FBI Moneypak Ransomware

FBI Moneypak Ransomware Description

Type: Malware

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.

Technical Information

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SpyHunter Detects & Remove FBI Moneypak Ransomware

File System Details

FBI Moneypak Ransomware creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 DircxtX.exe a87c6a29eeec8033148fbabce87a778b 88
2 2HMwR.com e6be886e4733b8dd55fe61465479a1aa 1
3 %TEMP%\0_0u_l.exe N/A
4 %StartupFolder%\ch810.exe N/A
5 %APPDATA%\jork_0_typ_col.exe N/A
6 tpl_0_c.exe N/A
7 %WINDIR%\system32\0_0u_l.exe N/A
8 %Temp%\[RANDOM].exe N/A
9 %StartupFolder%\wpbt0.dll N/A
10 V.class N/A
11 WARNING.txt N/A
12 %StartupFolder%\ctfmon.lnk N/A
13 style.bmp 799eaf32967b1cec037546b5dc087510 0
14 style.jpg 30c8ac2e6e077f1a7f88e5807285e2ba 0
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Registry Details

FBI Moneypak Ransomware creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
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  • Chris Parsons:

    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.

  • Tim Downey:

    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.

  • Donny Dowes:

    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?

  • Barbara:

    I have a FBI malware virus in my cell phone

  • Connor Dembrowicz:

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

  • Tiffany Paige:

    FBI message on my galaxy tab 3

  • Alan Thompson:

    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.

  • Robert harris:

    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

  • Lonnie:

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