Aliases: FBI moneypak (other) Lockscreen (other) FBI virus (other)
Windows Defender Antivirus detects and removes this threat.
This threat locks your and displays a full-screen message, commonly called a "lock screen".PC
It pretends to be from the or a national police force and tries to scare you into paying a fine to unlock your .FBIPC
Typically, this threat gets on your when you visit a hacked webpage.PC
Our page has more information on this type of threat.ransomware FAQ
The trend towards increasingly sophisticated malware behavior, highlighted by the use of exploits and other attack vectors, makes older platforms so much more susceptible to ransomware attacks. From June to November 2017, Windows 7 devices were 3.4 times more likely to encounter ransomware compared to Windows 10 devices.
Microsoft doesn’t recommend you pay the fine. There is no guarantee that paying the ransom will give you access to your files.
If you've already paid, see for help on what to do now.our ransomware page
Use the following free software to detect and remove this threat:Microsoft
You should also run a full scan. A full scan might find hidden malware.
If you’re using , see our .Windows XPWindows XP end of support page