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How to Remove FBI Cybercrime Division Virus? (Ransomware Removal Guide)

 

A full screen notification blocks your desktop which alerts you that “Attention! Your PC is blocked due at least one of the reasons specified below”? The notification claims it is from FBI Cybercrime Division and International Cyber Security Protection Alliance and asks you a fine due to your illegal online behavior? All these threats you are facing are fake and your computer has been infected by a FBI Cybercrime Division virus. This article will help you to learn about FBI Cybercrime Division virus completely. More than that, it will provide you an effective removal instruction to get rid of this virus. Please read more to follow the removal steps below patiently.

 

What is FBI Cybercrime Division Virus

 

FBI Cybercrime Division virus is a malicious ransomware that is created to defraud innocent computer victims’ money by locking them out of their PC. It disguises as legal authority FBI Cybercrime Division or both FBI Cybercrime Division and International Cyber Security Protection Alliance to threaten you that it has collected your illegitimate activities online including illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content, etc. So it blocks your PC using a bogus notification to ask you a fine about 300$. In order to convince you, it even displays your IP address and a fake video window to frighten you that it has been monitoring your behavior online and has found your IP address. If you refuse to settle fine via MoneyPak code within 72 hours, a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within next 72 hours. Remember, it is just a scam created by FBI Cybercrime Division virus. The so called video recording your behavior is non-existing. And this infection just uses a little technology to get your IP. So don’t worry about it. As for the 300$ fine, what you should do is ignore it causing no legal department of a nation will ask you a fine by blocking your PC screen. It is just a trick of criminals to collect your money.

 

Below is a fake video window presented to fake notification

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Never be frightened by such non-existing video.

 

Screenshots of FBI Cybercrime Division virus

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Fake messages displayed by FBI Cybercrime Division virus

FBI. Cybercrime Division
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
Attention! Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been violation Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 2, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Article I, Section 2, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of 200 to 500 hundred 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. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
Illegal access to computer has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…
without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law of Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of United States of America of August 28, 2012, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
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Fines may 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 or MoneyGram xpress Packet 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.

It is worth mentioning that the language and background of FBI Cybercrime Division virus vary from locations. For example, for the victims in the United States, the fake notification they see is written in English and covered by the flag of the United States.

Ignore these fake notifications and remove FBI Cybercrime Division immediately.

 

FBI Cybercrime Division Virus: Damages to PC & Origin

 

Cybercrime uses Trojan Reveton to invade your computer and then brings your PC a series of bad consequences with the help of this Trojan.

 

  • It blocks your desktop and stop you from getting into computer operating system in the safe mode with networking.
  • It may disable all your system restore points so that you cannot remove it via system restore.

 

This malicious Trojan comes from several ways below.

 

  • Situation 1: Some malicious websites and legal websites that have been compromised as well as malicious links, attachments in spam emails may contain Trojan Reveton. When you click on them, Trojan Reveton uses the exploit kits to install on your PC via vulnerabilities on your system.
  • Situation 2: You may be convinced that certain free software which may include malware is very useful for you. After your download and install it, malicious Trojan Reveton may also be installed on your PC packaged with the free software.
  • Situation 3: Your PC may also be captured by Trojan Reveton via peer-to-peer file sharing websites which may carry some malware and virus.

 

Similar Ransomware 

 

The similar ransomware removal guides are offered below, if your PC is infected by one of the following virus, please click on it to see the specific removal steps.

Cheshire Police Authority Virus,   International Cyber Security Protection Alliance virus,   Politie Office Central Ukash Virus,   Spamhaus MoneyPak Virus,   Joint Chiefs of Staff MoneyPak Virus,   MoneyGram Virus,   FBI “Ihr Computer wurde gesperrt und alle Daten verschlüsselt wurden!” Virus,   Europol Interpol Paysafecard Virus,   FBI “Uw computer is vergrendeld en alle gegevens zijn versleuteld!” Virus,   CCIPS Moneypak Ransomware,   Decrypt Protect-MBL Block Off Virus,   United States Department of Justice MoneyPak Virus,   CashU Virus.

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How to Remove FBI Cybercrime Division Virus

 

(Tips for removing the virus)

 

Case 1: If you can get into the safe mode with command prompt, remove the ransomware by restoring your system.

Case 2: If you aren’t able to restart your PC or the restore points have been removed by the virus, get rid of the virus via Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

Method for case 1: Restore your PC in safe mode with command prompt.

 

Step 1> Restore computer in safe mode with command prompt

 

1. Restart your computer.

 

2. Repeatedly press F8 upon the opening of the boot menu to enter Windows in “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”.

