FBI Department of Defense virus is yet another deadly virus that affect windows server. Mac users are taking pride of being saved from such ransomware, but newer version like FBI Department of Defense virus also locks Mac. So changing to Mac may not help you. From windows perspectives Windows 2000, 2003 Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and windows 8 are infected from this virus. Nowadays hackers uses FBI Department of Defense virus (malicious exe) to extort money from users. It changes windows registry settings. It removes windows firewall and windows update. Some time it even generated BSOD and removed MBR records from the system.
You must be wondering how you get infected with FBI Department of Defense virus malware. Well, there are several ways you get infected with such a malware. If you are online gaming user, then you could get infected with such malware. If are you downloading lot of free software, music, files or video using P2P technology, you are more likely to get infected. If you click on spam email or social networking site and visited FBI Department of Defense virus infected site. Freeware and shareware are most common cause of virus spreading.
Here is the message from FBI Department of Defense virus:
FBI Department of Defense
FBI Online Agent has blocked your computer for security reason
The work of your computer has been suspended on the grounds of unauthorized cyber activity.
Described below are possible violates, you have made:
Article 274 – Copyright
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 4 years. (The use or sharing of copyrighted files – movies, software)
Article 183 – Pornography
A fine or imprisonment for the term of up to 2 years. (The use or distribution of pornographic files).
Article 184 – Pornography involving children (under 18 years)Imprisonment for the term of up to 15 years. (The use of distribution of pornographic files)
To Unlock your computer you need to pay $100 fine via MoneyPak.
Your PC is really at high risk if you do not remove FBI Department of Defense virus immediately. There are several ways to remove FBI Department of Defense virus. We have described them here. If you are not tech savy then we highly recommend you to either use software to remove this virus or use help of technicians. FBI Department of Defense virus can be removed if you follow steps very closely and pay attention on what is happening on your PC. In some cases these steps may not work if you computer is heavily damaged.
Solution to remove FBI Department of Defense virus :
To remove this virus manually:
Step 1: Open Windows Start Menu and type C:\Users\
Step 2: Navigate to: Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup.
Step 3: Open Windows Start Menu and type %userprofile% into the search field and press enter.
Step 4: Navigate to: Appdata\Local\Temp and delete all following items
Step 5: Locked by FBI Department of Defense virus registries.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “shell” = “explorer.exe,%AppData%\cache.dat”
To Locked by FBI Department of Defense virus try to follow this guide
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