‘FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason’ Ransomware

‘FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason’ Ransomware Description

File Restore Screenshot 1While many waves of ransomware Trojans have specialized in attacking European countries, lest American become complacent, 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware is an example of a recent ransomware Trojan that's designed to attack PCs that are based in the United States. As with its relatives, 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware claims to be sent by the local authorities with the intention of preventing you from making use of your computer for (supposedly) further criminal activities. 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware tells you to pay a fine to remedy its system lockdown, but SpywareRemove.com malware experts note that the 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware isn't affiliated with the FBI and never should be rewarded with your money. Instead, solid brands of anti-malware products can remove 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware safely and without costing you a dime.

'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware and the Security Reason that's Not What You Think It Is

'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware is a variant of similar Trojans that are based on the Reveton family, all of which design their attacks to correspond to the languages and national features of specific countries. France, Turkey, Belgium, Germany and the United Kingdom are some of the most prominent targets in attacks by ransomware from 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware's family, although 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware has set its sights overseas to the US.

After your computer restarts, 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware displays a pop-up alert (from a borderless browser window) that appears to look like a warning from the FBI. This warning claims that your PC has been used for copyright violation, viewing illegal pornography and similar crimes, but the 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware doesn't have any way to verify these accusations and isn't affiliated with the FBI.

Besides its occasionally poor grammar (indicative of its criminal designers using automatic translation tools to convert the 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware to English), the 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware also can be discerned as a fake due to its request for a MoneyPak-based fine – SpywareRemove.com malware experts have found this to be typical for ransomware Trojans that operate in the United States (as opposed to the Ukash/Paysafecard vouchers that are preferred for other countries).

Taking Out the Blockade that 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware Has No Right to Inflict

Since the similarity between their pop-ups can help to identify 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware and other Reveton-based PC threats, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts also recommend a basic level of familiarity with 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware's relatives. Examples include:

Since 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware can use a variety of methods to prevent you from using other programs, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts recommend that you disable 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware before you take any other steps to disinfect your PC. Booting your PC into Safe Mode or loading a bootable OS from a removable USB drive should be adequate for preventing 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware from starting without your consent.

After 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware is disabled, anti-malware software can be used to remove 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware. Contrary to its threats, SpywareRemove.com malware experts emphasize that the 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware cannot penalize you for this action. The 'FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason' Ransomware never should be considered anything less than illegal malware.

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Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyberactivity.
Described below are possible violates, you have made:
Article 274 – Copyright
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 4 years. (The use or sharing of copyrighted files – movies, software)
Article 183 – Pornography
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years. (The use or distribution of pornographic files)

Posted: November 15, 2012
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