FBI Cybercrime Division

What is FBI Cybercrime Division?

FBI Cybercrime Division is a ransomware infection target at computers running Windows operating system. It can be detected on computers in the U.K, the U.S., France, Finland and so one.  The reason why this threat is labeled as ransomware is the way the threat affects the PC. Like other threats categorized under ransomware, FBI Cybercrime Division disables the access to the system by altering the Registry and creating new files and processes. Moreover, in order to make the users of the victimized computers pay money voluntarily, the threat displays a fraudulent notification. The warning which is supposedly sent from FBI Cybercrime Division is not the first instances known to malware researchers. Another version containing the credentials of the institution is known as being spread by the Trojan Reveton. In either case, the removal of the threat is a must.


What does FBI Cybercrime Division do?

FBI Cybercrime Division claims that the computer has been locked because the user of the machine is allegedly believe to be related to one of the illegal activities listed in the warning. It has been found that the warnings are localized which means that the text can be written in your native language. It is important to disregard the copyright and pornography related issues as there is no need to follow the instructions given in the bogus warning.  According to the FBI Cybercrime Division warning, the user has to pay a 200 Euro fine via Ukash or Paysafecard. The message contains the logos of the retailers at which the user can buy a Ukask or Paysafacerd voucher. Here are some excerpts from the misleading notification which should be removed from the computer as soon as possible:

ATTENTION! Votre ordinateur a été verrouillé et toutes vos données sont cryptées!

Pur déverrouiller votre ordinateur et décrypter toutes vos données, vous devez payer une amende: 200.00 EUR

Our Anti-Spyware-101.com team recommends that you ignore the statements claiming that you are believed to have committed some crimes, pay no attention the logo of the Department of Justice and other features making you think that the message you have on the screen is authentic. Cyber criminals seek to obtain your money which is why they have incorporated the emblem of the well-known legal institution. Instead of paying the fine, you should remove the infection from the computer once you find that the machine is no longer operable.

How to remove FBI Cybercrime Division?

Very often we provide instructions on how to remove potentially unwanted applications manually. This time, due to the complexity of the cunning infection, we present instructions that will help you install the reliable and powerful spyware removal tool SpyHunter. It will detect the infection and safeguard the computer against future malware attacks which you may encounter any time, especially while browsing insecure website without having any anti-spyware software installed.

FBI Cybercrime Division Removal

Windows XP

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Start tapping the F8 key once the BIOS splash screen loads.
  3. Use the up/down arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  4. Click Yes when a dialog box appears.
  5. Go to the Start menu.
  6. Launch Run.
  7. Type msconfig in the Open box and click OK.
  8. Open the Startup tab.
  9. Uncheck all startup entries.
  10. Click Disable All.
  11. Go to http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  12. Restart the PC.
  13. Install the software and scan the computer.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS splash screen disappears, start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Highlight the Safe Mode with Networking option using the up/down arrow keys.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. Download our recommended spyware removal tool.
  6. Launch the installer and scan the PC afterwards.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Click the Internet Explorer tile.
  3. Type http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph in the address box and press Enter.
  4. Download or run the installer and then remove the threat from the PC.
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