If you cannot access your documents and all you see on your screen is a supposed message from the FBI, there is a good chance you have been infected by the FBI Header Ransomware. This infection tries to pose as a legitimate representative of the federal law enforcement authority. The program claims that you have committed cyber crimes, and you are supposed to pay the ransom fee in order to avoid criminal charges. Needless to say, the claims are absolutely false, and you must remove FBI Header Ransomware from your system to restore access to your documents. For the manual removal guidelines, please scroll down to the bottom of this description.
Although the association is not certain 100%, judging from the behavioral patterns and infection symptoms, we can assume that FBI Header Ransomware is closely associated with the FBI Ukash Virus, Metropolitan Police Virus, and other similar programs from the same group. This family of ransomware infections was harassing computer users worldwide several years ago, and it is clear that they have not disappeared anywhere. These programs usually enter target systems via Trojan infections. Consequently, it means that prior to getting infected with FBI Header Ransomware; your computer security has already been compromised by some other application. This would suggest that you need to be extremely careful about what website you visit and what links you click open because you can never know what malicious application might be hiding there.
When this ransomware program enters your computer, it does its best to make it seem as though you have breached several federal laws. It denies you file access and displays a screen-sized message that says you have been involved in child pornography distribution and viewing, and, therefore, your computer has been locked. FBI Header Ransomware then goes to say that if you want to avoid getting jailed for whatever you have done; you have to pay $500 via PayPal within 48 hours. If you fail to do so, the information about you and your hard drive contents will be forwarded to the local or state law enforcement authorities.
It is obvious that this is a nasty bluff, but it can still scare quite a lot of users. Nevertheless, you have to understand that paying is not the option. By sending away your money to the people behind FBI Header Ransomware you will only lose your funds, but that will not help you unlock your computer. In fact, since the program remains on your system, it may start threatening you with similar messages quite soon. Thus, you should deal with this situation in another way.
Follow the instructions below and uninstall FBI Header Ransomware from your computer using a licensed antispyware tool. It is not recommended to go for a manual removal unless you are an experienced computer user. After all, if we are dealing with a Trojan infection here, it is for the best to leave it to the professionals.
Once you get past the rogue defenses via Safe Mode with Networking, you will be able to remove it with a computer security application of your choice. Should you encounter any problems while trying to remove this ransomware application from your system, please do let us know, by leaving a comment or contacting us via our social network accounts.
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