Remove United States Cyber Security virus (MoneyPak Alert)

The United States Cyber Security Ukash Ransom is a computer virus, which will display a bogus notification, that pretends to be from the French police and states that your computer has been blocked due to it being involved with the distribution of pornographic material, SPAM and copyrighted content.
The United States Cyber Security virus will lock you out of your computer and applications, so whenever you’ll try to log on into your Windows operating system or Safe Mode with Networking, it will display instead a lock screen asking you to pay a non-existing fine of 100 Euro in the form of a Ukash or PaySafeCard code.
Furthermore, to make its alert seem more authentic, this virus also has the ability to access your installed webcam ,so that the bogus United States Cyber Security notification shows what is happening in the room.
If your computer is infected with United States Cyber Security virus,then you are seeing any of the below notifications:

United States Cyber Security (MoneyPak Alert)

Here is what the United States Cyber Security Ransomware lock screen is saying:

Your pc is blocked due to at least one of the reasons specified below

  • You have been violating Copyright and related rights Law (Video, Music,Software) and illegally using or distributing copyrighted content, thus infringing Article I, Section 8, clause 8, also known as the Copyright of the Criminal Code of United States of America.
  • Article I, Section 8, Clause 8 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of two to five hundred minimal wages or a deprivation of liberty for two to eight years.
  • You have been blocked or locked as you have been viewing or distributing prohibited pornographic content(Child Porno/Zoofilia and etc). Thus violating article 202 of the Criminal Code of United States of America. Article 202 of the criminal provides for deprivation of liberty for two or twelve yours.
  • Illegal access has been initiated from your PC without your knowledge or consent, your PC may be infected by malware, thus you are violating the law On Neglectful Use of personal Computer. Article 210 of the Criminal Code provides for a fine of up to $100,000 and/or a deprivation of liberty for four to nine years.
  • Pursuant to the amendment to the Criminal of United States of America of May 28,2011, this law infringement (if it is not repeated – first time) may be considered as conditional in case you pay the fine to the state.
  • Fines may only be paid within 24 hours after the infringement. As soon as 24 hours elapse, the possibility to pay the fine expires, and a criminal case is initiated against you automatically within the next 24 hours!
  • To unlock the computer, you must pay the fine through MoneyPak of $200.
    To unlock your computer locked by the United States Cyber Security Moneypak Pay fine Virus and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release fee of $200. Payable through GreenDot Moneypak via Walmart Card or Kmart Card etc. After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock.
  • How do i unlock computer using the MoneyPak?
    1.Find a retail location near you.
    2.Look for a MoneyPak in the prepaid section. Take it to the cashier and load it with cash. A service fee of up to $4.95 will apply.
    3.To pay fine, you should enter the digits MoneyPak resulting code in the payment form and press Pay MoneyPak.When you pay the fine, your PC will get unlocked in 1 to 48 hours after the money is put into the state’s account.In case an error occurs, you’ll have to send the code by email fine@fbi.gov (Do not forget to specify IP address)

We strongly advise you to follow our United States Cyber Security Ransomware removal guide and ignore any alerts that this malicious software might generate.Under no circumstance should you send any any money to this cyber criminals as this could lead to identity

Removal Instructions for United States Cyber Security Ransomware

STEP 1: Remove United States Cyber Security lock screen from your computer

The United States Cyber Security Ukash Ransomware has modified your Windows registry so that when you’re trying to boot your computer it will launch instead its bogus notification.To remove this malicious registry change,we can use any of the below methods:

Method 1: Restore Windows to a previous state using System Restore

  1. Restart your computer, and then press and hold F8 during the initial startup to start your computer in safe mode with a Command prompt.
    Note: With some computers, if you press and hold a key as the computer is booting you will get a stuck key message. If this occurs, instead of pressing and holding the “F8 key”, tap the “F8 key” continuously until you get the Advanced Boot Options screen.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select the Safe mode with a Command prompt option.
    Enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt
  3. At the command prompt, type cd restore, and then press ENTER.
    Next,we will type rstrui.exe , and then press ENTER
    System Restore commands
  4. The System Restore window will start and you’ll need to select a restore point previous to this infection.
    Restore points in Windows 7
  5. After System Restore has completed its task,you should be able to boot in Windows normal mode,from there you’ll need to perform a system scan (as seen on STEP 2) with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro to remove the malicious files from your machine.

Method 2: Use a Kaspersky Kaspersky Rescue Disk CD to remove the bogus United States Cyber Security lock screen

IF you cannot access Safe Mode with Command Prompt we will need to use a Kaspersky Rescue Disk Bootable CD to clean the Windows registry and to perform a system scan to remove the malicious files.
What you’ll need to perform this removal guide :

  1. A computer with Internet access.
  2. 1 blank DVD or CD
  3. 1 DVD/CD Burner
  4. Software which can create a bootable CD
  5. A copy of the latest Kaspersky Rescue Disc
  6. About 1 -2 hours depending on how much data you have on C:

STEP A: Download and create a bootable Kaspersky Rescue Disk CD

  1. Download the Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISOimage from below.
    KASPERSKY RESCUE DISK DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new page from where you can download Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO)
  2. Download ImgBurn, a software that will help us create this bootable disk.
    IMGBURN DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a new page from where you can download ImgBurn)
  3. You can now insert your blank DVD/CD in your burner.
  4. Install ImgBurn by following the prompts and then start this program.
  5. Click on the Write image file to disc button.
    Create bootable CD step1
  6. Under ‘Source’ click on the Browse for file button, then browse to the location where you previously saved the Kaspersky Rescue Disk ISO file.(kav_rescue_10.iso)
    Create bootable CD step2
  7. Click on the big Write button.
    Create bootable CD step3
  8. The disc creation process will now start and it will take around 5-10 minutes to complete.

