Ransomware.FBI Moneypak

Ransomware.FBI Moneypak Description

Ransomware.FBI Moneypak Screenshot 1FBI Moneypak ransomware is ransomware that displays a fraudulent FBI warning as part of its attempt to steal money from the victim via MoneyPak. As a close relative of the Gema ‘Access to your computer was denied’ Virus, Police Central e-crime Unit (PCEU) ransomware, and Buma Stemra Virus, FBI Moneypak Ransomware can be deleted safely by the same anti-malware programs that can remove the so-called Gema Virus, which employs similar tactics, albeit for German rather than US legal jurisdictions. Although the FBI Moneypak ransomware’s pop-up alert proclaims that your PC has been locked in connection with intellectual property-based crimes (such as downloading illegal mp3s), SpywareRemove.com malware experts place heavy emphasis on FBI Moneypak ransomware being completely disassociated from the FBI and all supplementary legal enforcement agency. FBI Moneypak ransomware will attempt to block all major programs while FBI Moneypak ransomware is open, but an alternate boot method combined with an exacting anti-malware scan can remove FBI Moneypak ransomware, and with it, the blockade that FBI Moneypak ransomware causes.

Why You Shouldn’t Hand Over Your Cash When FBI Moneypak Ransomware Comes A-Knocking

FBI Moneypak ransomware and similar PC threats are sometimes distributed by spam e-mail campaigns, as well as by malicious sites (which may use browser exploits to install FBI Moneypak ransomware directly, or include FBI Moneypak ransomware as a mislabeled download link). No matter how FBI Moneypak ransomware climbs onto your PC, its presence is always extremely noticeable, since FBI Moneypak ransomware’s primary act of sabotage is to display a warning message that blocks your entire desktop (similar to the prolific ransomware Trojans known as Trojan:Win32/Reveton.A and Trojan:Win32/Ransom.DU). FBI Moneypak ransomware’s pop-up alert claims that your PC has been locked for its association with IP crimes, such as illegal file-trafficking activities, and even makes the additional (and highly dubious) claim that your activities are being video-recorded.

The end to FBI Moneypak ransomware’s hoax is identical to that of the Gema ‘Access to your computer was denied’ Virus: like its forebear, FBI Moneypak ransomware will ask you to send the money via MoneyPak, and even provides a few suggestions for retailers that support this service.

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Although FBI Moneypak ransomware informs its victims that this will end the blockade, SpywareRemove.com malware experts discourage handing money over to the FBI Moneypak ransomware’s criminal friends, since this isn’t guaranteed to save your PC and is unnecessary for removing FBI Moneypak ransomware safely.

Banishing This Fake Man in Black with Every Dollar Intact

If you’re faced with an FBI Moneypak ransomware warning message at every login, SpywareRemove.com malware research team recommends that you use typical anti-malware strategies and software to remove FBI Moneypak ransomware without any need to pay its fraudulent fine. Deactivating FBI Moneypak ransomware should be considered a necessary step before you attempt to disinfect your PC, due to FBI Moneypak ransomware’s ability to block unrelated programs. This can be accomplished by:
  • Booting your computer from a wireless drive or removable hard drive to avoid triggering malicious Registry entries.
  • If necessary, Safe Mode can also be used to minimize the potential of PC threats like FBI Moneypak ransomware that can launch with Windows.
  • Scanning your computer with dedicated anti-malware software that can remove all of FBI Moneypak ransomware’s components safely and for free.

The FBI MonkeyPak Ransomware uses the following ransom note to scare PC users:
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Location: Your Country Here
IPS: Your ISP Here

Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.

You have been violation Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.

Article I, Section 8, Clause 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, Zoofilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 202 of the Criminal Code 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 of Neglectful Use of Personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.

Pursuant to the amendment to the 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 to the State.

Fines may 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 100$.

Ransomware.FBI Moneypak Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)

Is your PC infected with Ransomware.FBI Moneypak? To safely & quickly detect Ransomware.FBI Moneypak we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.

Visual & GUI Characteristics

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

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  • angel says:

    i have a asus not and it got the fbi rasomware on it can not reboot in any mode can you please help thank you

  • john says:

    please help me with the number

  • Marc Bumstead says:

    Can anyone help ? This virus has screwed up my phone…..who thinks of this crap ?

  • dee jackson says:

    great info but how do you remove virus from an off brand tablet..And where there is no safe mode and not able to to turn the device on or off..i need help please.

