Threat Database Ransomware FBI Moneypak Ransomware

FBI Moneypak Ransomware

By Domesticus in Ransomware

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 70 % (High)
Infected Computers: 2,336
First Seen: June 25, 2012
Last Seen: August 30, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

FBI Moneypak Ransomware Image 1ESG security researchers have received reports of a ransomware infection, known as the FBI Moneypak ransomware, that targets computer users in the United States. The FBI Moneypak ransomware infection will claim that the victim's computer was involved in viewing child pornography and then demands payment of a 100 dollar 'fine' to be sent via MoneyPack. Of course, that a criminal charge as serious as child pornography would be punished with a mere 100 dollar fine is laughable. There is a reason for this, the FBI Moneypak ransomware is not really from the FBI. Rather, this message is actually part of a common malware scam.

The FBI Moneypak ransomware scam will use a Winlocker, that is, a malware infection that locks down Windows, preventing the user from connecting to the infected computer. The FBI Moneypak ransomware message will claim that the FBI has blocked your computer because of the supposed criminal activities mentioned above and threatens to prosecute and block your access to your computer permanently unless you send them money through MoneyPack. It goes on to say that you only have 72 hours to pay before they initiate legal proceedings that could lead to huge fines and possible jail time.

This intrusive message blocks the whole screen and resembles an Internet Explorer window. The FBI Moneypak ransomware message is caused by a Trojan infection that also blocks access to the Windows Task Manager, Command Prompt, Desktop and other components that could potentially help you bypass this intrusive message. Fortunately, the FBI Moneypak ransomware scam is not particularly sophisticated or complicated to remove and, of course, FBI Moneypak ransomware has no relationship with the actual FBI (so you can relax about supposedly being in trouble with the law). The FBI Moneypak ransomware scam is a simple variant of a very common malware scam known as the Ukash Virus. The Ukash Virus mainly targets European computer systems. If you replace 'FBI' with European law enforcement agencies and 'MoneyPack' with Ukash or PaySafeCard, it is the same basic scam.

Dealing with the FBI Moneypak Ransomware Scam

The FBI Moneypak ransomware is not difficult to remove. In fact, manual removal is simply a matter of removing its associated Windows Registry Entry and associated files. The main problem is gaining access to your computer system in the first place. To do this, ESG security researchers recommend either starting Windows in Safe Mode or from an external memory device. From there, most reliable anti-malware programs should be able to remove the FBI Moneypak ransomware infection with ease.

SpyHunter Detects & Remove FBI Moneypak Ransomware

File System Details

FBI Moneypak Ransomware may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. DircxtX.exe 91ab1ef1099acf3a2dfdca83fdcb6c66 155
2. DircxtX.exe fba7dd70535d62ccd54139f37eaf40af 103
3. DircxtX.exe d62f1f029d1e28de682a78c5ec6d2330 103
4. DircxtX.exe 9463b9b6aefb1efdc9217afbc4b9f817 101
5. DircxtX.exe 382228538f35fe948cf87fc76504ead4 98
6. DircxtX.exe 3170abea5566c89f2994138853bdf062 94
7. DircxtX.exe a87c6a29eeec8033148fbabce87a778b 88
8. DircxtX.exe 6c8b0f0b260afed47006fd1c3e2f9b3a 85
9. DircxtX.exe 029dc4f169104b486174ca3da1aa4d30 76
10. DircxtX.exe f60da09c81b3cfc500f399a6a46d5af3 72
11. DircxtX.exe bc3f57f5f9a69e89430c274f1b4006e2 59
12. DircxtX.exe 671b7a7f2ea3d68d51c37aafc0168681 58
13. DircxtX.exe 5bb153fe5ffb682359116cc2dd9c6c0d 44
14. DircxtX.exe 1574b5ee351a8e8cb498dacdb9d00d2b 38
15. DircxtX.exe a5683de5a30f15d1107a9ef360e6ecf0 36
16. DircxtX.exe 93219ca71724c04e2f7a3bc57b945c10 36
17. DircxtX.exe 58ceb75f4fdafc5e15c2bb84a31849f7 29
18. DircxtX.exe 4c6c31a825d94b0a43011fadbfe53323 28
19. DircxtX.exe b4b0a0133cc0d968f2e992214dcd0a37 19
20. DircxtX.exe fd03a1e189eeac3e25306348f2819155 10
21. DircxtX.exe 5af1b3a43c30dfe34aeb4f55a21bcb99 10
22. DircxtX.exe 18768d91b5fd19893922da79f6c08e69 10
23. DircxtX.exe 014c0413a5c7fdf37a0b14290391a059 6
24. DircxtX.exe 6cfef1c7043c5a5bbfc3756209bead26 5
25. e6be886e4733b8dd55fe61465479a1aa 1
26. %TEMP%\0_0u_l.exe
27. %StartupFolder%\ch810.exe
28. %APPDATA%\jork_0_typ_col.exe
29. tpl_0_c.exe
30. %WINDIR%\system32\0_0u_l.exe
31. %Temp%\[RANDOM].exe
32. %StartupFolder%\wpbt0.dll
33. V.class
34. WARNING.txt
35. %StartupFolder%\ctfmon.lnk
36. style.bmp 799eaf32967b1cec037546b5dc087510 0
37. style.jpg 30c8ac2e6e077f1a7f88e5807285e2ba 0
More files

Registry Details

FBI Moneypak Ransomware may create the following registry entry or registry entries:


Not a funny story, but I was threatend by the IRS once and this FBI warning seriously had my blood presure up. Glad to know it is a fake.

issue solved... the spyhunter detection scanner found several threats and trojans. after removing, my internet explorer no longer redirects to the fake fbi site. thanks guys. you rock.

this FBI ransom thing is not allowing me to use IE for some sites. I think it has changed my IP settings. How do you change them back?

I have a FBI malware virus in my cell phone

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It got on my Samsung Nook! what do i do to remove it?

FBI message on my galaxy tab 3

I have been hit by ransomware on numerous occasions. My solution is to KILL the power by pressing and holding the power button or unplugging the computer. Do NOT shut down the computer using Windows shutdown process.

I got a kindle fire model number D01400 and it has the fbi virus and I can find nothing to help get rid of it all the videos I seen to get rid of the virus it say to hold down vloume button but the kindle I have only has a power button on it I need help

My fire popped up fbi locked tryed hard reboot with no luck help


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