Remove FBI Virus from Mac OS X

I have been reading a lot about an FBI virus (MoneyPak Scam) infecting many PC users before. I never have an idea that hackers will also target Mac OS X systems. I am an Apple Mac user ever since. With a good operating system, I seldom catch a virus even without an antivirus installed. I am very confident that Mac system is virus proof somehow. Until recently, that confidence was shaken off by FBI Virus Mac OS X version.

Each time I open my Safari Browser, I am heading to fbi.gov.id12345678.com. The web address changes each time I hit refresh button. Though, the screen showing warnings from FBI is consistent. Viewing the properties reveals the following message:

“YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN LOCKED.
All PC data will be detained and criminal procedures will be initiated against you if the fine will not be paid.”

Please help me remove FBI Virus from my Mac OS X. I will never pay the ransom. Much more I will never buy Moneypak code just to please cyber criminals.

If there are ways that FBI MoneyPak virus can be removed from PC systems, I’m sure it is much easier to delete the malware from Mac OS X systems.

4 Responses

  1. jake says:

    I believed only Internet browser like Safari is affected by FBI virus. It is not similar to PC version where the malware will locked the whole PC. With regards to removing the virus from Macintosh OS X, you just have to deal with Safari. Here is the short procedure.

    1. Open Safari browser and navigate to Safari Menu.
    2. Select ‘Reset Safari’ from the list.
    3. Once the configuration box opens, make sure that all items are selected. You must be aware that this procedure is not reversible. It will completely wipe-out what is listed.
    4. Lastly, click on ‘Reset’ button.

  2. Noah Stanek says:

    The virus just happened to me but I suspected it to be a scam so I just force quit safari and shut off my mac for 10 minutes, turned it back on and here I am 10 minutes later typing this on a safari browser, but could there be anything working behind the scenes I may not know about? Also am very proud how virus proof mac is.

  3. Mario says:

    I did all the steps by force quitting then I was able to go to the apple scene then I reset my safari and cleared everything. Later on my safari stopped responding. It sometimes does that on my computer before because its old but could it have something to do with the fbi fraud message?

  4. Ray says:

    How do I clean up Firefox that has been infected by the FBI virus?