‘FBI System Failure’ Ransomware

‘FBI System Failure’ Ransomware Description

FBI System Failure Ransomware Screenshot 1The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is a Piracy Ransomware Trojan that encrypts the files on your PC and uses a fake FBI alert to prevent you from accessing the Windows desktop. These attacks just are the opening shot in the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware's primary attack, a ransom demand that attempts to force you to funnel money to criminals in exchange for restoring your computer to its old self. However, like all similar such PC threats, the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware does not have the authority of the FBI behind the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware, and SpywareRemove.com malware experts heartily endorse using well-tested anti-malware solutions to delete the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware and unlock your PC.

When a Little Incautious Downloading Makes for a Catastrophic 'System Failure'

The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is a new type of ransomware to deliver misleading and outright lying warning messages to the desktop screens of American victims. Although SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have found the ransomware 'industry' to be especially prolific in Europe, the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is hardly the first example of a Piracy Ransomware Trojan to target the Americas. Similar Trojans that also use FBI-themed alerts include 'The computer is locked by Internet Service Provider' Virus, FBI 'Your Browser Has Been Blocked' Ransomware or FBI Department of Defense Ransomware, for example.

The 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware uses a classic style of fake warning message that claims to have been forced to lock your PC and encrypt the files on your hard drive as a penalty for your illegal access of various copyright-protected media files. As a way to make you more likely to believe its claims, the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware also implies that your PC may have been compromised by other kinds of unsafe software that actually are responsible for these crimes. However, whether or not your PC has been used to break the law, the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware always demands a three hundred dollar fee that the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware claims must be paid within twenty-four hours. SpywareRemove.com malware experts note that this timer is a bluff and that, despite the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware's threats, your person and your PC will not suffer any new penalties for ignoring this illegal ransom demand.

Patching Your PC Up from a 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware Attack

An average 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware attack will leave you unable to open many security-related programs on your PC and also may make additional headway on disabling important Windows security features. Like any other fake law enforcement program that cripples your PC for cash, the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware is a high-level threat to your PC's safety, and SpywareRemove.com malware analysts strongly recommend using competent anti-malware utilities whenever you need to delete the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware. Disabling the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware and its pop-up also may be necessary, but usually can be done through basic security techniques like loading a recovery OS or switching into Safe Mode.

Since the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware may attempt to encrypt various files on your PC to make them unusable, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider the preemptive use of remote file backups to be critical to recovering from the 'FBI System Failure' Ransomware's attacks easily. In circumstances where a file backup isn't available, you may want to consider a system rollback or a look at the various free decryption tools on the Web.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to ‘FBI System Failure’ Ransomware may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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Technical Details

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1System Failure
Federal Bureau of Investigation
All Activities of this computer has been recorded. All your files are encrypted. Don’t try to unlock your computer!
Your PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
Copyright and Related Rights law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using and distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section B, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of the United States of America.
Article 202 of the criminal provides for deprivation of liberty for two or twelve yours.
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 On 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 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 only be paid within 24 hours after the infringement. As soon as 24 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 24 hours!
To unlock the computer, you must pay the fine through REloadit Pack of $300.
To unlock your computer locked by the United States Cyber Security REloadit Pack fine Virus and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $300. Payable through REloadit Pack via Walmart Card or Kmart Card etc.
After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock.

Posted: September 23, 2013
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