No matter that FBI virus can no longer be called a new or freshly-released virus, security researchers still fight against it. In order to make sure that you are not among those Internet users on the planet who haven’t heard about this dangerous ransomware, we’ll keep writing the posts explaining how to remove this infection and, most importantly, how to prevent it. The newest fact that should be known by all PC owners is that you don’t need to enter illegal site or download freeware in order to get infected with FBI virus. Now it can attack your PC while watching youtube’s videos or clicking on commercial pop-up ads that are usually displayed according to user’s interests. So, appropriate computer’s protection is the most important factor when trying to prevent FBI virus appearance on it. Make sure that you have both, anti-virus and anti-spyware, programs installed on your computer. Besides, don’t overdo with a number of such programs because they may start conflicting one with other.
As soon as FBI virus gets inside the PC, it convincingly tells for the victim that he/she needs to pay a fine, which ranges from $100 to $400. It covers computer’s desktop with a message, which shows PC’s IP address, location, FBI’s logo and the steps that should be followed when paying a fine. Virus also explains that this fine is for illegal user’s activities, such as the use of copyrighted content, distribution of pornographic material and similar activities. However, the most threatening thing about this infection is that it blocks computer and disables all its functions.
It’s still unknown what makes FBI virus so successful because there are thousands of people all around the world who have already paid this fine. Maybe that’s because they have been too scared to contact FBI and ask about the large notification on their desktops. Or they have paid the fine expecting that this will unlock their machines.. Beware that this has never been helping when trying to remove the lock from the system. This can only be done manually. If you are infected with this dangerous ransomware virus, we recommend following a detailed FBI virus removal guide, which includes a step-by-step guide and removal video.