What is “FBI ransomware” and how to remove it ?

This exclusively intelligent way to earn money by using the name of “FBI” or other national services are very common in our days. Of course there is a way to be observed by the FBI , but for sure they will not ask you for money ,instead they will wreck your welcome door to say hello. FBI Ransomware virus will show page on your desktop or browser with threatening message which says that you have violated the law or similar. This type of viruses called – ransomware abuses with human thrust. Some forms of the virus could encrypt(lock) your files and claim you to pay for unlocking them – don’t do it.

FBI ransomware details:

Type of the virus: Ransomware

Browsers with risk of infection: Chrome/Opera/Firefox

OS with risk of infection:Windows XP,Vista,Windows 7/8, Windows 10 and Mac

FBI ransomware


How does the virus spreads ?

Ransomware viruses could attach to your browser via script or with other Trojan horse viruses. Be aware what internet pages and redirection links do you click. Bad things happen fast , so stay cautious whatever you are browsing.


What damage can cause to my system ?

The FBI ransomware could lock your desktop or browser or both. You will be unable to use your computer without removing this awful threat from your computer. It has a chance to be “lucky” and computer to be infected with type of ransomware which locks your files and want you to pay ransom for them. Sometimes the ransom may reach 300$ and there is no guarantee that paying these money wills recover the files.The best thing that can be done is not paying any money and trying to get rid of the virus.

Additional information :attention Always pay attention to files that you are downloading. Do not presume everything on internet web is free, always have a one in mind. It is highly recommended to use security of antivirus software and it is important that program to be up-to-date with virus list. This tip is for every person that keeps very important information – HAVE A BACKUP OF YOUR INFORMATION, if you do not have any – make it on separated device. Flash drive or external hard drive will be perfect solution for backup your files.

Easy steps to remove FBI ransomware virus

If this threat has infected your computer , may be it is unprotected by any antivirus or malware removal program. First thing that you must do is to install one – we could recommend you software that will keep viruses away and will ensure you up-to-date security.

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.

New research discovery shows how ransomware deletes files and substitute encrypted copy of them. It is not guaranteed, but it is a possibility that you may recover your files with data recovery software. Before trying to decrypt any files you can scan your computer for posible data loss.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

If your desktop screen is locked it will be impossible to install the programs , so you have to enter Windows Safe Mode. If you don’t know how to do it here it is :

Enter Safe Mode with Networking on Windows 8/10:
  1. Restart your PC. When you get to the sign-in screen, hold the Shift key down while you select Power Power icon > Restart.
  2. After your PC restarts to the Choose an option screen, select Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings >Restart.

  3. After your PC restarts, you’ll see a list of options. Select 4 or F4 to start your PC in Safe Mode. Or if you’ll need to use the Internet, select 5 or F5 for Safe Mode with Networking.

Enter Safe Mode with Networking on Windows 7 and some Windows 8 PC’s:

When you start the computer press several times the F8 button while this menu pops out . After that – choose Safe Mode with Networking to use internet and proceed installing malware removal software.

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Last step after removing ransomware virus is to recover your files !

There are several ways of recovering your files if they are crypted. First try to recover previous versions of the lost files by using recovery software programs . When you install it , it will take time to scan all over your hard drive but be patient – it will worth it. There are options what files to be searched in scan process ,and after scanning is finished you can choose which files to turn back.

Go here to find out how to recover deleted files.

Decrypt fbi files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.

Manual steps, how to remove “FBI Ransomware

Manual steps to remove ransomware or malware. How to prevent ransomware or malware.

For now, removing ransomware or malware manually will only be able for IT specialists. If you don't know one don't worry. We have a solution for you. Over here we will use Spyhunter to remove the virus. The Spyhunter anti-malware is a collection of programs that can be used to scan for malware and clean infected computers. You can also use full anti-malware program in this case which is the better option because it also offers protection.

How to remove "ransomware or malware"

NOTE: In this option the virus will be removed but the files will remain locked! You have to decrypt your files.
  1. Download Spyhunter anti-malware.
  1. 2.  After program has been downloaded, double-click to open it. User will have to install the program. Click on Spyhunter.exe to start the process.
User Account Control dialog may appear, asking you to allow the following program to make changes to this computer. Click "Yes" or "Run" to proceed with the installation. User can also choose variety of languages. Click Ok and the installation will begin with a welcome massage for Spyhunter. Click Next to continue to the next step. User will also have to accept Spyhunter license agreement by clicking on "I accept the agreement" and click Next. Spyhunter will ask user to read important information provided before continuing. Once done click on next to go to the next step. User can choose where to install the program. By default - C:Program FilesEnigma Software GroupSpyHunter. The process will continue and then Spyhunter will install. The installation process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance. Once the installation is done, click Finish.
  1. 3. Update the software before scanning. Once program has been updated go to scan. You can choose from a free trial version or activate license. It is recommended to buy full version as the trial will not protect computer system.
  1. 4. The scan process will begin. The scan process may take awhile, depending on a computer system performance.
  1. 5. Once the scan is complete you can choose between delete or quarantine the viruses. The quarantine option is recommended and since the malware is active a reboot will be required to finish process.

Click here for guide of how to uninstall spyhunter.

Decrypt ransomware files.

Good news is that we can now use decryption programs. A lot of security companies like Kasperky lab, bitdefender and more has developed a program that is fully capable of decryption key for ransomware malware. You can find this programs anywhere on the internet but it is strongly suggested to download this programs from official websites. NOTE: It may take a long time for your files to be decrypted depending on your PC performance.