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Remove FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus

NameFBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus
TypeCompromised website, Ransomware
Short DescriptionThe threat imitates an FBI website but it has nothing to do with a real law-enforcement agency.
SymptomsA ransom message is displayed asking for a fine.
Distribution MethodUnsafe browsing, landing on a malicious page.
Detection toolDownload Malware Removal Tool, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus
User ExperienceJoin our forum to follow the discussion about FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus.
Data Recovery ToolWindows Data Recovery by Stellar Phoenix Notice! This product scans your drive sectors to recover lost files and it may not recover 100% of the encrypted files, but only few of them, depending on the situation and whether or not you have reformatted your drive.

FBI Cyber Department Virus is a fake message that can appear on your browser while you have been browsing the web. It will claim that the user has violated copyright and that they have viewed or distributed pornography. Due to these “illegal actions,” the user is obliged to pay a fine. And if they do not, they will be subject to legal actions. While this notification is intended to look genuine and to frighten users, you should not comply with the demands. It is nothing, but a fake. All money you pay will go to cyber criminals. What is more, this will not fix your browser. To get rid of FBI Cyber Department Virus, please continue reading the article.

FBI Cyber Department Virus

How Did FBI Cyber Department Virus Appear on My Browser?

In order for the message to appear, you have clicked on a misleading link. This is not an actual virus. It uses JavaScript in order to prevent users from getting off of the website and closing their browser. So no actual files have been transferred on your system, and none of your files have been encrypted as it is with most ransomware infections. While FBI Cyber Department Virus used to attack Windows users exclusively, there is a version that targets Mac users, as well.

What Does FBI Cyber Department Virus Do?

As soon as you end up on the compromised website, you will see the misleading message. The URL of the web page will also be one that will mimic the FBI’s website. The cyber criminals will want you to make a $300 payment using MoneyPak vouchers. After users pay this ransom, their system is supposed to be unlocked. This is not the case, however.

After the message has been displayed, you will find that you will not be able to leave the website or close your browser. While this may convince you to pay the ransom, we strongly advise against this as this will not fix any of your problems.

How to Remove FBI Cyber Department Virus

You will find that even after ending the browser’s process via Task Manager, the web page will appear again after you relaunch the browser. If you had multiple tabs open, then the browser will ask you whether you want to restore the session. Do not restore the session. Instead start a new one. This will get rid of the misleading web page. Unfortunately, it will also get rid of all other tabs you had opened.

If you had just the one tab open, then we recommend opening a new blank one, and then ending the browser’s process through Task Manager. We also recommend that after relaunching the browser, you reset its settings and clear all of the browsing data. Just in case, so that FBI Cyber Department Virus does not appear again.

If you are using Safari on Mac, go to the Safari tab on the top of the screen, then select Reset Safari. Make sure that everything is checked off, and click reset. And you are done.

How to Protect My System

FBI Cyber Department Virus may not be a severe infection, but there are actual ransomware threats that can lock your computer and encrypt your files, as well as other dangerous infections lurking around the web. This is why it is strongly advised that you acquire a powerful security tool that will prevent any intruders from entering your system. This way you can be sure that your PC and data are safe.

NOTE! Substantial notification about the FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus threat: Manual removal of FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus requires interference with system files and registries. Thus, it can cause damage to your PC. Even if your computer skills are not at a professional level, don’t worry. You can do the removal yourself just in 5 minutes, using a malware removal tool.
Milena Dimitrova

Milena Dimitrova

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Attention! SensorsTechForum strongly recommends that all malware victims should look for assistance only by reputable sources. Many guides out there claim to offer free recovery and decryption for files encrypted by ransomware viruses. Be advised that some of them may only be after your money.

As a site that has been dedicated to providing free removal instructions for ransomware and malware since 2014, SensorsTechForum’s recommendation is to only pay attention to trustworthy sources.

How to recognize trustworthy sources:

  • Always check "About Us" web page.
  • Profile of the content creator.
  • Make sure that real people are behind the site and not fake names and profiles.
  • Verify Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter personal profiles.


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Windows Mac OS X

How to Remove FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus from Windows.


Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus

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1. Hold Windows key() + R


2. The "Run" Window will appear. In it, type "msconfig" and click OK.


3. Go to the "Boot" tab. There select "Safe Boot" and then click "Apply" and "OK".
Tip: Make sure to reverse those changes by unticking Safe Boot after that, because your system will always boot in Safe Boot from now on.


4. When prompted, click on "Restart" to go into Safe Mode.


5. You can recognise Safe Mode by the words written on the corners of your screen.


Step 2: Uninstall FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus and related software from Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:


1. Hold the Windows Logo Button and "R" on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear.


2. In the field type in "appwiz.cpl" and press ENTER.


3. This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC. Select the program that you want to remove, and press "Uninstall"
Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall most programs.


