Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to Remove FBI MoneyPak Virus

How To Remove
FBI MoneyPak Virus

I noticed this virus has been popping up more often. If you're familiar with it, you'll know about it requesting $200 to get your computer unlocked. It says something like,

"This operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of the United States..." 
"You have been violating Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music Software) and illegally using or..." whatever

Whatever you do, DO NOT PAY THEM ANYTHING!!

I've decided to write up a few steps I took to remove the virus. It may look like one of the screen shots below. In my situation, I had the one on the left with the white background and webcam activated.


Before starting: Make sure the infected computer does NOT have internet connectivity. If you boot up computer and it connects to the internet, the virus will pop up on the screen and you won't be able to do anything. Just disconnect the internet and reboot.

Step 1
Using another computer, download a program called Security Task Manager. You can find it HERE.

Step 2
Put Security task manager onto a flash drive and get it installed onto the computer with the virus. 

Step 3
Once you run Security Task Manager, you'll see several process running on your computer. Look for something with the name "TODO", Title, Description showing "Conteneur ActiveX" and a whole bunch of random letters as the file path/ name. (BELOW)

Step 4
Once you locate it, right click on it and select "Move file to Quarantine" then click OK.

The next window will pop up (below), just click "Yes".

Step 5
At the top of Security Task Manager, click on the "Quarantine" button. You will see this next window show up. Select the item "TODO" from the list, click "Delete" then "Yes."

That's it! The FBI MoneyPak virus should be gone. At this point you might as well download/ install/ run Malwarebytes to check for any additional malware on your computer. Once that's complete, restart your computer and your finished!

Hope this helps!

P.S. Get Some Antivirus!!


1 comment:

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