MoneyPak Virus– this page is about the recent computer virus that pretends to be warning from the FBI and ask you to pay via MoneyPak or the Green Dot payment. MoneyPak or Money Pak is basically like a Western Union payment that is completely untraceable. This make MoneyPak work well for the cyber criminals behind this virus.
Deception is a very common tactic that cyber criminals use to take advantage of people. The MoneyPak Virus is a type of malware that is categorized as ransomware and is one of the viruses that utilize such deception. The MoneyPak Virus is among the family of ransomware viruses that causes people’s computer to display false criminal accusations. The main goal of the MoneyPak Virus is to get the computer’s user to pay for a fake fine. This ultimately gives the cyber criminal access to your payment information. Down the line, this could lead to identity theft. The MoneyPak Virus accomplishes its goal of getting someone’s payment information by locking down parts of their computer and demanding payment in order to regain its function. To bolster the effect, the virus poses as a law enforcement agency that is regionally close to you. For example, if you live in the USA, the virus may try to impersonate the Federal Bureau of Investigation. You will find the instructions to remove the MoneyPak virus at the bottom of this page.
The MoneyPak Virus will claim that you have been discovered to be participating in illegal activity and as a result your computer has been locked. The display window that says your computer has been locked will claim you have been found to be involved in illegal activities or in possession of illegal videos. It will also have signs that were made to help make you believe you are actually being contacted by real law enforcement such as a convincing FBI seal. This is why the virus is called ransomware. It essentially holds your computer hostage until you pay the fee that the program demands. The disguise of law enforcement is only there to help you believe your computer isn’t infected with a virus. You should never believe any program that says you have broken the law. Law enforcement would never contact a person through their computer. Furthermore, if a person actually had committed serious computer crimes, they would not just have to pay a small fine.
How to Remove MoneyPak Virus
3 Easy Steps to Remove the MoneyPak Virus
This section will show you some proven techniques used by our virus removal experts to permanently remove the MoneyPak Computer Virus warning. The instructions we suggest have long been the standard in virus removal by technicians for computers running the Windows Operating System by Microsoft. These instructions will work for the following Windows versions: XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
Virus Removal Instructions
These instructions are to be performed on the infected computer. The steps suggested below will only work if they are performed in the exact order that they are presented.
1. Start the Computer in Safe Mode with Networking
See below to accomplish this step.
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b. To Get Started: turn off the infected computer completely and wait 10 seconds or more and then turn it back on.
c. Next, when the computer is back on immediately begin pressing the “F8” key until you see the Windows Advanced Option Menu. The image below is what it will look like.
d. To select Safe Mode with Networking use the arrow key down key and press ENTER.
e. The computer will continue to boot and begin running in safe mode. Next, download the virus removal software:
2. Download the Virus Removal Software
In this step we will show you a simple trick to bypass the MoneyPak virus and install the virus removal software.
a. While in safe mode open the run command box.
b. To open the run command box simply press the “Windows” key and the “R” Key.
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c. Once you see the Run Box open, type in the following: iexplore http://www.pctuneup.org/fix and press OK. This will allow you to quickly install the virus removal software without being blocked by the MoneyPak virus. See Image Below
3. Installing the Virus Removal Software
This is the most important step to remove the virus. The software we suggest you to install has been tested by our experts and is prove to work to remove the MoneyPak Virus.
a. After you have pressed the OK button and completed the last step you have begun to download and instal the virus removal software. You will be prompted and asked to either “RUN” or “SAVE” this file, CLICK RUN.
b. By clicking run you will have begun downloading a program called PC TuneUP Plus made by Essential Software. PC TuneUP Plus features the latest in virus removal technology and has one of the largest Malware and Virus databases in the world. PC TuneUP Plus is one of the only programs that offers Point & Click virus removal. This program will guide you the entire installation process.
c. Once you have run the Full Scan using PC TuneUP Plus, and followed the prompts to register your software, your virus should have been removed. Take a moment to reboot your computer and make sure it is running properly. If not, you may have a more serious issue. If this does happen, do not hesitate to call our hassle free virus removal help line.