Step 3: Clean any registries, created by FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus on your computer.

The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce

You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:

1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.


2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.


3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Tip: To find a virus-created value, you can right-click on it and click "Modify" to see which file it is set to run. If this is the virus file location, remove the value.

IMPORTANT!
Before starting "Step 4", please boot back into Normal mode, in case you are currently in Safe Mode.
This will enable you to install and use SpyHunter 5 successfully.

Step 4: Scan for FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.


It is recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter. Click on the corresponding links to check SpyHunter's EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria.


2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.

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3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.

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4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.

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If any threats have been removed, it is highly recommended to restart your PC.

Step 5 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus.

Ransomware infections and FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


Windows Mac OS X

Get rid of FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus from Mac OS X.


Step 1: Uninstall FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus and remove related files and objects

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1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:


2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:


3. In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus:

Tip: To quit a process completely, choose the “Force Quit” option.


4. Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.


5. In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.


6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference. Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.


7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:

  • Go to Finder.
  • In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
  • Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
  • If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.

In case you cannot remove FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus via Step 1 above:

In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:

Disclaimer! If you are about to tamper with Library files on Mac, be sure to know the name of the virus file, because if you delete the wrong file, it may cause irreversible damage to your MacOS. Continue on your own responsibility!

1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:

2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:

3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.

You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:

→ ~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchDaemons

Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.


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Step 3 (Optional): Try to Restore Files Encrypted by FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus.

Ransomware infections and FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus aim to encrypt your files using an encryption algorithm which may be very difficult to decrypt. This is why we have suggested a data recovery method that may help you go around direct decryption and try to restore your files. Bear in mind that this method may not be 100% effective but may also help you a little or a lot in different situations.

1. Download the reccomended Data Recovery software by clicking on the link underneath:

Simply click on the link and on the website menus on top, choose Data Recovery - Data Recovery Wizard for Windows or Mac (depending on your OS), and then download and run the tool.


FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus FAQ

What is FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus ransomware and how does it work?

FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus is a ransomware infection - the malicious software that enters your computer silently and blocks either access to the computer itself or encrypt your files.

Many ransomware viruses use sophisticated encryption algorithm how to make your files inaccessible. The goal of ransomware infections is to demand that you pay a ransom payment to get access to your files back.

How does FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus ransomware infect my computer?

Via several ways.FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus Ransomware infects computers by being sent via phishing e-mails, containing virus attachment.

This attachment is usually masked as an important document, like an invoice, bank document or even a plane ticket and it looks very convincing to users.

After you download and execute this attachment, a drive-by download occurs and your computer is infected with the ransomware virus.

Another way, you may become a victim of FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus is if you download a fake installer, crack or patch from a low reputation website or if you click on a virus link. Many users report getting a ransomware infection by downloading torrents.

How to open .FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus files?

You can't. At this point the .FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus files are encrypted. You can only open them once they are decrypted.

Decryptor did not decrypt my data. What now?

Do not panic and backup the files. If a decryptor did not decrypt your .FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus files successfully, then do not despair, because this virus is still new.

One way to restore files, encrypted by FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus ransomware is to use a decryptor for it. But since it's a new virus, advised that the decryption keys for it may not be out yet and available to the public. We will update this article and keep you posted as soon as this decryptor is released.

How Do I restore ".FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus" files (Other Methods)?

Yes, sometimes files can be restored. We have suggested several file recovery methods that could work if you want to restore .FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus files.

These methods are in no way 100% guarantee that you will be able to get your files back. But if you have a backup, your chances of success are much greater.

How do I get rid of FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus ransomware virus?

The safest way and the most efficient one for the removal of this ransomware infection is the use a professional anti malware software. It will scan for and locate FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus ransomware and then remove it without causing any additional harm to your important .FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus files.

Also, keep in mind that viruses like FBI Cyber Department MoneyPak Virus ransomware also install Trojans and keyloggers that can steal your passwords and accounts. Scanning your computer with an anti-malware software will make sure that all of these virus components are removed and your computer is protected in the future.

What to Do If nothing works?

There is still a lot you can do. If none of the above methods seem to work for you, then try these methods:

  • Try to find a safe computer from where you can can login on your own line accounts like One Drive, iDrive, Google Drive and so on.
  • Try to contact your friends, relatives and other people so that they can check if they have some of your important photos or documents just in case you sent them.
  • Also, check if some of the files that were encrypted it can be re-downloaded from the web.
  • Another clever way to get back some of your files is to find another old computer, a flash drive or even a CD or a DVD where you may have saved your older documents. You might be surprised what will turn up.
  • You can also go to your email account to check if you can send any attachments to other people. Usually what is sent the email is saved on your account and you can re-download it. But most importantly, make sure that this is done from a safe computer and make sure to remove the virus first.

More tips you can find on our forums, where you can also asks any questions about your ransomware problem.

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