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Remove FBI. Cybercrime Division ICSPA Virus (Ransomware Removal Guide)

Computer blocked virus still arise to make online users confronting the ransom scam for computer system blocked tricks. This article is mainly about how to remove the FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA virus, technically ransomware infection, step by step and protect your computer from such nasty viruses.

 

What is FBI CyberCrime Division ICSPA Virus?

FBI CyberCrime Division ICSPA virus is a computer virus, categorized as ransomware, which exploits the names of the FBI and Internet Cyber Security Protection Alliance for scams. Once infected, it will block the entire Windows system and instead display a full screen fake warning in name of FBI CyberCrime Division and ICSPA to attempt to trick victim users into thinking that their computer is blocked by the local authorities due to some law infringements and need to pay a fine to unlock the computer. Actually, it is just a virus infection that uses social engineering tricks to scam on users. Everyone should be aware of this.

 

Once infected, this FBI. Cybercrime Division ransomware will start to block your system every time you try to boot your computer and then display a full screen alert for scams. To make the scam more scary, the infection even also claims to record your IP address and picture of you through your web cam. Actually, the IP address is just shown through online free services and the web cam is just a trick. Whatever it says to you, ignore it and follow below provided ransomware removal guide to clean your computer.

 

Among the rampant ransomware threats in the wild, there are mainly two versions of FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA ransomware. Some uses Greendot Moneypak for payment and some uses Ukash for payment depending on the geographical location of attacks. Be careful.

 

Early version of FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA Greendot Moneypak virus:

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The FBI CYBERCRIME DIVISION lock screen will display the following message:

FBI CYBERCRIME DIVISION
International Cyber Security Protection Alliance
ATTENTION! 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.
Article 2, Section I, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code provides for a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 12 years.
Illegal access to computer data has been initiated from your PC, or you have been…
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 5200,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of Personal Computer.
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 5200,000 and/or deprivation of liberty for 4 to 9 years.
Spam distribution or other unlawful advertising has been effected from your PC as a profit-seeking activity or without your knowledge, your PC may be infected by malware.
Article 2, Section 1, Clause 2 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to 5500,000 and a deprivation of liberty of up to 6 years. In case this activity has been effected without your knowledge, you fall under the above mentioned Article 2, Section 1, Clause 1 of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
Your personality and address are currently being identified, a criminal case is going to be initiated against you under one or more articles specified above within the next 72 hours.
Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal Code of United States of America of February 05, 2013, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the State.
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.

Later version of  FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA Ukash virus in German

FBI-Cybercrime-Division-ICSPA-virus Austria

 

 

Remember these alerts are fake and under no circumstances should you pay for that to unlock your computer and if you encounter any of them, try below removal instructions to get rid of the infection. Otherwise, you may need to reinstall your OS for thoroughly removal.

 

Propagation of FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA virus

This ransomware is distributed through compromised websites, reckless download of the required software when visiting video. It can also infiltrate via Trojans by exploiting system vulnerabilities. Besides, you can also get infected by clicking a malicious link in spam email.

Precautions

The best way to prevent such hard to handle and destructive virus infection is still security programs including antivirus, antimalware, and firewall.

Antimalware download link: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

BTW: many websites contain many annoying and risky ads which may lead to malware infections. Yet some websites themselves are malicious or compromised or phishing. So a tool like Anvi AD Blocker may be useful when it comes to block malicious/phishing websites, pop up ads, flash ads, etc.  Learn more in this article: Ads-free surfing with Anvi Ad blocker

Anvi AD Blocker download link: www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

 

Symptoms of FBI Cybercrime Division ICSPA Ransomware Infection

  • > Once infected, your computer system will be totally locked up and instead there will come up a full screen alert pretending to be from FBI Cybercrime Division and ICSPA.
  • > The lock screen claims various scaring excuses to require a ransom to paid via Ukash or Greendot Moneypak within 72 hours to unlock the computer, otherwise you will be sued because of these fake law infringements.
  • > The lock screen always comes up every time you start your computer, even if you try to restart into safe mode for troubleshooting.

For years, nasty destructive ransomware still sees a rise to scam on users for money. Everyone should be very careful of any lock screen in any language when surfing online.

