer
Print out this post if you don’t have access to another computer, because all windows will be closed later during removal.
1. Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, from the wesite.
2. When finish downloading, Save and close all open programs and browsers -> Double-click the downloaded file “mbam-setup.exe” to begin installation
3. Click continue and use the default settings through installation and when installation has finished make sure you leave both the – Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked -> Click Finish
4. Malwarebytes will now start and you will see a message stating that you should update the program before performing a scan. As Malwarebytes will automatically update itself after the install, you can press the OK button to close that box.
5. On the Scanner tab -> choose “Full system scan”
Malwarebytes will then scan your computer for spyware. The scan can take a long time, So I recommend you to do something else while scanning.
6. When the scan has finished click the “Show results” button -> A window displaying all the Malware found will be shown -> Click “Remove Selected” and Malwarebytes will start clean all the Spyware. Once the removal is done -> Press OK to restart
7. After restart your computer is now free of all Malware and Spyware.
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