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Warning: Computer virus using FBI logo to extort money from users

FBI-virus-image www.scamsfakes.com

FBI Moneypak virus is the fastest spreading computer plaque these days , infecting a large number of computers each day . Around a year ago , FBI put their hands on the rogue antivirus scammers , which brought about an enormous decrease in malware business for some time . Cyber scammers appeared to throw in the towel on producing fake antivirus computer software , however these days new malware code is present online and this time it can be a great deal more dangerous than before . FBI Moneypak ransomware is the flagman of these newer infections . This virus is infecting computer end users principally in United States .

FBI Moneypak is deeply concealed in presumably safe applications such as flash updates , video codes , free music websites , even a number of fun applications like life wallpapers and more . Additionally , it could be installed on your machine when you visit a completely legitimate , but hacked website . If you frequently visit and utilize P2P networks , torrent and warez sites then chances for you to be victimized by FBI Moneypak are great . As soon as installed on the victim’s computer , FBI Moneypak scam locks down the computer and informs that the owner of the PC was involved with downloading copyrighted materials , viewing child pornography , as well as other illegal things . The message reads that you have to send a fine of $100 ( a few variations claim $200 ) via MoneyPak payment system or else you’ll be sentenced to prison in next 72 hours . FBI Moneypak virus is a ransomware ( malware that locks the affected computer and extorts the user for cash ) and most people easily get frightened once they see a notice that is coming from FBI .

With the aid of a Trojan called WinLocker, FBI Moneypak virus literally locks your pc. Your desktop, programs and documents will be completely unavailable to you. You can not even run Task Manager, which includes the ability to kill running processes. You simply remain with an FBI Moneypak page, extorting you to pay the $100 get-out-of-the-jail fee As quick as possible. The things have become worse the latest FBI Moneypak version. Two weeks ago it had been possible to break this ransomware by booting the machine in Safe Mode. Then you could launch everything needed to gather Moneypack’s executables and to clean the registry from its malicious entries. Unfortunately, the most recent Moneypak scam runs in Safe Mode too, thus making impossible for anyone to disable it.

Malware gangs went even further in their criminal activities – they equipped FBI Moneypak scam with a webcam component. For those who have a functioning webcam, you’ll see yourself in the Moneypak screen, and the malware will scare you that it is recording everything! This looks really scary, but people should not bother at all – everything is fake. Still lots of internet users are actually falling for this scam.

Last of the Moneypack’s weapons against you is to disable (even delete) your antivirus software. Security experts found that it successfully disables Malwarebytes and AVG. That means that Moneypak virus can infect your computer even if you have a running antivirus program. Here is the good news. You can find a malware removing tool that can successfully remove even that FBI Moneypak version.  Use this Google search to find the tools and instructions to remove the FBI Moneypak virus from your computer.  remove fbi moneypak virus

Or you can always contact CDA Tech Pros to remove it for you.

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Henry Sapiecha

Top 100 virus-infected websites exposed & to avoid at all cost

Hackers are usually portrayed either as shadowy criminal masterminds, or little more than digital vandals. image www.intelagencies

The 100 websites most affected by viruses each have about 18,000 nasties to attack net users’ computers, an internet security company says.

Simply visiting one of the “Top 100 Dirtiest” websites – without downloading or even clicking anything – could expose your computer to infection and put your personal information into the hands of criminals, anti-virus software company Norton Symantec said.

Company spokeswoman Natalie Connor said the list was compiled using global data collected on Norton Safe Web, a site that analyses websites’ security risks and has 20 million users providing site reviews.

The top 100 infected sites had on average 18,000 threats and 40 per cent of the sites had more than 20,000 threats.

A staggering 75 per cent of websites on the list were found to be distributing “malware” for more than six months.

Malware is malicious software that can damage or compromise a computer system without the owner’s consent.

Ms Connor said half of the websites on the list had adult content. Many have unprintable names indicating they contain hard-core pornography.

Others, not so easy to spot as criminals’ lures, include sites about ice-skating, deer-hunting, catering and legal services.

“What people don’t realise is when you type in a website, you’re bringing down information on a page and with it could be malware,” she said.

Hackers could then obtain personal information using keystroke logging software maliciously installed on your computer.

Ms Connor said hackers were targeting vulnerabilities in website browsers and this affected both PCs and Mac computers.

“It’s real,” she said. “The last thing we want to do is scare people. We want to educate them so they know how to protect themselves.”

Cyber criminals were becoming increasingly sophisticated and operating underground, Ms Connor said.

“It’s not about the fame any more of creating viruses and getting in the media,” she said. “They’re making money.”

Even if only 1 per cent of internet users fell for a scam and exposed their credit-card details, their losses could add up to millions of dollars, Ms Connor said.

Websites that made the list include:

* 17ebook.co
* aladel.net
* bpwhamburgorchardpark.org
* clicnews.com
* dfwdiesel.net
* divineenterprises.net
* fantasticfilms.ru
* gardensrestaurantandcatering.com
* ginedis.com
* gncr.org
* hdvideoforums.org
* hihanin.com
* kingfamilyphotoalbum.com
* likaraoke.com
* mactep.org
* magic4you.nu
* marbling.pe.kr
* nacjalneg.info
* pronline.ru
* purplehoodie.com
* qsng.cn
* seksburada.net
* sportsmansclub.net
* stock888.cn
* tathli.com
* teamclouds.com
* texaswhitetailfever.com
* wadefamilytree.org
* xnescat.info
* yt118.com

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Henry Sapiecha