The fbi.gov.crimeperson.us virus is a browser lock infection and internet scam categorized as ransomware that can affect Windows and Mac Operating Systems across multiple internet browsers. The fbi.gov.crimeperson.us website locks internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and won’t allow internet users to leave the page.
Fbi.gov.crimeperson.us is controlled by cyber criminals that acts like the FBI virus we discovered in early 2012 masquerade as established organizations and government departments such as the National Security Agency and Central Security Service in order to scam victims into paying an unnecessary fine of 300 USD/EU (or other) by use of MoneyPak cards that can be purchased at stores such as Walgreens, 711, RiteAid, Walmart, and CVS.
When an internet user attempts to leave the page or points their pointer off of the webpage content, a Confirm Navigation pop-up message will appear that says “YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED UP FOR SAFETY REASONS. ALL PC DATA WILL BE DETAINED. YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.” This is orchestrated in order to scare victims into paying the unnecessary fine. DO NOT PAY THE FINE! This is not technically a computer virus or malware, this is simply a browser lock brought upon by the webpage.
The fbi.gov.crimeperson.us webpage may claim that “All actives of this computer has been recorded. Don’t try to unlock your browser!” and will pretend to take a snapshot using the computer’s webcam. On this page will also be the internet user’s IP address, Country, and City.
A common message displayed by the fbi.gov.crimeperson.us virus is detailed below:
Your browser has been blocked All activities of this computer have been recorded. All your files are encrypted. Your browser has been blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below. You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents, thus infringing Article 1. Section 8. Clause 8. also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America Article 1. Section 8. Cause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years You have been viewing or distributing prohibited Pornographic content (Child Porno photos and etc. were found on your computer) Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America, provides for a deprivation of liberty for four to twelve 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 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or deprivation of liberty for four to rune years Pursuant to the amendment to Criminal Code of United States of America of May 28. 2011. this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine of the States. To unlock your browser and avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300. payable through GreenDot MoneyPak (you have to purchase MoneyPak card, load it with $300 and enter the code). You can buy the code at any shop or gas station. MoneyPak is available at the stores nationwide. Fine must be paid within 12 hours As soon as 12 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires All PC data will be detained and criminal procedures win be initiated against you if the fine is not paid.
As you can see, this message is only meant to scare victims into paying the $300 fine. In reality, the user is not in trouble with the law, nothing has been recorded, and this webpage can easily be ignored.
How does the fbi.gov.crimeperson.us virus get onto a computer?
This infection is not technically a computer virus. Users may redirect to fbi.gov.crimeperson.us for a variety of reasons. Most users are directed to the fraudulent website when visiting media related websites and pornography websites.
This infection may be contracted by clicking advertisements, downloading torrents, or by opening email spam.
How to remove fbi.gov.crimeperson.us virus
Instructions to unlocked your internet browser is detailed below.
To remove the fbi.gov.crimeperson.us virus from Google Chrome you must force close the Internet Browser. Instructions for Mac and Windows are detailed below.
On Mac OS X you must Force Quit Google Chrome by using the Menu. Google Chrome cannot be closed by using the browser shortcut.
1. Click the Apple icon on the top left of the Menu Bar and select Force Quit….
2. Select Google Chrome in the list of Applications and click the Force Quit button. A new window will appear that says “Do you want to force Google Chrome to quit? You will lose any unsaved changes” click the Force Quit button. Google Chrome is now free of this redirect virus.
1. Press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys or open Windows Task Manager by clicking the bottom left of the Windows Taskbar.
2. Select Google Chrome in the list and click the End Process button. Google Chrome is not free of this redirect virus.
To remove the fbi.gov.crimeperson.us virus from Apple Safari you must reset the Internet Browser.
1. Select Safari on the top left of the Menu Bar and click Reset Safari….
2. A new Reset Safari window will appear. Select all radio boxes on the list including Clear history, etc. and click the Reset button. This operating cannot be undone. Apple Safari on Mac OS is now free of this redirect virus.
No further steps need to be taken in order to completely remove this infection. This infection does not affect a computer’s hard drive or operating system. No Internet Browser settings have been altered during this altercation.