How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

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How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby Sophia » 2012-12-20 3:14


Your computer has been locked by Department of Justice. Is this warning appearing sticky onto your computer screen? Actually this warning is totally part of the evil scam online, caused by the ransomware infection. Read more.

United States Department of Justice Virus is categorized as ransomware that supposedly locks the computer via Trojan infection and displays a scaring message to require amount of money to unlock the computer. So it is called ransomware.

Featuring common symptoms of ransomware infections, this United States Depart of Justice PC lockup virus compromises computer with the help of Trojans. It can be automatically initialized every time when the computer is started to completely lock the computer OS, and then display a scare fake message in name of some authorities, here as United States of Department of Justice. The truth is such ransomware is spread worldwide, mainly in US, Canada and Europe. It can display different language in name of different authorities depending on the geographic location of infection. That is to say, this United Staes Department Justice virus is mainly overflowing across the America and considerable profits, although being illegal, are collected by the evil creators.


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Some other similar ransomware infections found threatening Americans are:
FBI moneypak virus, Citadel Reventon Malware, United States Cyber Security virus, FBI Ultimate Game Card virus, All Activity on This Computer Has Been Recorded-Fake FBI Warning infection, FBI Online Agent virus, Internet Crime Compliant Center Virus, etc.

other ransomware infections: PCeU virus (aka Metropolitan Police Ukash virus), Malex ransomware, Your computer is locked for violating the Law of Great Britain virus, DOJ virus, File Encryption Virus, SGAE virus, An Garda Síochána. Ireland’s National Police Service virus, ISCA 2012 virus, Automated Information Control System virus, ACCDFISA Protection Program ransomware, Celas ransomware, Votre ordinateur est bloque! Gendarmerie Ukash virus, Canadian Police Association Virus, Urausy virus/ransomware, Office Central de Lutte contre la Criminalité Virus, Bundesamt fur Polizei Virus, Canadian Police Cybercrime Investigation Department Virus, GEMA: Your computer has been locked virus, Den Syenska Polisen IT-Sakerhet Ransomware, Bundes Polizei Ukash virus, Australian Federal Police Ukash Virus, etc.



Symptoms of United States Department of Justice ransomware infection

     Locks up the computer OS, It automatically launched every time the Windows is started.
     Displays a fake message of detailed excuse that you are guilty to pay for that
     You are required to pay through the platform like Moneypak
    ….

If you unfortunately come across such ransomware, follow below instructions to get rid of it to unlock your computer.


Web cam control

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    Once infected, there would be a little more than usual that this ransomware virus would even attempt to trick the user into thinking they are under surveillance by webcam, as it always shows a fake screen in “recording” status. Actually this even makes no difference on the infected computer with no web cam at all. Apparently, the truth is ready to jump out at your call.


Deny Flash

Most ransomware exploits Java or Flash vulnerabilities to load the malicious code. In some cases denying or disabling flash on your system may suspend the United States Department of Justice ransomware viurs and enable the user to navigate through the infected system. If this not a necessity for removal, skip to the removal options below these steps.

To disable (deny) flash

    1.Visit:http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help09.html

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    2. Select the “Deny” radio option

    3. Proceed to a removal option (detailed below).



How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Remvoal Guide)


Note! This tutorial is effective for all GreenDot MoneyPak, Ukash and Paysafecard ransomwares.

There are several ways to get rid of such Ukash ransomware depending on the specific situation of infection. If the computer can still boot into safe mode, please follow the Option 1 removal steps to go. If the computer is completely blocked from anything, including safe mode running, then bet on Option 2 removal steps to go.


Removal Option 1-Safe Mode with Command Prompt Restore

    Step 1> Launch your PC into Safe Mode with Command Prompt. During the start, keep pressing F8 key till the Advanced Windows Options Menu shows up and then use the arrow key on the keyboard to highlight the Safe Mode with Command Prompt option and then press Enter. See detailed instructions on how to boot Windows to Safe Mode

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    Note: make sure you login your computer with administrative privileges. (login as admin)

    Step 2> Once the Command Prompt appears you only have few seconds to type “explorer” and hit Enter. If you fail to do so within 2-3 seconds, the ransomware virus will not allow you to type anymore.

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    Step 3> Once Windows Explorer shows up browse to:

    Win XP: C:\windows\system32\restore\rstrui.exe and press Enter
    Win Vista/Seven: C:\windows\system32\rstrui.exe and press Enter

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    Step 4> Follow all steps to restore or recover your computer system to an earlier time and date (restore point), before infection.

