Green dot Moneypak Virus
Green dot Moneypak is a computer infection that tries to make users use pre-paid debit card in order to lure their money out of them. It follows the same pattern of action as FBI Moneypak, Stop Online Piracy Automatic Protection System Virus and other ransomware applications from the humongous Ukash Virus family. Green dot Moneypak actually looks like a direct descendent of FBI Moneypak as it tries to make users believe their computers have been locked by FBI due to illegal cyber activities.
However, Green dot Moneypak has nothing do with the the FBI, and it is a downright repugnant scam that has been devised to steal your money. If you pay $200 to Green dot Moneypak, your computer will sill be locked, and there would be no way to get your money back, because Green dot Moneypak is a thief and nothing else. Therefore, even if you see the following message plastered all over your screen, you should ignore it:
Your computer has been locked!Illegally downloaded materials (MP3’s, Movies or Software) have been located on your computer.By downloading, those were reproduced, thereby involving a criminal offense under Section 106 of the Copyright Act.
The downloading of copyrighted material via the Internet or music-sharing networks is illegal and is in accordance with Section 106 of the Copyright Act subject to a fine of imprisonment for a penalty of up to 3 years.
Furthermore, possession of illegally downloaded material is punishable under Section 184 paragraph 3 of the Criminal Code and may also lead to the confiscation of the computer, with which the files were downloaded.To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $200. Payable through GreenDot Moneypak. After successful payment, your computer will be automatically unlocked. Failure to adhere to this request could involve criminal charges and possible imprisonment.
Naturally, when Green dot Moneypak threatens to put user into jail, it does look scary, but you should never be swayed by this fake program. If you want to remove Green do Moneypak, here's what you have to do:
1. Restart your computer and press F8 to load the system in Safe Mode with Networking.
For Windows XP users:
- Blocks internet connection
- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Changes background
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's