Did you turn on your computer only to be greeted by a warning page that claims you computer has been locked by department of justice. Are you wondering that the notification accuses you of violating laws. Does it surprise you that you’ve been falsely accused by DOJ. Are you annoyed that the DOJ is refusing to unlock PC unless a fine is paid. Don’t worry your PC is not locked by DOJ but by online hackers to scare you into paying money.
What is department of justice virus: It is the latest of fake notification to hit the web from the ransomware family. Whether it is FBI MoneyPak or Metropolitan virus all them follow the same modus operandi. Infected computer get a full screen message popup from DOJ which expects you to believe that you have been caught violating cyber and other related laws. It can include ‘illegally watching child porn websites and downloading, propagating copyright content. Then the virus demands you to pay a ‘fine’ through Moneypak service. Further it threatens prosecution unless the fine is paid within stipulated time.
Do you really have to pay the fine: As already mentioned DOJ is a virus though the notification looks genuine it is a money extorting tool created by online hackers into paying fine. just ignore all the warnings there is no reason to panic because this is just a scam. If you have paid the fine nothing is going to change, you will notice that the virus programs continues to lock all programs running your computer and demands fine to unlock your computer.
How the virus barges into your computer: The virus program generally targets vulnerable computer and it is propagated through malicious websites. When user visits malicious sites the virus finds its way into the computer.
How to avoid ransomware attacks:
Avoid opening unsolicited emails and attachments
Try to download from trusted websites
Avoid clicking advertisements
How to remove department of justice virus: We recommend you to contact tech support for removing the virus.
Step 1: You need to Reboot your computer into safe mode with Networking, so before you do it print or write down the removal steps. You can also contact our tech support @ 1-877-623-2121
Please turn ON the computer and keep tabbing F8 until the Windows Advanced Options menu appears as below:
Now select Safe Mode With Networking using arrow keys and press Enter Key
Wait for the windows to boot in safe mode with networking.
Step2: Now you have to download Macrofix Fixkit to remove this virus. To download you need Hold Windows key and then press R key. This opens Run dialog box. Now type iexplore www.macrofix.com/fix.exe in the Run box and press OK button. Click Run for the Macrofixtoolkit to download and click Run again to run the software. Wait for the Fixkit to download
A) Now you need to Create Macrofix Account for sign in, once you arrive at the Macrofix Log in page. Create your New Account
B) Now log in using Macrofix account that you have created.
A) Now cleanup all registry Errors using the Regkiller. To open Regkiller, click Regkiller on the Macrofix Tool bar menu. Now scan for registry problems and wait for the scan to finish.
B) Once scan is finished click Select All and Remove Selected button.
Step 5: Safegaurd your Data by creating Backup : Now you need to backup your data. You can do this by creating Backup. Click MyBackuper option in the tool menu bar. Choose the option that best fits your need and click Yes to proceed further.
Now you need to login using Macrofix account. Now you need to select the folder that you want to cloud backup for safety. Click Next to process further.
Step 6: Scan for Malware, Spyware & Ransomware viruses: Now scan for Malware, Spyware and Ransomware viruses. Click SpyBurst menu in the Macrofix tool bar. Wait for the scan progress to finish. Click on Showresults button and Select All button and Press Remove Selected button to remove the viruses.
Step 7: If the problem still persists Chat with a Live Technician, we suggest you to talk to one of our technician. Click Macrofix Chat menu on the Macrofix tool bar. Type your question and click on the Start Chat button. Now click Macrofix Connect menu in the Macofix tool bar. Enter Invitation code given by the technician to connect to your computer for Manual virus removal.
Step 8: Now Restart your computer. This brings your computer back to normal window mode.