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FBI Anti-Piracy Warning is a virus, which from the family of screen locker malware as “FBI Online Agent”, “Unlock this Page to Continue!”, etc. This infection prevents access to your Windows desktop, files and documents until you send money via a MoneyPak card. FBI Anti-Piracy Warning will say that your PC has been locked and illegally downloaded files has been located on your computer. Of course, the warning is just a fake, the FBI is not locking your computer! Simply ignore all that it will display you and follow the “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” removal instructions below to remove this virus from your computer.
FBI Anti-Piracy Warning virus is promoted and installed itself on your computer without your permission and knowledge through the use of trojans or other malicious software as you do not even notice that. Moreover, the authors of of this infection may also distribute it on social networks (Twitter, My Space, Facebook, etc) and spam emails . Please be careful when opening attachments and downloading files or otherwise you can end up with a virus on your PC.
Once installed, “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” will be configured to run automatically when you logon into Windows. So, it wil lock your desktop and display the following fake warning:
FBI Anti-Piracy Warning
All activity of this computer has been recorded.
If you use a webcam, videos and pictures were saved for future identifications.
Your Computer has been locked!
Failure to comply with FBI Anti-Piracy warnings could result in criminal charges and possible imprisonment up to 3 years in country jail.
Of course, the warning is a fake. This is an attempt to supposed to scare you.
As you can see, the “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” is a scam which created with one purpose to to trick you into purchasing a MoneyPack and send a payment. If your computer is infected with this malware, then most importantly follow the removal instructions below to remove “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” virus and any associated malware from your computer for free.
Use the following instructions to remove “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” virus (Uninstall instructions)
Reboot your computer in Safe mode with networking.
Restart your computer. After hearing your computer beep once during startup, start pressing the F8 key on your keyboard. On a computer that is configured for booting to multiple operating systems, you can press the F8 key when the Boot Menu appears.
Instead of Windows loading as normal, Windows Advanced Options menu appears similar to the one below.
Windows Advanced Options menu
When the Windows Advanced Options menu appears, select Safe mode with networking and then press ENTER.
Now you should download Malwarebytes Anti-malware and remove “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” virus and associated malware.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Once downloaded, close all programs and windows on your computer.
Double-click on the icon on your desktop named mbam-setup.exe. This will start the installation of MalwareBytes Anti-malware onto your computer. Once installation is complete, you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Now click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer for “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” virus and associated malware. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is finished a message box will appear that it has completed scanning successfully. Click OK. Now click “Show Results”. Make sure all entries have a checkmark at their far left and click “Remove Selected”.
Your system should now be free of the “FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” virus. If you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
“FBI Anti-Piracy Warning” virus removal notes
Note 1: if you can not download, install, run or update Malwarebytes Anti-malware, then follow the steps: Malwarebytes won`t install, run or update – How to fix it.
Note 2: your current antispyware and antivirus software let the infection through ? Then you may want to consider purchasing the FULL version of MalwareBytes Anti-malware to protect your computer in the future.December 23, 2012 on 7:11 am | In Malware removal, Virus | No Comments |
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