  • shanna says:

    How do I get the fun virus off my smartphone. It won’t let me do anything

  • Lynn says:

    I got this FBI virus: It says I am accused of watching child porn. It will not let me do any thing on my computer. It says to pay $300n 48hrs. I saw this happened to Denny also. How do I get rid of?

  • I am screweed says:


  • Denny says:

    I got the fbi virus i believe.it says im accused of watching and storing child porn.i cant do any thing on my computer which is a touch screen?laptp..vimicro brand.says i have to pay 300 in 24hrs…any one know how to fix?pease help

  • ram din thang says:

    excuse me ,sir . my name is ram thang ,i brought it a new phone last week , now i have accept in " DEPARMENT OF JUSTICE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTGATION FBI HEADQUARTERS, they said to make apanalties payment and the size of panalties is S 500 ,i do not what is panalties payment, what is moneypak , now i cant open my phone if i open phone show this latter only ,another line is cant show again now how to do i dont now, please help and what i do it , please hlep me again, ………. r

  • Vince says:

    Thanks Bill Enersen, works great. laptop up and running

  • jim says:

    Have this fbi scam on an android phone how can I get rid of it wont let me do anything

  • monti says:

    how do i get that FBI virus off my android phone?

  • martatha says:

    Thank you. The info from Bill Enersen was very helpful. Mom’s laptop is back up and running. Thank you Bill

  • martatha says:

    thank you

  • martatha says:

    is 18

  • Ed says:

    Anyone know how to get the Green Dot Moneypak virus off of a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet?

  • E713 says:

    How do I get it off my phone

  • Austin says:

    I am so thankful you got this off my computer I just wanted to get some music but I guess not lol

  • PJ says:

    So far, every FBI virus removal suggestion applies to a windows operating system. I have a google operating system. Can anybody post a remedy for me?

  • allmosttricked says:

    I was almost tricked THANKS GUYS or I would have got scamed real modern day heros are like you!

  • maryj says:

    Thanks for the information. The FBI virus are the very harmful virus and now the various versions of FBI virus are there like FBI cybercrime, FBI Moneypak Disease , child pornology etc.

  • John says:

    I just got hit on 16 May 2013 and I was freaking out too. So, I got on my phone and looked it up after thinking to myself if the was real it would have a phone to set a court date or something to that effect. I can’t even got to anything on my computer safe mode does not work nothing. I don’t know where to begin. I disconnected my main HDD from the computer hoping the slave drive is not infected. Now I am wait for windows to finish a start up repair. If the repair don’t work what should do? Thank you

  • Keenan says:

    I have an inspiron mini that has the "48 hour" virus. I can’t figure out how to open in the safe mode can anyone help

  • lee lee says:

    we got had on may 9 2013 I a gree with these other people who ever is doing this I hope the real f.B I gets the people got me for 200 dollars people like piss me off nothing to do but screw people over

  • Luis says:

    I just got f***** out of 300 bucks I’m f***** pissed this is b****** I was freaking out! So I paid.

  • Lilly says:

    Great common sense here. Wish I’d thguhot of that.

  • andy says:

    how to get to safe mode.i do not know where to start ? help!help! help ! please!please!

  • Jose Merino says:

    Thank you very much for your solution. Followed the steps and got out of the malware. I owe you now. I will buy the software.

  • MiCHAEL says:

    Unbelievable! "Is this for real?" "You have got to be kidding me!" The FBI logo looks real, the message seemed authentic when you first look at it. I didn’t sleep a wink all night…and that’s the truth! Not one single minute! I must have read it 50 times and each time I got closer to thinking it was a scam. The top part of the message that was in English, all of a sudden turned into numbers, followed by empty squares outlined in red, large spaces in between each of these and then to top it all off…..CHINESE WRITING SYMBOLS ALL OVER THE PLACE!!! Then, When it said an extra fee of $4, 95 I knew it was not real. You cant really see it but there is supposed to be a dot after the 4, not a comma!!! Now what FBI agent is going to make that mistake? NONE!!! The letter was not addressed to anyone, meaning no name whatsoever was it directed to. Nor did anyone electronically sign it!!! The FBI is going to file all kinds of charges and they dont name the person involved and dont sign it either ? But it took me a while to catch on, I’ll be honest. I did call two people at 8:00 am this morning just to make sure it was was I thought it was. These people should burn in hell for all eternity, no question about it. Think about what they did here. They impersonated the FBI. threatened criminal convictions, and tried to extort $200 from whomever bought into their money-making racket of a scam!!! If just 1 out of 10 or even 1 out of 50 for that matter bought this hook, line, and sinker at $200 a pop…..holy moses did they make out like bandits! All of it illegal too! They’ll all get caught eventually…it just takes time. Should get life with no parole! Anyone disagree with this? I look forward to your responses! To God be the glory, and believe me God will have his say before it is all said and done. Could you imagine being these people when the day of judgment rolls around? Not me!!!

