If your system has been locked and you are encountering a Your PC is blocked notice supposedly from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, then your PC is attacked by a piece of badware referred to as Urausy ransomware. These days it uses the logo and the services of Reloadit Pack payment system, and for this reason some users tend to speak of it as Reloadit Pack virus. However, this is not exactly so.
This scam is sent via various methods. Dangerous websites, or legitimate web pages that have been infected, may implant this Trojan onto a vulnerable system. This drive-by-download often takes place without user’s consent or approval. Another way applied to distribute this type of virus is spam emails that have infected attachments or links to dangerous web pages. The virus may also be downloaded manually through prompting the user into believing they are installing some beneficial application.
The FBI lock screen virus is also prevalent on peer-to-peer file sharing websites and is often packaged with pirated or illegally acquired software.
Once brought into your system, the Reloadit Pack virus will show a fake notice that claims to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and indicates that your PC has been blocked due to it being involved with the spread of pornographic material, unsolicited and copyrighted materials.
The Reloadit Pack scam will lock you out of your PC and programs, so whenever you’ll try to log on into your Windows OS or Safe Mode with Networking, it will show instead a lock screen asking you to pay a non-existing fine in the form of a REloadit Pack code.
Furthermore, to make this notice seem more trustworthy, this scam also has the ability to gain access to your installed webcam, so that the fake FBI notification shows what is happening in your house. The REloadit Pack virus locks the system and, depending on the user’s current location, shows a localized webpage that occupies the whole desktop of the infected PC and demands money to unlock the computer. Cyber frauds often update the design of this locker, but you should always remember that the police will never lock down your system or screen your online activities. To get rid of this scam, please follow the guidelines below on ransomware removal.
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.