Click on screenshot to zoom
Danger level 8
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Changes background
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow Computer

FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus

There is one important thing that users have to realize about FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus – it is a scam created to swindle them out of their money. It is a ransomware application that displays a fraudulent message on your screen, claiming that you have violated the federal law of the United States. The malicious program locks down your computer and unless you remove FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus from your computer, you will not be able to access your desktop. Luckily, it is possible restore your desktop access on your own, so scroll down to the end of the description for the instructions on how to unlock your PC.

If you are wondering where FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus comes from, the answer is very simple – it is part of the notorious Ukash Virus group. Perhaps you have heard of the most “famous” program from the family – FBI MoneyPak. These infections have been torturing users worldwide for some time now, and there is an infection localized for almost every wired country out there, although technically all these programs are more or less the same. There are Royal Canadian Mounted Police Virus, ICSPA Virus, New Zealand E-Crime Lab Virus and many others. Just like FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus, all these infections block your desktop access because they expect you to pay a fine for something you have not done.

Naturally, the screen-sized message may look threatening especially as it is adorned with the FBI insignia, but so far the FBI does not have the jurisdiction to lock down your personal computers, so you should not believe a single word you see on your screen:

All activities of this computer has been recorded. All your files are encrypted. Don’t try to unlock your computer!
This PC is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below.
You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents, thus infringing Article 1, Section 8, Clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of the United States of America. […]
To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obliged to pay a release fee of $300.

As you can see FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus expects you to pay a significant amount of money, saying that it is the only way to unlock your computer. It also claims that unless you pay the fine, your information will forward to the court and a criminal case will be initiated against you. You have to stand your ground, not succumbing to the program’s threats. Follow the instructions below and unlock your desktop. Then you will be able to remove FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus using a legitimate computer security application.

How to restore desktop access

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key and the Metro UI will show up.
  2. Click Internet Explorer tile and enter into the address bar. Hit Enter.
  3. Click Run on the download dialog box and install SpyHunter.
  4. Run a full system scan with the program.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Restart the PC and tap F8 repeatedly until Advanced Boot Options menu appears.
  2. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
  3. Access and download SpyHunter.
  4. Install the program and run a full system scan.

Windows XP

  1. Follow the steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. Click Yes on the Confirmation dialog box.
  3. Download SpyHunter.
  4. Open Start menu and click Run.
  5. Enter “msconfig” into the Open box and click OK.
  6. Open Startup tab on System Configuration Utility.
  7. Click Disable all and press OK.
  8. Reboot the PC in Normal mode.
  9. Install SpyHunter and perform a full PC scan.

If you have any questions on how to remove FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus from your computer, you can always leave a comment below.

Download Spyware Removal Tool to Remove* FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus
  • Quick & tested solution for FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation Virus removal.
  • 100% Free Scan for Windows


  1. hitesh Jul 24, 2014


  2. Eric Oct 17, 2014

    How do i stop anyone from hacking into my phone or my email the reason why is because it happened just recently with my phone

Post comment — WE NEED YOUR OPINION!

Please enter security code:
This is a captcha-picture. It is used to prevent mass-access by robots.