STEP B:Configure the computer to boot from CD-ROM

On some machines,if you restart the computer and repeatedly tap the F11 key it should bring up the Boot Menu, from there you can select to boot from the CD.
IF this doesn’t happen then you’ll need to configure your computer to boot for a CD like you’ll see below.

  1. Use the Delete or F2 keys, to load the BIOS menu.Information how to enter the BIOS menu is displayed on the screen at the start of the OS boot:
    Boot into Bios
  2. In your PC BIOS settings select the Boot menu and set CD/DVD-ROM as a primary boot device.
    Boot into BIOS Step2
  3. Insert your Kaspersky Rescue Disk and restart your computer.

STEP C:Boot your computer from Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  1. Your computer will now boot from the Kaspersky Rescue Disk,and you’ll be asked to press any key to proceed with this process
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 1
  2. In the start up wizard window that will open, select your language using the cursor moving keys. Press the ENTER key on the keyboard.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 2
  3. On the next screen, select Kaspersky Rescue Disk. Graphic Mode then press ENTER.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 3
  4. The End User License Agreement of Kaspersky Rescue Disk will be displayed on the screen. Read carefully the agreement then press the C button on your keyboard.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk 4
  5. Once the actions described above have been performed, the Kasprsky operating system will start.

STEP D: Launch Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker to remove the malicious registry changes

This ransomware trojan has modified your Windows system registry so that when you’re trying to boot your computer it will instead launch his lock screen.To remove this malicious registry changes we need to use the Kasersky WindowsUnlocker from Kaspersky Rescue Disk.

  1. Click on the Start button located in the left bottom corner of the screen and select the Kaspersky WindowsUnlocker.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk WindowsUnlocker 1
    IF you can’t find the WindowsUnlocker button, you can select Terminal and in the command prompt type windowsunlocker and then press Enter on the keyboard.
  2. A white colored console window will appear and will automatically start loading the registry files for scanning and disinfection. The whole process will take only a couple of seconds and after this process you should be able to boot your computer in normal mode.
    Kaspersky Rescue Disk WindowsUnlocker 2

STEP E:Scan your system with Kaspersky Rescue Disk

  1. Click on the Start button located in the left bottom corner of the screen and select the Kaspersky Rescue Disk then click on My Update Center and press Start update.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 1
  2. When the update process has completed, the light at the top of the window will turn green, and the databases release date will be updated.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 2
  3. Click on the Objects Scan tab, then click Start Objects Scanto begin the scan.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 3
  4. If any malicious items are found, the default settings are to prompt you for action with a red popup window on the bottom right. Delete is the recommended action in most cases but we strongly recommend that you try first to disinfect , and if it doesn’t work chose to quarantine the infected files just to be on the safe side.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 5
  5. When all detected items have been processed and removed, the light in the window will turn green and the scan will show as completed.
    Kaspersky Bootable Cd scan 7
  6. When done you can close the Kaspersky Rescue Disk window and use the Start Menu to Restart the computer.

STEP 2: Remove the malicious United States Cyber Security ransomware files from your computer

STEP A: Run a system scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE

  1. Download the latest official version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware FREE.
    MALWAREBYTES ANTI-MALWARE DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free)
  2. Start the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware installation process by double clicking on mbam-setup file.
    [Image: Malwarebytes Installer]
  3. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the setup process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware checked. Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes’ prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    [Image: Finishing Malwarebytes installation]
  4. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will now start and you’ll be prompted to start a trial period , please select ‘Decline‘ as we just want to use the on-demand scanner.
    [Image: Decline Malwarebytes trial]
  5. On the Scanner tab,select Perform quick scan and then click on the Scan button to start scanning your computer.
    [Image: Starting a full system sca]
  6. Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for malicious files as shown below.
    [Image: Malwarebytes scanning for malicious files]
  7. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.[Image: Malwarebytes scan results]
  8. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections that Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.Please note that the infections found may be different from what is shown in the image.Make sure that everything is Checked (ticked) and click on the Remove Selected button.
    [Image: Infections found by Malwarebytes]

STEP B: Run a system scan with HitmanPro

  1. Download the latest official version of HitmanPro from the below link.
    HITMANPRO DOWNLOAD LINK (This link will open a download page in a new window from where you can download HitmanPro)
  2. Double click on the previously downloaded file to start the HitmanPro installation.
    [Image: HitmanPro Icon]
    IF you are experiencing problems while trying to start HitmanPro, you can use the Force Breach mode.To start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode, hold down the left CTRL-key when you start HitmanPro and all non-essential processes are terminated, including the malware process. (How to start HitmanPro in Force Breach mode – Video)
  3. Click on Next to install HitmanPro on your system.
    [Image: Starting HitmanPro]
  4. The setup screen is displayed, from which you can decide whether you wish to install HitmanPro on your machine or just perform a one-time scan, select an option then click on Next to start a system scan.
    [Image: HitmanPro installation screen]
  5. HitmanPro will start scanning your system for malicious files as seen in the image below.
    [Image: HitmanPron scanning]
  6. Once the scan is complete,you’ll see a screen which will display all the malicious files that the program has found.Click on Next to remove this malicious files.
    [Image: HitmanPro scan results]
  7. Click Activate free license to start the free 30 days trial and remove the malicious files.
    [Image: Activate HitmanPro license]
  8. HitmanPro will now start removing the infected objects.If this program will ask you to restart your computer,please allow this request.

If you are still experiencing problems while trying to remove  United States Cyber Security virus from your machine, please start a new thread in our Malware Removal Assistance forum.

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