Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus is a dangerous ransomware, which attacks PC users who live in USA. It should be notified that this threat is especially similar to FBI virus, FBI Moneypak and many other parasites that all seek the same aim – to convince PC users that they have violated several laws and that they have to pay the fine for that. As soon as Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus gets inside the system, it locks it down and claims that user is blocked for viewing pornography, downloading pirated music or movies and initiating similar activities. In addition, it asks to pay a fine of $300 within 48 hours for removing the lock and returning the access to computer. Before you believe this ransomware and pay the ransom, you should realize that there is no governmental authority that uses such methods for collecting fines. Please, remove Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus from your computer because it is a huge scam.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus?
Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus belongs to a huge group of viruses, which is called Ukash. Typically, to this family, this ransomware also relies on trojan horse when it seeks to infiltrate the machine. As soon as it does that, it locks it down and replaces the desktop's cover with its huge alert that looks like it belongs to the governmental authority of USA. Scammers have set this notification to show victim's IP address, location, Operating system and similar details. Once it shows up, it claims:
Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security
FBI. Department of Defense
U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center
Your computer has been blocked for safety reasons listed below.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of United States of America criminal law.
Please, ignore this fake notification because it has nothing to do with FBI or other governmental authority! For that, follow these steps:
HOW TO REMOVE Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus?
To unlock your computer and get the ability to scan it with the reputable anti-malware, follow these steps:
1. Take another machine and use it to download STOPzilla, Reimage or other reputable anti-malware program.
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 Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus once more and run a full system scan.
* Users infected with Mandiant USA Cyber Security 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 Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus removal:
- Reboot you infected PC to 'Safe mode with command prompt' to disable FBI 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 Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus files.
UPDATE: Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus has just been updated - now it is capable of blocking Android devices. It acts just like its previous versions. So, as soon as android version enters OS, it locks is down and then displays a fake warning message asking people to pay a fine for their illegal online activities. Please, do NOT pay this fine! If your Android device was blocked, you should follow these steps:
1. Reboot your Android device into Safe Mode:
- Find the power button and press it for a couple of seconds until you see a menu. Tap the Power off.
- Once you see a dialog window that offers you to reboot your Android to Safe Mode, select this option and OK.
If this failed to work for you, just turn off your device and then turn it on. Once it becomes active, try pressing and holding Menu, Volume Down, Volume Up or Volume Down and Volume Up together to see Safe Mode.
2. Uninstall malicious app (Mandiant USA Cyber Security virus may hide under BaDoink, Video Player, Network Driver System, Video Render, ScarePakage and other suspicious names):
- When in Safe Mode, go to Settings. Once there, click on Apps or Application manager (this may differ depending on your device).
- Here, look for previously mentioned malicious app(s) and uninstall all of them.
If this failed, enter a random, 15 digit length, code of imaginary MoneyPak xpress Packed voucher that is asked by FBI android virus or follow these steps:
- Go to Settings -> Security. Here, select Device administrators.
- Here, look for previously mentioned malicious app(s) and uncheck it
- In order to finish the removal of FBI Android virus, select Deactivate and OK.
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