What is NSA Virus
Is your computer being locked by NSA virus? Does the NSA virus lock you out of your computer and ask for fines to unlock your computer? Is the NSA Internet Surveillance Program PRISM Computercrime Prosecution Section warning notice stating “YOUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN LOCKED!”?
NSA Virus Screenshot
NSA Virus New Variant National Security Agency Screenshot (updated on Oct., 30, 2013)
NSA virus, also named as NSA Internet Surveillance Program virus, is a ransomware attack that locks the computer and displays a fraudulent message stating that the user must pay a fine of $300 within 48 hours in order to regain access to the computer. The message is designed to trick the computer user into thinking that it is coming directly from the National Security Agency/Central Security Service, and it states the reason for the computer block is due to multiple copyright violations, email spamming, as well as the distribution of pornographic material online. If the user attempts to open an Internet browser or launch a program that they have installed on their computer it will fail, as the virus disables all functions once it launches. The warning message will not close and even if the computer is manually powered off and restarted in safe mode it will still lock all computer functions. This tends to make the computer user a bit more concerned. Could it be that the National Security Agency/Central Security Service is really blocking computers that they have detected to be participating in illegal activities online? This is not the case at all, as the US government will never just block a computer and they will not demand that a fine be paid through the computer. NSA virus demands that the $300 fine is paid using a Greendot MoneyPak prepaid card. This form of payment is the only one that the hackers behind the virus will accept because it protects them from charge backs and disputed transactions. The message states that the block placed on the computer will be removed once the payment is verified and sent in within the 48 hour deadline. Unfortunately this is not how it works, and once the payment is sent the user will never hear from the hackers again. The computer will remain blocked and the only way to remove that is by deleting all of NSA virus files that are installed on the computer. This is the message that users who have been infected with this virus will see displayed on their screen: To unlock your computer and to avoid other legal consequences, you are obligated to pay a release of $300. Payable through GreenDot Moneypak. After successful payment, your computer will automatically unlock. Failure to adhere to this request will involve criminal charges and possible imprisonment. To perform the payment, enter the acquired GreenDot Moneypak code in the designated payment field and press the “Submit” button. Please note: This find may only be paid within 48 hours, if you left 48 hours pass without payment, the possibility of unlocking computer expires. In this case the criminal case against you will continue automatically. Your IP-Address: Your Hostname: You can be clearly identified by resolving your IP address and the associated hostname. All of your files have been encrypted, any attempt to unlock your computer by yourself, will result in loss of all your data. This program is maintained by the Administrative Office of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service.” The hackers spread NSA virus through a variety of methods. The first is by sending large quantities of spam emails that contain the virus hidden within an attachment that is sent along with the message. The email messages are constructed in a way that encourages the recipient to open the attachment. The message will often state that there was an old photograph or news story that was found, and that they should open it and take a look. As soon as that attachment is opened, NSA virus will be installed onto the computer. It moves quickly, as it will start to immediately change system and registry files. This is done to block any programs or applications from being opened, as soon as the computer is started. The block will happen as soon as the computer is started and it will remain regardless of what the computer user tried to do. The other way that this ransomware is spread is through torrent download and file sharing websites. These type of websites are a great target because they receive millions of visitors every day and the main focus when landing on one of these sites is to quickly download the files and leave. Not many people that visit these types of sites are concerned with potential viruses. They tend to trust that the files they are downloading and installing onto their computers are safe. This makes the hacker’s job much easier, as they will just package NSA virus along with popular music and video downloads. While they think they are simply installing new music or movies onto their computer, they are really installing the ransomware virus that will soon lock their entire computer and demand that they pay $300! Since a majority of computer users are infected through these sites where they are illegally downloading files, the message will tend to scare them more, especially the allegations of copyright violations. Many will just quickly send the $300 within the 48 hours because they are scared and they do not want to risk additional fines or criminal charges, which the message warns will come if the fine is not paid on time. There is only one way to remove the block, and that is by deleting and removing all of the virus files that have been installed onto the computer. The instructions below will walk users through a step by step process, fully eliminating NSA virus from the computer and removing the block.
How to Remove NSA Virus
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