What is the FBI Cybercrime Division virus?
The FBI Cybercrime Division virus, also referred to as the FBI Cyber Crime Division virus, is dangerous malware categorized as ransomware (similar to the FBI virus), that cyber criminals disguised as the FBI use to infect a computer via Trojan horses, in order to restrict access to the computer system with a full screen FBI Cybercrime division page that states the computer was used illegally, therefore must pay a fine of $200 too $500 to unlock the computer, or the computer owner may see jail time from 4 – 12 years. Please note, the FBI Cybercrime Division virus is common ransomware, and paying the fine, or using an activation voucher will not remove ransomware infection from your computer.
The FBI Cybercrime Division virus claims the computer and computer owner has been violating Copyright Laws (Video, Music, Software), and makes statement that the computer may have been used in the viewing or distribution of prohibited pornographic content, including child pornography and zoophillia. Even if the computer user did violate the law, the FBI will not block access to computer systems and demand a fine be paid in order to unlock the computer system. The FBI will appear at your home if you have violated similar laws.
- Similar ransomware introduced in 2013 : Department of Justice virus
FBI Cybercrime Division virus: Dangers & Symptoms
- Ransomware is a very dangerous form of malware for multiple reasons concerning cyber criminal activity and the invasion of privacy. Furthermore, for reasons undisclosed, the FBI Cybercrime Division virus may cause a computer to lose complete functionality.
- The FBI Cybercrime Division virus may utilize Trojan horses, such as generic Trojans, Ransomlock Trojans, Screenlock Trojans, Urusay Trojans, and/or others. The FBI Cybercrime Division virus uses such Trojans to grant unauthorized access onto a computer system and accommodate the symptoms of the FBI Cybercrime Division ransomware infection, such as causing the computer screen to lock up and causing the FBI Cybercrime page to appear.
- The FBI Cybercrime Division virus uses social engineering by posing as the FBI and making outrageous claims in order to persuade unsuspecting victims to pay an unnecessary fine.
- If the FBI Cybercrime Division virus is not removed from your computer, you and your computer are at a very high risk of falling victim to severe forms of cyber crime, including credit theft, extortion, and identity theft. The FBI Cybercrime Division ransomware infection’s primary objective is to extort money from unsuspecting victims, but the virus also allows unauthorized access for third-party malware to infect a computer system, and may utilize a secondary series of attacks in order to generate revenue, such as using keylogges to log sensitive information, including credit card numbers, stored data, passwords, etc.
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Use the instructions below to remove the FBI Cybercrime Division virus and third-party malware from your computer system, as well as troubleshoot removal issues.
How to remove FBI Cybercrime Division virus
- FBI Cybercrime Division removal software (Automatic removal) – Scan and remove FBI Cybercrime Division ransomware
- System Restore – Restore PC to date and time before FBI Cybercrime Division malware infection
1. FBI Cybercrime Division removal software (Automatic removal)
1. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.
2. Once Malwarebytes is installed, open the Anti-Malware program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, please do so.
3. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan (pictured below).
4. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware related to the FBI Cybercrime Division virus. Once the scan is over, Malwarebytes may prompt a message stating malicious objects were detected. Select (check) the malicious objects in the list and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove FBI Cybercrime Division malware from your computer (the image below shows a file that is NOT selected for removal – ‘Make sure the box is checked in’).
2. System Restore
A System Restore is an easy solution to restore an infected computer to a date and time before it became infected with malware. System Restores can also be used to remove recenetly installed software, including software that may have downloaded to a computer system without consent. Please note, System Restores do not remove documents and media (audio, video) files. To learn more please select a link below.
Ransomware removal tips:
If removing the FBI Cybercrime Division virus is difficult, there are several steps you can use to troubleshoot the removal process:
Ransomware often infects 1 user account on Windows. Here are some tips to remove the FBI Cybercrime virus using different user accounts.
- Log into an account not affected by malware (with administrative rights) and perform a scan with reputable software to detect and remove malware.
- You can also delete the infected account.
- Other options include creating a new user account to remove malware if only 1 Window’s user account is present on the computer system.
Some variants of ransomware use flash and symptoms of the infection can be suspended by denying flash via Macromedia’s real-time options. To learn more and deny flash please visit: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html
Troubleshoot internet/network issues
Safe Mode With Networking can be used to access the Internet for updates, drivers, removal software, or other files if internet and network connectivity is compromised.