If you system is infected with this new FBI REloadit ransomware, than you should not have any doubt in malicious nature of this screen locker and its purpose. The message that accuses you in a crime and asks $300 paid as a fine with Reloadit Pack is a scam ran by cyber criminals in United States and North America. FBI REloadit virus is spread with Trojans and locks victims’ computers only for one purpose – easy money extortion. No government uses such means as locking computers for collecting fines, and Reloadit Pack is not a one that the government would chose since money transfers are hard to trace, and cyber criminals like this. You definitely need to remove FBI REloadit virus as soon as possible since it locks your antivirus software and helps cyber criminals to infect your computer with more malicious programs.
This removal guide will help you to remove FBI REloadit Virus either manually or with a help of FBI REloadit Virus Removal Tool that comes with “Free online support” and “Free one-year-long protection” against stubborn malicious programs.
What is FBI REloadit Virus?
FBI REloadit Virus is a ransomware that scares victims with a new FBI scam message and extorts their money. It is installed with Trojans coming from malicious and infected websites. After FBI REloadit Virus is installed, it locks screen and victim’s access to other controls of an infected computer. Then it displays FBI message about a crime that a victim supposedly committed online. FBI REloadit Virus is spread in the United States and North America. Cyber criminals demand $300 as a fine for a fake violation and unlocking infected computer. They ask to use for payment Reloadit Pack that authorities never use for collecting fines, and methods like locking computers is not use by the government, but many victims are not aware of this, and cyber criminals exploit this lack of awareness for money extortion scams.
You can get your computer infected with FBI REloadit Virus after visiting some websites or downloading updates and other free content that are infected with FBI REloadit Virus or bundled with it and used as a disguise. Email might be used for spreading FBI REloadit Virus also. It is better to avoid clicking links and buttons on suspicious websites and visiting websites with adult content that are often are used for spreading ransomware.
FBI REloadit Virus Removal Tool
FBI REloadit Virus is protected against removal since antivirus software installed onto victim’s computer is locked as well as victim’s access to system controls. This makes it hard to remove FBI REloadit Virus for unprepared computer user that tries manual way. Some of the manual removal procedures are potentially dangerous for the system. Unless you understand the manual removal guide below, it is better to use FBI REloadit Virus Removal Tool that comes with a free antispyware program and free online assistance.
Remove FBI REloadit Virus Manually
Try this first. It is free and very effective solution if your system restore is set right. Start your system in Safe Mode and try to access Windows System Restore . You need to find the restore point set before your computer was infected with FBI REloadit Virus and restore your system to previous. System Restore will undo all the changes made by this virus, and you can restart your computer as normal and run a full scan with your security program to remove malicious files installed onto your PC.
If the System Restore is not available or there is no a restore point that you can use, then, do the following:
1. First, you need to check proxy settings and repair them to prevent hijacking that might link your computer to a malicious website that spread this infection.
2. Start your computer in a Safe Mode and log as a system administrator. Then access Startup folder. For this click Start, select All Programs and find Startup folder. Look at the startup folder and remove suspicious program that you cannot identify. FBI REloadit Virus uses a random name consist of characters and numbers, and some variations might use startup for blocking your computer. Disable suspicious items, restart your computer, and see if it helps.
3. If disabling suspicious files in Windows Startup list doesn’t help to prevent blocking your PC, than you need to fix registry keys used for blocking.
Click Start and type regedit in the search field below. Then press Enter. (On windows XP you need to click Run in the menu and type the command in the input field of the Run utility.
Press OK button, or Enter key, when done.)
In Registry Editor Look for the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\
Double click on this key and find Shell in the right pane. It should be set to “Explorer.exe”. If there is something different or an addition to it after coma, right click this line and modify the value to “Explorer.exe” only.
Note: If you see path related to the name that you remove, write it down. It points to the program that runs FBI REloadit Virus, and you need to find and remove it.
VERY IMPORTANT: Before you make changes to your system registry database, make a backup file for the keys being changed or removed in your system registry. You can do this by opening File menu in the Registry Editor and clicking Export. Then follow instructions on the screen. If something goes wrong, you can restore this key by double clicking the saved registry backup file. If no problem is noticed, then you can just discard this file later. Unless you do the backup, you might end with inoperable machine that requires expensive professional attention.
Kill FBI REloadit Virus malicious processes
Note: The file is located in either %AppData% or %Temp% directory in the current user profile.
Remove FBI REloadit Virus entries from system registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell [random chars].exe
Delete FBI REloadit Virus files and folders:
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\ [random chars and numbers]
%userprofile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Windows\[random chars ] \ [random name].exe
Note: Better check for location in your system registry as described above since the path might be different.
If manual removal is difficult and confusing to you, then use removal tool and get a free assistance for removing FBI REloadit Virus and free antispyware program that will protect your computer against spyware for a full year.
Complete FBI REloadit Virus Removal
FBI REloadit Virus might come with other malicious programs. After you remove this virus, make an update to your antivirus software and scan your system. You can use free antivirus scanner from different manufacturers to make sure that no threat is missed. Then you need to scan your system for spyware with some anti-spyware program like one coming with offered FBI REloadit Virus Removal Tool since a normal antivirus software wouldn’t remove legitimate spyware used with malicious purpose by cyber criminals.
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