14 Feb 2013
14 Feb 2013

Virus Removal: Warning…The FBI is not trying to contact you

There is a nasty virus going around that makes it appear that the FBI or The Department of Justice is trying to contact you.  This virus will appear when you turn on your system.  It states that you must pay money to unlock your computer, and is often customized to the user, asking victims to contact the Department of Justice in a town near you.

Here are some examples of what this could look like:

Screen Shot of Department of Justice

FBI-Department-of-Justice-Virus
Sample screen shot of FBI virus

FBI Screen Shots:

New-FBI-Moneypak

FBI-Virus

 

If you see something similar on your computer, or you know of someone affected by this virus, please contact us right away so that we can remove it from your computer.  Pat’s Computer Rescue is your local source for virus removal.

To help prevent this and other viruses from attacking your computer use common sense and keep your private information PRIVATE. Do not give out personal information online, such as passwords, social security numbers, credit card numbers, etc, unless the site is trusted and secure.

Patrick Carroll, Owner Pat's Computer RescueIf you have any questions about the security of a website don’t hesitate to email us and we’ll let you know if it’s safe.  Again, please contact us rignt away and we will get this nasty FBI virus removed immediately.

Pat’s Computer Rescue is Northeast Ohio’s leading computer store with shops in two locations: Hudson and Medina.

Until next time…Pat