FBI/Mandiant Virus , a family of Ransomware blocks the screen and asks for penalty as if you have violated cyber laws. We have found lot of questions online regarding FBI/Mandiant virus. These Viruses are also called FBI Moneypak /Interpol Viruses. Keeping those in mind, eScan has decided to throw a light so that our readers and users can be aware of the same.
What is FBI/Mandiant Virus?
It is a Ransomware belonging to the family of Urausy, which locks victim’s computer and demands the respective owner to pay $300 fine for allegedly violating several cyber laws through their online activity. These transactions are generally non-reversible and hard to trace.
How does it work?
The FBI/Mandiant virus is transmitted through spam with shipment notification of delivery attachment. The purpose of cyber-crook is to lure many innocent users, who instinctively gets inclined towards it or when the user browses compromised websites. The malware with the help of exploit kit takes the advantage of the vulnerabilities of the system and install it without the knowledge of the user. Once the system is affected with this ransomware, the infection displays a localized webpage that curtains the whole desktop and asks for the required payment for keeping illegal material. An alert message is displayed on the computer screen demanding ransom amount to be paid.
What should you do?
To keep these kind of Police MoneyPak Viruses away from your we advise you to make use of eScan Rescue Disk, which provides a Windows based clean environment that not only helps to scan and clean the system but also to fix the Windows registry changes done by destructive viruses like FBI/Mandiant. To know more about Rescue Disk, click: http://bit.ly/1QZVKfc Users can also make use of free toolkit offered by eScan which checks system registry, cleans Viruses, Spyware, Adware and any other Malware that could have infected your system. To download MWAV toolkit, click: http://bit.ly/1UihRQo.
Alternatively, use eScan antivirus which protects your system from all kinds of Malware attack.