Wild Spread Ransomware Infections:

FBI Moneypak virusDepartment of Justice Moneypak virusFBI CyberCrime Division virusYour Computer Has Been Blocked virusRelodit virusICE Cyber Crime Center Moneypak virusUnited States Courts virusFBI “System Failure” virusInternational Cyber Security Protection Alliance virusSpamhaus Moneypak virusJoint Chiefs of Staff Moneypak virusMoneygram virusComputer Crime and Intellectual Property Section CCIPS virusU.S. Department of Homeland Security Moneypak virus, etc.

 

Deny Flash

Most ransomware exploits Java or flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Moneypak virus and enable the user to navigate through the infected system. If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps. If any questions in the process, just feel free to contact us for timely help via email below.

To disable (deny) flash 
1.Visit:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

Deny-Flash
2. Select the “Deny” radio option

3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).

 

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

 

This tutorial suits the removal of Ukash, PaysafeCard, MoneyPak and CashU ransomware.

Generally there are two situations when your computer got infected with this ransomware. One is that you can still boot your computer to safe mode and the another one is not. According to this, there are two removal options for each situation for you to choose.

  • Option 1- Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore
  • If your computer can still be booted into safe mode, and the system restore points are not deleted by the infection, you can choose this option for the ransomware removal.
  • Option 2-Remove the Ransomware Using Anvi Rescue Disk
  • This method is the final solution for deep infection that you computer system is totally blocked from even the safe mode running or all system restore points are deleted by the infection.

 

Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore

 

Step 1> Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

 

During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press EnterSee detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode

 

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Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)

 

Step 2> Type explorer to access

 

Once the Command Prompt window appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.

 

Command Prompt window

 

 

Step >3 Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:

  • Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
  • Win Vista/7: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter
  • Win 8: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter

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Step 4> Restore

 

Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.

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Step 5> Scan malware and restart

 

Download, install, update and run the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender (direct download: www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html). Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.

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Removal Option 2-Remove the Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk

 

In most cases of computer infected by ransomware,  your PC would be totally blocked from any operation, including safe mode runing. Then, you can use the Anvi Rescue Disk to fix the issue together with the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender.  Some patience and time is needed for this removal emthod. If any question in the process, please feel free to send your email below to our online Technical Support for timely help.

 

Below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for 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://www.anvisoft.com/software/rsd/

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 iso image 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 iso image 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 iso image 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.

 

burn compiliation

 

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 resuced from the evil claw of the ransomware infection. However, many professionally crafted ransomware variants have evolved to be very persistant, 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 sytem, 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.

 

Recommended step:

To return a smooth running computer system after the virus removal, you are highly recommended to use a system optimizer like Cloud System Booster to fully boost your computer performance by throwing out junk files, fixing registry errors, optimizing system services and cleanning application files. You can directly download the Cloud System Booster with convenience here: www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

 

cloud system booster results

You can either download the free version or upgrade it to paid version for basic system maintenance use and upgraded system optimizing efficiency.

 

For Deep Optimization, hard disk defragment may be a good idea and a tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag is helpful. This disk defragment provides all-round solutions to defrag your hard disk for better performing computer system.

Anvi Ultimate Defrag (Trial version) download link: www.dotfab.com/download_aud.html

Defrag

 

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 Ransomware Prevent Tips

 

1. Timely install system security patches released by Microsoft.

As mentioned above that most ransomware trojans seek their ways into computer for scams by exploiting system vunlerabilities. Therefore to prevent such kind of infections, you are supposed to timely install pack of system patches released by Microsoft.

2. Enhance your computer security using an antimalware program

Also you are highly advised to avail enough computer protection solutions with antivirus, antimalware programs. Anvi Smart Defender would be a nice choice that coworks with your installed antivirus to enhance your online protection.

3. Be very careful when surfing online. 

There are various risks of scams online, so you should be very careful when you are visiting webpages. Stay far away from those malicious websites, often with exceeding ads or embarrasing contents, and phishing sites. Then how? Here we offer you an ad blocker-Anvi AD Blocker, which is developed to block annoying yet risky pop up ads, flash ads and malicious websites, phishing sites and even your unwanted websites.

A screenshot of Anvi AD Blocker

Please note that Anvi AD Blocker offers you only free trial use for 15 days. You can buy it now (price: $ 9.98 for 1year/PC) or you can use it for free in the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender professional version( price: $24.98 1year/PC) by upgrading the installed Anvi Smart Defender to pro version now.

Regardless of all, you are supposed to turn on security features of the Internet browser when you are browsing online. See detailed instructions to turn on Security Features of IE, Firefox and Google Chrome.

Good luck and be safe online. For any question related to our recommended software or malware removal, feel free to email us below.