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How do I remove the fbi virus from firefox on my mac
Safari works fine, but fbi virus came up on firefox and will not let me get into it at all. Force quit will get me out, but same problem when I get in again.
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The Reset Firefox feature can fix many issues by restoring Firefox to its factory default state while saving your essential information. Note: This will cause you to lose any Extensions, Open websites, and some Preferences.
To Reset Firefox do the following:
- Go to Firefox > Help > Troubleshooting Information.
- Click the "Reset Firefox" button.
- Firefox will close and reset. After Firefox is done, it will show a window with the information that is imported. Click Finish.
- Firefox will open with all factory defaults applied.
Further information can be found in the Refresh Firefox - reset add-ons and settings article.
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Remove FBI Moneypak Virus: Free Virus Removal - YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKBXeoLIFo
edit: fixed the ridiculously long youtube link. use fix at your own risk.
Modified by James
Norton's advice utilizing safe mode is problematic now as most recent versions of the virus do block safe mode opportunities. And trying to cure it only in Firefox is also not the way out as this is a persistent threat now and is becoming epidemic, this virus sits deeply and usually affect video cam, may act as key logger etc. So if safe mode variant is not helping, one should use a separate bootable drive with pre-installed AV. Here is a quick instruction on how to create a bootable USB flash dirve and clean the virus with hitman software
first, u should restart the infected PC into safe mode with networking. and then open the task manager to end all the running prcocesses. after that search the whole PC to delete any suspiciou files and registries. u can read the instruction here: http://blog.teesupport.com/fbi-warning-your-computer-is-blocked-for-violation-of-federal-law-audio-fbi-virus-removal-guides/
There is very simple method to remove this Very deadly virus on your Computer 1,2,3 easy steps to get rid of this FBI virus Now:http://ifixvirus .com/ fbi-locked-computer-virus/
edit: questionable site as it links to a so called fix.exe
Modified by James
The OP is using Firefox on a Mac yet all of the so called fixes links given over time have been for Windows which are not useful for the OP.
Readers of this thread may be interested in a related thread about a scam using FBI or Europol names and site addresses. It is in fact not a virus and very easy to deal with. There is nothing much to remove and it can be dealt with in seconds see
- WARNING FBI LOCKED BROWSER!!! /questions/981475#answer-516676
This current pseudo ransom ware is platform agnostic.