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Computer Virus Poses As FBI Alert

A new virus posing as an FBI alert is freezing computers and alarming users across North Central Texas. Infected computers display a pop-up that tells owners they have illegal materials on their PCs and demands a fine ranging from $200-$500 dollars.

Computers infected display a message using the FBI seal and citing several legal documents. The reasons include owning/distributing copyrighted material, pornography or malware. To unlock the computer the virus demands a fine be paid with MoneyPak and threatens criminal action against those who don't pay.

This virus activates when users click on a compromised website.

If your computer is infected:

  • Do not pay any money or provide any personal information.
  • Be aware that even if you are able to unfreeze your computer on your own, the malware might still operate in the background. Only the most computer-savvy users will be able to remove the virus without help.

You can find trustworthy computer repair shops at BBB.org.

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