‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ scam

There are many ransomware programs in the world today that instruct users to pay some fine for committing the crimes online, which they have never committed, in fact. In the majority of the cases the scary warning of the ransomware tells that you have 72 hours to pay the fine, or, in other cases, it says you have 48 hours to pay it. Whatever variant is recommended by the malware, you should not obey its commands. This is the virus that was developed by the team of online hackers in order to collect money from scared and deceived users.

Ransomware virus infections are becoming more and more widely spread in the online world today. They attack various computers in many countries of the world today, irrespective of wealth status of computer users. In the majority of the cases the ransomware virus presents itself as some fake police warning that typically accuses users of performing various crimes online, such as downloading illegal audio, video and software, sending unsolicited spam to various addressees, visiting the sites of terrorist organizations for the purpose of supporting them and viewing a lot of illegal and sinful information through the Internet. The virus makers developed the ransomware in such a way that it instructs users to pay the fine (ransom) without certain amount of time, 72 or 48 hours. Doing so is a serious mistake on the part of user. We hope that you will never be tricked and fooled like this, and instead of obeying the fraudulent instructions of this hoax please remove it as described in the guidelines below.

Ransomware unlocking procedure

Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.

  1. Restart your computer and press F8 while it is restarting.
  2. Choose safe mode with networking.
  3. safe mode with networking

  4. Press Start menu and select Run, or press [Win]+R on keyboard.
  5. Run command

  6. Type msconfig
  7. msconfig

  8. Disable startup items rundll32 turning on any application from Application Data.
  9. Restart your system once again.
  10. 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:

  1. Reboot normally.
  2. Click Start and choose Run.
  3. 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.
  4. http://trojan-killer.net/download.php

  5. 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.

Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer for thorough system checkup

6 thoughts on “‘You have 72 hours to pay the fine’ scam

  1. The virus is blocking me logging on, every time i enter my password through safe mode is logs me off and restarts the computer.
    Any ideas?

  2. You guys are AWESOME! Got the “DOJ Lock” ransomware on my desktop. Downloaded Trojan Killer to a usb drive on my laptop, plugged that in, and all is good again.
    Thanks…!!!

  3. Darn thing sure was persistant! Lil’ jerk blocked my safe modes. Fortunately I found a work-around: turn off your internet! Unplug the cable and disable your WI-Fi and the thing won’t start up!

  4. Entering SAFE mode was absolutely impossible, likewise I had no other Admin accounts to benefit from. Consequently, I have tried the “Press Alt+tab and then R (letter) a couple of times” above blind method, but it was completely impossible to achieve anything by watching just blank screen. Finally “turn off your internet!” was the advice that worked out, after disconnecting LAN cable and rebooting it was possible to enter Windows affected account without being disturbed by virus and run the ‘GridinSoft Trojan Killer’ from USB drive obtained from another computer. Alternatively, I believe after removing LAN cable and entering account it should be possible to create another Admin account and reboot the PC with LAN cable back and download and run ‘GridinSoft Trojan Killer’ SW from that other account.

  5. One additional note: Even after my PC was cleaned, it kept automatically start up after the shut down, it seems the virus manipulated some Windows setting – I had to also run the following procedure to remove that behaviour:
    Right click “My Computer”
    Select “Properties”
    Go to “Hardware Device”
    Click “Device Manager”
    Select “Network Adapters”
    Select “(brand name of adapter” …..PCI-Fast Ethernet Controller–> right click —properties—>power management–>deselect “Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power”—>Go to “Advanced” tab—>put value off for “Wake from shut down” —>value ‘none’ for “Wake up capabilities”
    press OK

  6. Got the Greendot Money Pak FBI virus. Can’t even start up in safe mode to the the “Windows” & “R” key instruction. All I get is a black screen with “safe mode” in all four corners. Windows tries to start up in safe mode but then shuts down. I have disconnected Internet and turned off the physical wifi button located on the side of my laptop. Would sure appreciate some help here if anybody has any ideas.

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