Is your computer screen locked by Department of Justice showing the warning content as below: Your operating system is locked due to the violation of the federal laws of U.S. This computer lock is aimed to stop your illegal activity. To unlock the computer you are obliged to pay a fine of $200. You have 72 hours to pay the fine, otherwise you will be arrested. Did all of these come out and scare you suddenly when you are surfing the Internet as usual? Was freaking out and feel like crying at the moment? Just think of the pornographic sites you visited and can’t wait to pay the fine of $200 to save yourself?

Department of Justice Pops Up? How to get rid of it?

What is Department of Justice, Federal bureau of Investigation? If you have been the one to believe this notice is from real government department and actually have paid the fine, I may say you have unfortunately became a fool to believe such a scam malware because this scaring message from so-called “Department of Justice” is definitely a scam aiming at robbing money as much as possible from timid people who has a guilty conscience. I bet you still can’t get your computer unlock even you have paid the fine $200 via Moneypack. Actually it is a scam malware quite similar to the Fake FBI virus and U.S. Cyber Security virus which are rather popular in the world recently. Hackers created and updated them all the time to acquire their dirty money and achieve their immoral targets.

Things could be worse than a robbery of $200. This malware invades your system with the help of Trojans which may open backdoors for hackers to control your system. Via this nasty malware the hackers are able to steal your important private information such as user name, password, credit card number, banking information, business secrets, etc. Therefore, Department of Justice virus must be kicked off completely and permanently from your computer as soon as possible before it can bring further damages to the system. Meanwhile this malware is very stubborn and pretty difficult to remove because no anti-virus programs are able to kill it successfully up to now. As the most effective solution, manual removal needs expert skills so it’s only feasible for advanced users. If you think you are skilled and experienced enough on computer and software issue, you can try to follow the following guide to remove this virus by yourself.

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A Screenshot of Department of Justice Ransomware

US Department of Justice Malware Pay $200 Fine Moneypak Virus

Computer blocked by the United States Department of Justice Virus – Pay $300 to Unlock PC

Best Way to Remove Department of Justice Step by Step:

Firstly, please restart your computer and get in safe mode with networking:

Please follow these steps to get rid of Department of Justice malware virus manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in task-mgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager.

Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe related to Department of Justice virus. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.

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Step3: Remove malicious files of  Department of Justice virus

C:\windows\system32\services.exe
C:\Windows\winsxs\amd64_microsoft-windows-s..s-servicecontroller_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_2b54b20ee6fa07b1\services.exe
C:\Windows\Installer\{bbee3ba2-89af-930c-bb78-1fb4e17db3cc}

Step4: Delete malicious registry entries of Department of Justice virus.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Random.exe
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Random.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\explorer
“EnableShellExecuteHooks”= 1 (0×1)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\Explorer\run\Random.exe

Note: This article just offer an reference of possible solution to clean the Department of Justice for advanced and experienced computer users. Because the hackers create and update the virus from time to time, also the tricky virus may changes all the time and disguises itself, therefore it may happens that you can’t find and kill it completely according our step-by-step instructions. Meanwhile, the manual removal of virus needs expert skills. If you haven’t sufficient expertise in dealing with PC issues, especially in dealing with program files, processes, .dll files and registry entries, it is not recommended to try it yourself, because any mistake may lead to fatal damage to your system.

Friendly reminder: If you can’t clean the virus successfully after spending the whole day, to save your computer in time, please consult YooSecurity certified agents to fix the problem permanently.

Published by Michael Myn & last updated on December 12, 2012 4:20 pm

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