FBI anti-piracy is not a real FBI warning, in fact. The truth we know about this program is that this is the next example of virus program that is categorized as ransomware. This is the locker of the computer that has in mind to trick and scare user into believing you’ve done various crimes online, in particular, downloading some illegal software or audio (video) samples. Of course, you haven’t done anything like that, have you? Even if someone has actually done such things, the developers of FBI ransomware are the first guys to be condemned for committing such things. Keep in mind that the quicker you get rid of this scam the better for you and your system. Otherwise there’s a serious risk of your computer being even more vulnerable to further malware attacks.
Without hesitation, obtaining the portion of such information supposedly coming from the FBI might be really scary for those users who don’t realize that this is a fake FBI alert. The text of the faulty accusation expressed by this scam is as follows:
FBI anti-piracy warning
Why is my computer locked?
Illegally downloaded material (MP3’s, Movies or Software) has been located on your computer.
By downloading, those files have been reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offense under Section 106 of the Copyright Act.
The downloading of copyrighted material via the Internet or music-sharing networks is illegal and is in accordance with Section 106 of the Copyright Act subject to a fine or imprisonment for a penalty of up to 3 years.
Furthermore, possession of illegally downloaded material is punishable under Section 184 paragraph 3 of the Criminal Code and may also lead to the confiscation of the computer, with which the files were downloaded.
You can be clearly identified by resolving your IP address and the associated host name.
Needless to mention, you should immediately ignore the contents of such scary notification expressed by FBI anti-piracy warning virus. The hackers who are the authors of this scareware have in mind to make you waste your funds for nothing substantial. This is how they plan to become richer – by means of deceiving and tricking simple users. They tell you that you should allegedly pay some forfeit (release fee) in order to have your system unlocked. However, this is the total waste of funds, since all money in this case goes into the pockets of the crooks. Hence, remove FBI anti-piracy warning scam immediately from your system as described below.
Ransomware unlocking procedure
Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.
- Restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting.
- Choose safe mode with networking.
- Press Start menu and select Run, or press [Win]+R on keyboard.
- Type msconfig
- Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data.
- Restart your system once again.
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer to identify file and delete it.
Some versions of these viruses disable all safe modes, but give a short gap that you can use to run anti-malware programs. Then do following:
- Reboot normally.
- Click Start and choose Run.
- Enter the text specified in the quotation below. If malware is loaded, just press Alt+Tab once and keep entering the string blindly then press Enter.
- Press Alt+tab and then R (letter) a couple of times. The process of ransomware virus should be killed after you succeed to download, install our recommended software and scan your PC with it.