  • mik says:

    ok first i got this on my computer the other day and fell for it i guess i am stupid for that. my stepdaughter actually got it to come up. anyways it is now fixed the bastard got our money he should rot in a whole somewhere….. and daryl what the hell you used to look at child porn (zoophilia) you are sick. and why would you write that on here.

  • LD McCabe says:

    Bill’s instructions are great EXCEPT that the Task Scheduler cannot be accessed in Safe Mode and must be done after everything else from RRegular Mode.

  • kira says:

    this helped a lot thanks! it totally scared the shit out of me and I hope the real fbi gets these fuckers!!

  • Geovanni says:

    Helper says:
    December 14, 2012 at 9:04 am

    You can fix this malware by restoring your system to an earlier date:
    Bootup in safe mode (f8) command prompt
    at command prompt type –> cd restore
    then type –> rstrui.exe
    go back to a previous backup and restart system


  • Brandy says:

    Please help I also havr the fbi scam but I am not able to get into anything on my computer what so ever so how do I fix this? Please help lost without my computer…

  • Mike says:

    Download Windows defender offline 32 or 64 bit (check your OS) onto Flash Drive.Boot to USB run scan follow directions.Defender has the latest definitions that should find and remove this stupid virus.

  • maggie says:

    hope whoever created this virus gets no money but lots of jail time instead!!! bastards!!!

  • HHS says:

    This virus infected the computer of a friend and he called me over. I never saw a page lock-up where that Task Mgr couldn’t be used to delete. Lucky for him, he had set-up a Guest page and when switching the log in to Guest, I had full access to his system and used Restore to dump this criminal program. I’m setting up a Guest access tonight.

  • randy says:

    I can’t get on my computer so I can’t get your service I can only get on my home unit

  • Keith says:

    Hello all. Regarding the FBI moneypak virus. Has anyone run into a problem not being able to get to safe mode? When I constantly hit the F8 key during bootup, the Windows boot manager in XP only gives me the option to boot into Windows XP SP3. No other options, like safe mode are available. Any thoughts?

  • Erin says:


  • Diana A says:

    I, too, am having the same problem Henry had, and am hoping someone has the answer for us.

    The MoneyPak virus blocks anytying from starting – my desktop, my run command – or anythnig from launching when I turn on the computer in safe mode, any suggestions? I also did a system restore about a month ago, when I did not initially get the FBI message; my computer just kept shutting down. Not sure if that info helps. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

  • Mike says:

    Easy fix for MoneyPack scam:

    Boot system in safe command mode (depress f8 while booting begins)
    At command prompt type –> cd restore
    Type –> rstrui.exe
    Go back to a previous system backup
    Restart system

  • Helper says:

    You can fix this malware by restoring your system to an earlier date:
    Bootup in safe mode (f8) command prompt
    at command prompt type –> cd restore
    then type –> rstrui.exe
    go back to a previous backup and restart system

  • Robert Johnson says:

    I know a lot about computers but I followed Bill,s advice and it worked great.
    Thanks BILL ENERSEN for your help.
    Robert Johnson

  • brian says:

    thank you Bill for the post. that seems to have done the trick!

  • help says:

    plz help stop this! it happened to me aslo and whoever is doing it deserves to ror in jail.

  • tony says:

    Please report to Moneypak’s customer service as much as possible to stop this scammer from stealing people’s money.

  • Dan Bryant says:

    I restarted the computer in the "safe mode" and then did a system restore to a prior date and the computer is running OK now, but I don’t know if the spyware is still active and may need to be removed.

  • Sha4n says:

    A big thanks to Bill Enersen!!! ;-)
    Worked perfect!
    I suggest you should follow Bill Enersen’s instructions 8-)

  • Jake says:


    1) download this to a USB drive

    2) turn on the infected computer (safe mode might be required if the virus keeps popping up)

    3) Install & run the scan


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