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December 7th, 2013

FBI Virus (Moneypak) – What Is It?

Fbi Virus Removal - Moneypak

The FBI Virus is a form of dangerous malware which criminals use to disguise themselves as FBI members and scam computer users. Established in 2012, the FBI Virus, which is also known as the FBI Moneypak Virus and Citadel Reveton, is categorized as ransomeware.

FBI Virus (Moneypak) – The FBI Is Not Investigating You!

The ultimate goal of criminals who run the FBI Virus is to infiltrate others’ computer systems and lock them. Furthermore, those who utilize the FBI Virus will additionally attempt to trick computer users into paying fines by pretending to be employed by the FBI and insisting that the computer user has been involved in illegal activity through their computer. Innocent computer users have been scared and scammed into paying fines of more than three hundred dollars due to the FBI Virus.

If you notice signs of the FBI Virus on your computer and are clever enough to not fall prey to its cunning tricks, there is thankfully a way to remove it from your computer. Due to the increasing popularity of this virus, people have developed many different ways to shut it down. However, the safest and most effective way to remove the FBI Virus from your computer is by downloading Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software. Malwarebytes is available in a free or paid version and immediately scans and removes the virus from your computer with no damage or data loss.

FBI Virus (Moneypak) – Step-by-Step Guide

NOTE:  Put your computer in safe mode : this is usually done by restarting the computer and then repeatedly hitting the F8 key as soon as the screen flashes.  If the F8 key doesn’t work just google “safemode” with your model of computer.


A step-by-step guide to the removal of the FBI Virus using Malwarebytes is included below.

1. Install your preferred version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software from
2. When the software has finished its download process, open it.
3. Click the Perform Full Scan option.
4. Click the Scan button.
5. Malwarebytes software should scan your computer for any viruses, detect the FBI Virus malware, and remove it quickly from your computer.
6. Click the Remove Selected button to finalize the scan and removal of the detected malware.
7. Enjoy your malware free computer system!

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