FBI ANTI PIRACY WARNING VIRUS – The warning scam

NORMA DOUGLAS
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FBI Antipiracy Warning virus

FBI Antipiracy Warning virus

Do you love downloading your favorite movies like Dear John, The Notebook, Harry Potter or The Twilight Saga? Or if you are a music lover, you probably have downloaded lots of songs in the internet lately. Just a friendly advice, be careful of the virus called FBI Anti- Piracy Warning Virus Scam because once this warning scam pops into your computer screen you might totally believe that the real FBI is the one that sends you the warning.

How so? Well, the warning page which looks like the real official site of FBI goes like this:

“Your computer has been locked!”

“Illegally downloaded material (audio, videos or software) has been located in your computer.”

“By downloading, those were reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offense under Section 106 of Copyright Act.”

“The downloading of copyrighted material via the internet or music sharing networks is illegal and is in accordance with Section 106 of the Copyright Act subject to a fine or imprisonment for a penalty of up to 3 years.”

“To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obliged to pay a release fee of $200. Payable through Green Dot MoneyPack. After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock.”

“This fine may only be paid within 72 hours, if you let 72 hours pass without payment, the possibility of unlocking your computer expires. In this case a criminal case against you will be initiated automatically.”

After reading this warning, you will probably think that it is legitimate for you are guilty of downloading torrents of movies and songs. Will you be imprisoned? Yes! Just kidding. Of course you can’t be imprisoned because even if you are guilty by such action, this kind of warning is a fake – it just pretended to be the real FBI to swindle money from each of its victims. This is the newly created design by cyber criminals, newest version of FBI MoneyPak Virus Scam, FBI Cybercrimes scam and Homeland Security Virus. Don’t get easily scared by this because FBI doesn’t have this kind of popping warning!

Paying the fine doesn’t mean that your computer will be unlocked because the truth is once you have paid FBI Anti- Piracy Warning Virus scam and use  activation keys to remove the virus but damage in the computer has increase instead.

In order to fix your computer and remove the virus, your only solution is that to remove it manually. YooSecurity will help you with that, by visiting their webpage you will find the manual removal guide and all you have to do is to follow it. However, the steps of the removal of FBI Anti- Piracy Warning Virus is far difficult than you thought, so if you are not a computer expert, YooSecurity live chat support is 24/7 available to assist you on removing this enormous malware virus.

In order to save your computer, remove the virus as soon as possible to prevent it from further damaging your computer.
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FBI Virus – Different Versions of the Ransomware

KAREN JACKSON

FBI virus

FBI virus

You were casually browsing the internet like how you usually do every day- visit sites that interests you. Out of nowhere you can no longer use your computer because something popped out. When you try to ignore the message contained with the pop out, you could no longer use your computer because it is locked. Reading the message contained you suddenly froze and panic that you might have visited a website that is against the laws. You panicked and look for ways to unfreeze your computer. You thought of following the instructions stated in the message. Before you even attempt on doing the instructions, you may be a victim of the FBI virus. This virus is a ransomware that asks for money from the victim in order to unfreeze the computer but it will only make it worse.

Viruses have evolved their ways in order to scam money from their victims. A lot of computer users have been victims of the FBI virus because they are naturally afraid of being sent to prison or having a criminal record. The scary part of this virus is that it never warns their user that they have infected the computer and will just pop out. The virus affects the computer when the user visits various websites that are infected or downloading files that are infected as well. This happens often when you do not update your security software in your computer. After infecting your computer, it locks it then asks for a ‘fine‘ corresponding to the ‘offense’ you have done.

FBI virus

FBI virus

There are different versions of the FBI virus such as:

·         The first is the version filled with both the Moneypak and FBI logos. There is a  crime list and a webcam stating the offenses you made. Then you are informed of the things that you have been doing that are directly against the laws like distributing or viewing copyright and pornographic content, or anything that is illegal. For your computer to work again you are asked to pay $100 with a code of the Moneypak that is located at the right side of the alert.

·         Second is similar to the first only that there is the McAfee logo with it. It also has you accused of doing illegal online activities and asks you to pay the fine of $200.

·         The black screen is similar to the previous versions only that this has audio warning, a black screen with the lockdown of the system.

·         The online agent version is a notch up to its predecessors with similar fine. This version does not display the location or the IP address except the name of the agent responsible for it with corresponding details.

·         The latest version is the Cybercrime division which states that they come from the Cybercrime division. The fine this time is $300.

The authorities have alerted computer users to watch out for FBI virus because it has evolved further to make it more terrifying and convincing for users to pay them the fine.

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