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    Step 5> Download, install, update and runAnvi Smart Defender(http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/. Remove all threats detected and reboot your PC.

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Removal Option 2 Using Anvi Rescue Disk to Remove the Ransomware and Repair the Infected Computer


Chances are your PC is heavily infected by this ransomware that it is blocked from safe mode running as well. If such is the case, the removal may be a little bit complex and here we use Anvi Rescue Rescue Disk to demonstrate the removal steps and good luck to you. If any question in the process, just let us know.


Also below is a video of ransomware removal using Anvi Rescue Disk for reference.




    Step 1> Download the Anvi Rescue Disk isoimage file Rescue.iso and the USB disk production tool BootUsb.exe from Anvisoft official site.


    Direct download link: http://download.anvisoft.com/software/rescuedisk.zip


    Please kindly note that Rescue.iso is a large file download; please be patient while it downloads.


    Step 2> Record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to USB drive. You can also record the iso image to a CD/DVD. We will introduce the steps to record iso image to a CD/DVD in following guide.


    Connect USB to computer. You’d better backup your important data and format your USB drive before use it to record the iso image.

    Locate your download folder and double-clicking on BootUsb.exe to start it. And then click “Choose File” button to browser into your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file.

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    Select the path of USB drive, such as Drive H:

    Click “Start Burning” to start the burn of USB Rescue Disk boot drive.

    Please close BootUsb.exe tool after you successfully burn the file to USB drive when you get following message.


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    Now, you have bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.


    Alternative Option

    You can also record Anvi Rescue Disk iso image to a DV/DVD. Any CD/DVD record software is fine for burn iso image. If you don’t have any, you can download and install Nero Burning ROM and ImgBurn. Here we will use Nero Burning ROM for demonstration purpose.

    Please open and start Nero Burning ROM and select Burn Image from the drop-down menu of the Recorder.


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    Locate your download folder and select Rescue.iso file as your source file and then click Open button.


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    Click Burn button to start record the iso image. After a few minutes, you will have a bootable Anvi Rescue Disk to repair your computer.


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    Step 3>Restart your computer and configure your computer to boot from USB drive/DV/DVD that recorded Anvi Rescue Disk. Basically , you can use F8 to load USB boot menu.

    For different motherboard, you may need to use the Delete or F2, F11 keys, to load the BIOS menu. Normally, the information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot.


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    The keys F1, F8, F10, F12 might be used for some motherboards, as well as the following key
    combinations:

    • Ctrl+Esc
    • Ctrl+Ins
    • Ctrl+Alt
    • Ctrl+Alt+Esc
    • Ctrl+Alt+Enter
    • Ctrl+Alt+Del
    • Ctrl+Alt+Ins
    • Ctrl+Alt+S


    If you can enter Boot Menu directly then simply select your CD/DVD-ROM as your 1st boot device.


    Step> 4 After that let's boot your computer from Anvi Rescue Disk.

    Restart your computer. After restart, a message will appear on the screen: press any key to enter the menu. So, press Enter or any other key to load the Anvi Rescue Disk

    please selected your preferred language and press Enter to continue.



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    Step> 5Now you are in the mini Operating system, please double click Rescue tool to start Anvi Rescue disk.


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    Step> 6 Make sure that your computer is connected to network connection before you run a scan on your computer. If you fail to connect your computer to Internet, please check the tutorial on network configuration in this article: Remove Ransomware using Anvi Rescue Disk-Network Troubleshooting Tips


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    Step> 7 Please run a full scan by clicking the “Scan Computer” button in the middle of the program to detect and kill the PC lockup virus.


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    Step>8 Clicking “Fix Now” to Remove the detected threat by Anvi Rescue Disk.

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    Step> 9 Switch to Repair tab. Scan and fix the registry error with the “Repair” module of Anvi Rescue
    Disk.

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    Important Notice: You must repair the registry error after kill the virus. You are probably disabled to boot your Windows without fixing registry damaged by the virus.


    Step>10 Now your computer should be clean and rescued from the virus infection. Please restart your computer into the normal Windows mode.

    Please note, some ransomware infection variant is seriously persistent, so you are highly recommended to download the antimalware Anvi Smart Defender in the rescue disk menu when the scan and repair is finished just as shown in below picture:

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    In the prompt window, click Yes button to download and install Anvi Smart Defender and perform a full scan to ensure all possible files of the infection is removed.

