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What is the FBI virus scam?

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The FBI virus scam refers to a money extortion scheme where users whose computers are infected are forced to pay a lump sum of money to have their computers unblocked. The risk of infection increases the older the security software version is.

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The FBI virus, which is also known as MoneyPak ransomware, is a type of malware that enters the system undetected and blocks crucial system functions. When a system is infected, the only way to remove the malware is to perform a system restoration in Windows' safe mode, or to install and run anti-malware software, such as STOPzilla or Malwarebytes.

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