Danger level 9
Type: Malware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's


FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus is a browser locker that makes use of JavaScript to lock your browser and make you think that you have breached several laws related to cyber security. This infection is very similar to ransomware applications from Ukash Virus group, but the good news is that FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus DOES NOT lock down your PC, it only affects your browser, so if you kill the process via Task Manager you can avoid the infection.

However, it could possible that a malicious file related to the threat is present in your computer, so it would be for the best to run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner in order to find out whether you are seriously infected or not.

One of the main reasons why a lot of users are bound fall for this scam is because FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus rather believable. When your browser gets locked, it looks like it has been blocked by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and it even displays the fbi.gov webpage address on your address bar. However, the entire thing is just a JavaScript scam devised to extort your money out of you.

After all, FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus wants you to believe you have been involved in illegal activity and the fine for your misconduct has already been paid. No, all you have to do is pay another $450 to delete all your criminal record. Needless to say that, in a case of criminal activity, paying money to delete all the record would be considered as bribe, which in turn would be an illegal activity on its own.

Check out the notification displayed by FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus on your browser below:

You have been subjected to violation of Copyright and Related Rights Law (Video, Music, Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted contents <…>

It should be pointed out that FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus notification generally appears AFTER you have paid the initial $300 fine requested by All activities on this computer have been recorded Virus. Therefore, as you can see, this malware scam simply tries to steal as much money as possible, because you have definitely not been involved in any of the illegal activities listed on the notification.

DO NOT pay anything to FINE HAS BEEN PAID FBI virus, because you will never get your money back. If you use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox as your default browsers, then simply click the Close button and then click “Leave Page” option when a pop-up dialog box appears. That should be enough to close the browser. For Internet Explorer, however, you will need to kill the process manually via Task Manager. Simply follow the instructions below to do that.

Close Internet Explorer

  1. Right-click the Task Bar and select Task Manager.
  2. Open Processes tab and select Show processes from all users.
  3. Locate iexplore.exe, highlight the process and click End Process button.
  4. Press End Process again and click Yes.

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  1. irimau Apr 20, 2014

    sorry please i watch what is not good to go internet browser internet sorry for what i watch bad stuff on internet browser never watch on internet what is not good to watch to make complaint the internet browser who is catch me on internet to watch bad stuff what is not good to watch ok mate

  2. irimau Apr 20, 2014

    why need to pay the fine what for iam not make trouble to watch on internet bad stuff on browser can u please make me sorry about what i watch on browser site what is not good to watch ok mate

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