FBI Cybercrime Division virus is a ransomware threat, which similarly to FBI virus is used to rip PC users off by using a bogus notification. In order to convince its victims that they have a deal with a real governmental authority, this malicious application firstly takes computer a hostage by locking it down. As a result, victim sees only a huge notification reading: ‘FBI. CYBERCRIME DIVISION, International Cyber Protection Alliance. Attention! Your PC is blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below’. Typically, FBI Cybercrime Division virus claims that user has violated several crimes and now he needs to pay a fine of $300. Besides, virus disconnects its victims from the Internet and locks them out from all computer’s features. The main thing, which must be remembered, is that legitimate authorities don’t block PCs when they need to collect fines. While this notification seems really trustworthy, you should never believe it. Even if it shows you your IP address or location, you must ignore this scam alert and remove infection instead.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH FBI Cybercrime Division virus?
FBI Cybercrime Division virus is distributed by Trojan, which hides inside spam, fake software updates and similar infected downloads. Besides, various illegal sites can also be included into its distribution, so stay away from gaming or gambling websites. As soon as this Trojan gets inside computer, it blocks the entire system down and claims that user has violated law of United States of America. According to it, he was identified by IP and ISP and now must pat a fine of $300 using Greendot MoneyPak voucher:
FBI CYBERCRIME DIVISION
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
Your PC is blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law. (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article 1, Section 2, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article 1, Section 2, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for 2 to 8 years.
You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porn/Zoophilia and etc). Thus violating Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Fines may only 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 $300. When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 72 hours after the money is put into the State’s account.
Since your PC is unlocked, you will be given 7 days to correct all violations.In case all violations are not corrected after 7 working days, your PC will be blocked again, and a criminal case will be initiated against you automatically under one or more articles specified above.
Be sure that all this notification is a huge scam, which seeks to get you out of your money. Please, ignore it and remove FBI Cybercrime Division virus from the system.
HOW CAN I REMOVE FBI Cybercrime Division virus?
When trying to remove FBI Cybercrime Division virus, you have to unlock your computer first. In order to get an ability to scan your compromised computer with a decent anti-malware, follow these options:
* Flash drive method:
1. Take another machine and use it to download Reimage Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
2. Update the program and put into the USB drive or simple CD.
3. In the meanwhile, reboot your infected machine to Safe Mode with command prompt and stick USB drive in it.
4. Reboot computer infected with FBI Cybercrime Division virus once more and run a full system scan.
* Users infected with FBI Cybercrime Division virus are allowed to access other accounts on their Windows systems. If one of such accounts has administrator rights, you should be capable to launch anti-malware program.
* Try to deny the Flash to make your ransomware stop function as intended. In order to disable the Flash, go to Macromedia support and select 'Deny': http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html. After doing that, run a full system scan with anti-malware program.
* Manual FBI Cybercrime Division virus removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable FBI Cybercrime Division virus (this should be working with all versions of this threat)
- Run Regedit
- Search for WinLogon Entries and write down all the files that are not explorer.exe or blank. Replace them with explorer.exe.
- Search the registry for these files you have written down and delete the registry keys referencing the files.
- Reboot and run a full system scan with updated Reimage to remove remaining FBI Cybercrime Division virus files. We also recommend using Plumbytes Anti-MalwareWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirusor Malwarebytes Anti Malware.