Do you know what FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker is?
If you are introduced to a notification that blocks access to your computer, FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker might be responsible for that. Of course, there are other infections that can lock your PC (e.g., Elmers Glue Locker Ransomware or SecretSystem Ransomware), many of which are much more dangerous than the one we are discussing in this report. The unique thing about this devious threat is that it uses the logo of the FBI. Also, the message it introduces you to can correspond to your activity, in which case, you are more likely to pay attention to the information that is presented. According to it, you are legally obligated to pay a ransom of 200 USD; otherwise, you might be facing jail time. Obviously, that is a lie, and you do not need to pay attention to the accusations. If you want to learn how to unlock your computer and delete FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker, you are in the right place.
How did FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker slither into your operating system? If you cannot tell, it is possible that you have accidentally downloaded it along with third-party malware, or maybe it was downloaded by infections that already exist on your PC. Whatever the case is, the existence of this threat indicates that your operating system is vulnerable to the attacks of malware. Unfortunately, other malicious threats might be running behind FBI Anti-Piracy Ransomware as well. Of course, you can research this only after you unlock your computer, and that might be the most difficult obstacle, and not because it is technically difficult to unlock the PC because it is not. The issue here is that the message can be quite convincing if you are involved in any of the illegal activities mentioned (e.g., the acquisition of pirated apps and copyrighted files). If you are, you might think that your computer was locked by the FBI. Well, if FBI got involved, it is highly unlikely that you would find your PC locked, and that is the first sign.
Do you think that an authoritative US government agency would collect fines using MoneyPak? If you do, you are very mistaken. When you purchase the card worth $200, and you put the code into the box provided, there is no proof as to who has paid the “fine” and whether or not it was the actual “offender.” For example, if you were performing illegal activities on a public computer, it would make no sense for the FBI to punish you by locking it. Unfortunately, some users might be tricked by the FBI emblem attached at the top of the message that FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker displays. Have you paid the ransom? If you have, that money is gone for good. Well, was your PC unlocked? Even if it was, you have to find and remove the malicious launcher before your PC gets locked again.
If you have never terminated unwanted processes, the guide below might look complicated. In reality, it is not, and if you follow the steps closely, you should have your computer unlocked in a matter of moments. Obviously, if you are having issues, our research team is here to discuss them. Simply add your questions to the comments section. Of course, you have to remember that manual removal is not the only option you have. You also can install software to have FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker removed automatically. We strongly suggest installing anti-malware software if your operating system is infected by more infections and if you need help protecting it against malware in the future.
Delete FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker
- Tap Ctrl+Shift+Esc to launch Task Manager and then move to the Processes tab.
- Right-click the malicious process (random name, but description should say memeware).
- Select Open file location to open the location of the launcher in a new window.
- Go back to the Task Manager and terminate the malicious process (click End Task) to unlock the PC.
- Move to the malicious launcher file, right-click it, and select Delete.
- Perform a full system scan after you Empty Recycle Bin.
In non-techie terms:
Removing FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker is not a great challenge, but the first step is to identify the threat, and not all users have the ability to do that. In case you have been tricked into paying the ransom before you recognized the scam, you have to make sure that you delete the FBI Anti-piracy Warning Screen Locker launcher because it is still active and still dangerous. The guide above shows how to unlock the PC and eliminate the ransomware manually, but remember that only reliable anti-malware software can automatically erase the infection along with other potentially active threats while ensuring full-time protection as well.