The Urausy FBI Ransomware computer infection is another screen locker virus that restricts access to your Windows desktop and computer data files until you pay the $200 ransom that it indicates is required in it's threats. It displays a list of official looking legal jargon to scare unsuspecting computer users into paying the fine through a MoneyPak transaction. The threats that the Urausy FBI virus displays are all fake and the payment should not be paid under any circumstances.
How To Remove the Urausy FBI Ransomware
You will need to download two utilities on a known clean computer and then transfer them to the infected computer by burning them to a cd/dvd. The needed utilities include:
- After you have downloaded the above listed software, restart the infected computer into “Safe Mode with Command Prompt”.
- Log back into your account and then once the command prompt appears, navigate to the drive that contains the needed software that you burned to cd/dvd. You can do this by typing the proper drive letter of the external drive at the prompt. You will most likely need to type “D:” at the prompt or possibly “E:”.
- You can make sure that you’re in the correct drive by typing “Dir; at the prompt to display the directory ‘s contents.
- Once you’re in the right drive, execute the copy of “Rkill” by typing “rkill.exe’ at the prompt. This utility will scan your computer for running malicious processes and then it will attempt to terminate them.
- After Rkill completes, extract the Emsisoft Emergency Kit by typing it’s executable. If you’re unsure of it’s exact file name, type “Dir” at the prompt to display the contents of the directory once more.
- Make sure that you extract the files to an easily accessible directory, such as a directory in the root of the C” drive.
- After the kit has been decompressed, navigate to it’s directory. If you extracted it to the root of drive “C” type “C:” at the prompt and then afterwards type “CD: Your Emergency Kit’s Directory Name”. You can also type “Dir” at the prompt to display the contents of drive “C” if you need to refresh your memory.
- Next start the Emergency kit by typing “start.exe” while in it’s directory.
- Next click on the “Emergency Kit Scanner” option.
- Next, perform a deep scan of your computer.
- Once the scan has completed, remove any malicious files that it has detected.
- Afterwards reboot your computer normally.
At this stage your computer should be free of the Urausy FBI virus. If the infection still remains, try our Ice Cyber Crime Center Virus removal guide to remove the remaining infection.
Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer. There are several variations of each particular virus in the wild . And the procedure listed above may not be adequate for the specific version of the virus that your computer has been compromised by.
If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.