 

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3. Type “explorer” when the Command Prompt appears and press Enter.

 

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Note: In some cases during infections of malware and viruses you only have 2-3 seconds to do this. In other cases if it doesn’t work during the given seconds, viruses such as the FBI MoneyPak ransomware virus will not allow you to type “explorer” anymore.

 

4. Once Windows Explorer shows up browse Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe or Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe, then press Enter.

 

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5. When such a window appears, click next.

 

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6. Choose a restore point from the list, then click next.

 

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7. At last click finish to complete the restore.

 

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8. Restart your PC to normal mode.

 

Step 2> Remove malicious files from your PC through Anvi Smart Defender

 

1. Install Anvi Smart Defender

Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender
Anti-malware software from the links below:

Download link:http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html
Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 

2. Click quick or full scan

After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate malware infections and any possible unwanted program.

 

Anvi Smart Defender

 

3. Remove malicious files form your computer

Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender
will display the scan results. Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

 

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Step 3>Remove residual junk files, invalid registry entries form your computer via Cloud System Booster

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries, other related potentially unwanted programs in your computer system. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and to save your disk space so that as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster system maintenance & optimizer software.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

 

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3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, invaild registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

Cloud System Booster-scan finished

 

Option 2: If you can’t restart your PC, please use Anvi Rescue Disk to remove the virus.

 

Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk isofor your reference.

 

Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file

 

Download the Anvi Rescue Disk iso image file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site. (Both are packaged in the file offered to download below.)

Direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip

Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file to download; please be patient while it downloads.

 

Step 2> Record the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage to USB drive.

 

You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.

 

To record the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage to USB drive:

1. Firstly find a clean computer with correct internet connection and then connect your USB driver to the clean computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before using it to record the iso image.

2. Locate your download folder and double-click on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.

USB burning

 

3. Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:

4. Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

5.Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to the USB drive when you get the following message.

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Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

 

——Alternative Option

 

You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.

Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.

CD/DVD recorder

 

1. Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.

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2. Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.

 

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Step 3> Configure your infected computer to boot from the USB drive/DV/DVD

 

Restart your infected computer and configure it to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk.

Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.

For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information on how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.

boot menu instruction

 

The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key combinations:

  • • Ctrl+Esc
  • • Ctrl+Ins
  • • Ctrl+Alt
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Esc
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Enter
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Del
  • • Ctrl+Alt+Ins
  • • Ctrl+Alt+S

If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.

If you can’t enter Boot Menu directly then simply use Delete key to enter BIOS menu. Select Boot from the main BIOS menu and then select Boot Device Priority. After that, set USB drive or CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st Boot Device. Save changes and exist BIOS menu.

 

Step> 4 Boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

After that let’s boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

1. Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk

2. please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.

Anvi Rescue disk language setting

 

Step> 5 Run the Anvi Rescue Disk to scan and repair.

 

1. Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double-click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.

Anvi Rescue Disk
Important note: make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Network Troubleshooting Tips for Ransomware Removal Using Anvi Rescue Disk

Connection established

 

2. Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.

 

Anvi Rescue disk scan

 

3. Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threats detected by Anvi Rescue Disk.

Anvi Rescue disk fix now

 

4. Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue Disk.

 

Anvi Rescue disk repair

 

Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. Otherwise, you would be disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.

 

Step>6 Download Anvi Smart Defender
antimalware to ensure a clean computer.

 

After the repair, your computer should be clean and rescued from the evil claw of the ransomware infection. However, many professionally crafted ransomware variants have evolved to be very persistent, that is to say, harder to remove, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender
by clicking Yes button on the prompted window to fulfill the download.

 

Download ASD in Rescue Disk

 

After the download, please restart your computer to normal Windows mode and then go to the folder: C:\Users\[username]\Downloads

Find the downloaded file asdsetup.exe and double click its file to install it and then start it to perform a full scan on your computer system, in order to ensure the computer is clean from any associated infections or leftovers.

After the scan, remove any detected infections and then you can have a clean computer now.

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Precautions

 

In order to avoid being infected by FBI Cybercrime Division virus or other similar ransomware again, you need to keep the following suggestions in mind during surfing the internet in daily life.
Avoid opening unknown, unwanted websites or links, attachments in spam emails.

Avoid downloading free software from unknown websites, especially peer-to-peer file sharing websites.

Install antimalware software to prevent your PC from the attack of ransomware and other malware.

Recommended: Anvi Smart Defender

Download link:http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

 

virus pictureofASD

 

Good luck and be safe online. If any question, feel free to contact us for timely help by sending us your email below.