Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security Virus
Written by Tomas Meskauskas
Damage level: Severe
Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security virus removal guide
The Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security (FBI. Department of Defense and U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center) message, "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons listed below", is a scam. This message blocks computer screens and demands payment of a $300 fine using MoneyPak or MoneyGram for supposed law violations (dissemination of banned pornography, downloading pirated music, video, warez, bulk-spamming, etc.) This is a ransomware virus which should not be trusted.
PC users should be aware that this message is not sent by legitimate authorities. Neither the FBI nor any other authorities, internationally, use screen-blocking messages to collect fines for any law violations. The "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" ransomware virus originates from a family called Urausy and targets PC users from the USA. Cyber criminals responsible for creating this scam, exploit the names of Mandiant (a legitimate American cyber security firm), the FBI, and the USA Cyber Crime Center. Note that paying a fine as ordered by this message is equivalent to sending your $300 to cyber criminals - you will lose your money with no guarantees that your PC will be unblocked as a result. If you observe a message on your screen, stating that your computer has been blocked for security reasons, you are dealing with a ransomware virus. Do not trust this message or pay the bogus fine. The correct way to deal with this message is to eliminate it from your PC.
The Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" ransomware virus is distributed using 'exploit kits', which infiltrate users' computers using any security vulnerabilities detected on the system. Commonly, exploit kits are implemented within spam email messages, malicious websites, and drive-by downloads. The best way to protect your computer is by using legitimate antivirus and anti-spyware programs and keeping your software up-to-date. In most cases, ransomware viruses are localized - the deceptive message varies according to the IP address of the computer targeted for infiltration. Cyber criminals translate their messages into various languages and exploit the names of local authorities in order to make their rogue messages appear authentic. If your PC is already infected with the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" ransomware virus, use the removal instructions provided to eliminate this scam.
A fake message presented by the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" virus:
Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security.
FBI. Department of Defense.
U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center.
Your computer has been blocked for safety reasons listed below.
You are accused of viewing/storage and/or dissemination of banned pornography (child pornography/zoophilia/rape etc). You have violated World Declaration on non-proliferation of child pornography. You are accused of committing the crime envisaged by Article 161 of United States of America criminal law.
Article 161 of United States Of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 11 years.
Also, you are suspected of violation of "Copyright and Related rights Law" (downloading of pirated music, video, warez) and of use use and/or dissemination of copyrighted content. Thus, you are suspected of violation of Article 148 of United States of America Criminal Law.
Article 148 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 3 to 7 years or 150 to 550 basic amounts fine.
It was from your computer, that unauthorised access has been stolen to information of State importance and to data close for public Internet access.
Unauthorised access could have been arranged by yourself purposely on mercenary motives, or without your knowledge and consent, provided your computer could have been affected by malware. Consequently, you are suspected - until the investigation is held - of innocent infringement of Article 215 of United States of America criminal law ("Law on negligent reckless disregard of computers and computer aids").
Article 215 of United States of America criminal law provides for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for terms from 5 to 8 years and/or up to $100,000 fine.
Further after information of your personal computer was examined, it was found that your personal computer has been regularly used for bulk-spamming either arranged by yourself purposely on mercenary motives, or with ought your knowledge and consent, provided your computer could have been affected my malware. Bulk-spamming is a way to disseminate malware of banned pornography. Consequently you are suspected - until the investigation is held - of innocent infringement of Article 301 of United States of America criminal law ("On bulk-spamming and malware (virus) dissemination").
Article 301 of United States of America criminal law provide for the punishment of deprivation of liberty for term up to 5 years, and up to $250,000 fine.
Please, mind that both your personal identities and location are well identified, and criminal case can be opened against you in course of 96 hours as for commission of crimes per above Articles. Criminal case can be submitted to court.
However, pursuant to Amendments to the United States of America criminal law dated july 10, 2013, and according to Declaration on Human Rights, your disregard of law may be interpreted as unintended (if you had no incidents before) and no arraignment will follow. However, it is a matter of whether you have paid the fine of the Treasury (to the effect of initiatives aimed at protection of cyberspace).
The penalty set must be paid in course of 48 hours as the breach. On expiration of the term, 48 hours that follow will be used for automatic collection of data on yourself and your misconduct, and criminal case will be opened against you.
Amount of fine is $300. You can settle the fine with MoneyPak or MoneyGram xpress Packet vouchers.
As soon as the money arrives to the Treasury account, your computer will be unblocked in course of 24 hours.
Then in 7 day term you should remedy the breaches associated with your computer. Otherwise your computer will be blocked up again and criminal case will be opened against yourself (with no option to pay fine).
Please mind that you should enter only verified pass of vouchers and abstain from caching out of vouchers once used for the fine payment. If erroneous pass were entered, or if attempt was made to cancel vouchers after transaction then, apart from above breaches, you will be charged with fraud (Article 377 of United States of Ameerica criminal law, 1 to 3 years of imprisonment) and criminal case will be opened.
CYBER CRIME UNIT
Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" virus removal:
Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.
Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Windows 8 users: Go to the Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click on Advanced Startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window select Advanced Startup. Click on the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into "Advanced Startup options menu". Click on the "Troubleshoot" button, then click on "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen click on "Startup settings". Click on the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press "5" to boot in Safe Mode with Networking Prompt.
Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":
Log in to the account infected with the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked" virus. Start your Internet browser and download a legitimate anti-spyware program. Update the anti-spyware software and start a full system scan. Remove all entries detected.
If you cannot start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking, try performing a System Restore.
Video showing how to remove ransomware virus using "Safe Mode with Command Prompt" and "System Restore":
2. When Command Prompt Mode loads, enter the following line: cd restore and press ENTER.
3. Next, type this line: rstrui.exe and press ENTER.
4. In the opened window click "Next".
5. Select one of the available Restore Points and click "Next" (this will restore your computer system to an earlier time and date, prior to the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security ransomware virus infiltrating your PC).
6. In the opened window click "Yes".
7. After restoring your computer to a previous date, download and scan your PC with recommended malware removal software to eliminate any remnants of the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" virus.
If you cannot start your computer in Safe Mode with Networking (or with Command Prompt), boot your computer using a rescue disk. Some variants of ransomware disable Safe Mode making its removal complicated. For this step, you require access to another computer. After removing "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" virus from your PC, restart your computer and scan it with legitimate antispyware software to remove any possible remnants of this security infection.
Other tools known to remove the Mandiant U.S.A Cyber Security "Your computer has been blocked up for safety reasons" virus: