White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus

White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus Description

ScreenshotThe White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus is a variant of a well known ransomware Trojan that blocks access to a computer and then demands payment of a ransom from the affected computer user. The White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus variant in particular causes the appearance of a white screen, whiting out the victim's icons and desktop. The White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus then displays a fake message from the FBI demanding the payment of its ransom. It is important to note that the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus carries out a common online scam which goal is to convince PC users that their machine has been seized by the FBI or other police associations. If your access to your computer is impeded by the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus, ESG malware analysts advise using a good anti-malware program to disinfect your computer.

How the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus Steals Your Money

The White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus tries to extract a payment using GreenDot, an online payment service available to computer users in the United States. Variants of this threat targeting computers in other parts of the world may use other payment systems corresponding to the affected computer's region (such as Ukash in Europe and CashU in the Middle East.) The White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus scam is typical of these kinds of attacks, relying on scary message and the computer users' gullibility. It is important to remember that paying the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus' 'fine' will not remove this threat from your computer or allow you to regain access to your Desktop and files. Because of this, the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus message should be ignored, and the user should take some measures to erase this threat from the infected computer immediately.

Removing a White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus Infection

The main obstacle in removing a White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus infection is to bypass its message. Fortunately, it is possible to do this by using alternate start-up methods. Some of these include using Safe Mode or an external drive to start up Windows. Once the computer user has managed to bypass the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus message, it is possible to remove the White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus completely with the help of a reliable, fully updated anti-malware program. Since most White Screen (FBI GreenDot) Virus infections come from malicious software downloads and attack websites, ESG security researchers strongly advise computer users to revise their online safety procedures to prevent future infections.