    To prevent the computer from infecting by such ransomware or related Trojans, please ensure you get proper protection on your computer and you may just keep the Anvi Smart Defender for this. Safe and direct download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/software/asd/


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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby y_ming » 2012-12-31 11:44

My safe mode is blocked too, so I tried option 2 to remove it. After I do a full scan and fix the register, I restart my computer to the safe mode but the screen still blocked by the United States Department of Justice virus. Can someone tell me what can I do for this?
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby Michelle » 2013-01-01 10:19

y_ming wrote:My safe mode is blocked too, so I tried option 2 to remove it. After I do a full scan and fix the register, I restart my computer to the safe mode but the screen still blocked by the United States Department of Justice virus. Can someone tell me what can I do for this?


Thanks for being with us. It is believed that this virus is the newcomer. Would you please send us this virus sample to our Technical Support Team at support@anvisoft.com? Thus we could give your more specific advice on how to remove this virus.
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby samikorpi » 2013-02-03 6:10

Hey. I got this ransomware,United States Department of Justice Ransomware, first time 2 days ago and got rid of it by returning system to earlier point. After that I ran different anti malware and thought everyhthing is ok.

Today this popped up again, and nothing seems to works, basically tried everything I can find with google. I have laptop with net connection.

What my main issue is, I ran Anvi rescue disk 1.1. Everything seemed to be ok, 1 infection was found and removed and also repair thing was succesful. After normal windows boot, this thing was still there.

I have win xp32 in my desk top.

Any ideas?
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby samikorpi » 2013-02-03 8:59

One more thing; I made this boot usb with windows 7 64bit, and ran it with xp 32bit, could this cause that malware wasn't removed tho it was found?
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby Ivy » 2013-02-03 20:24

Hello,
Welcome to Anvisoft forum. You can use the USB drive to boot your Windows xp 32 bits.
It will not prevent the rescue disk from running on your computer.

If you have any problem, please let us know.

After you run full scan with rescue disk and repair the detected problem, please download Anvi Smart Defender on your computer and then run full scan again with ASD and run the registry fix before your restart your computer.

If any problem, please let us know. We will try our best to help you.
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby MacDocLasCruces » 2013-02-21 13:20

I had a similar situation as y_ming. After creating a boot cd and running a successful scan I then rebooted, I still had the Ran$omware! I rebooted on the CD and started another full scan. However, during the second run, I allowed the Anvisoft program to be installed on the problem PC. After the second successful scan, I rebooted and STILL had the problem. :( Well, I have the power button set to "Shut Down" when pressed. I pressed it for a graceful shutdown and low and behold, the "Anvisoft Smart Defender" program was running and awaiting a command. I quickly applied a "Full Scan" and it stopped the shutdown process and ran full course. After this full scan and a reboot, the Ran$omware was irradiated! :) What a pain in the keester infection.

Hope this helps someone out there...

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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby SallyG » 2013-02-22 1:47

Thanks for some great post.The United States Department of Justice leveled civil charges towards Standard & Poor's on Feb. 7, saying it purposefully misconstrued mortgage-backed securities that later soured and led to the bursting of the housing bubble. Now, McGraw-Hill, the parent company of S&P, is fighting back, saying the DOJ case is flawed.
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby Ivy » 2013-02-22 2:27

MacDocLasCruces wrote:I had a similar situation as y_ming. After creating a boot cd and running a successful scan I then rebooted, I still had the Ran$omware! I rebooted on the CD and started another full scan. However, during the second run, I allowed the Anvisoft program to be installed on the problem PC. After the second successful scan, I rebooted and STILL had the problem. :( Well, I have the power button set to "Shut Down" when pressed. I pressed it for a graceful shutdown and low and behold, the "Anvisoft Smart Defender" program was running and awaiting a command. I quickly applied a "Full Scan" and it stopped the shutdown process and ran full course. After this full scan and a reboot, the Ran$omware was irradiated! :) What a pain in the keester infection.

Hope this helps someone out there...

:) Fred...
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:oops: That's a sea of troubles. Thanks so much for the information. We are going to test more ransomware virus and try to improve Rescue Disk. ;)
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Re: How to Remove United States Department of Justice Ransomware (Your Computer Has Been Locked Virus Removal Guide)

Postby Ivy » 2013-02-22 2:28

SallyG wrote:Thanks for some great post.The United States Department of Justice leveled civil charges towards Standard & Poor's on Feb. 7, saying it purposefully misconstrued mortgage-backed securities that later soured and led to the bursting of the housing bubble. Now, McGraw-Hill, the parent company of S&P, is fighting back, saying the DOJ case is flawed.


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