Spamhaus Online Agent (MoneyPak Scam)
|Threat Name:||Spamhaus Online Agent|
|Brief Description:||This type of malware locks the computer or desktop making it unusable.|
“You have 48 hours left to enter your payment
You have lost control over your computer. Your system and all your files has been blocked and encrypted because you were spreading the Malware (viruses, Trojans, worms).”
This is the message seen on your screen once your computer is infected by Spamhaus Online Agent. It kept your PC from being unusable. This fake warning always flash on your screen each time you try to reboot Windows. Included on this are false accusations by Spamhaus Online Agent is unlawful usage of your machine.
For this reason, you are oblige to pay certain amount as penalty. Mode of payment indicated by Spamhaus Online Agent is to be process through Green Dot MoneyPak. It should be in a voucher method that you need to input the code in the provided box of the warning page. MoneyPak vouchers are available on various online and convenience stores. It is in such a way that real authority will find it hard to track their records.
Malware authors are able to gain more money by collecting fraud fine created by Spamhaus Online Agent virus. More and more instances of this online†scam arise each day. This is why we highly suggest removing the right away. There is no need to pay for the imposed penalty. Bear in mind that authorities are not using screen lockers to collect to reprimand or collect fine from offenders. Hackers made it look like genuine as they can so as many users fall on this trap.
Donít waste your time finding ways on how to pay online criminals, instead remove Spamhaus Online Agent virus at once from your computer system. We have here quick and effective guide to totally delete the said malware.
Procedures to Remove Spamhaus Online Agent
Removal steps on this page will help you get rid of the threat effectively using tools and virus scanners. Please make sure that you will carry out the guide in exact order.
Create a USB Bootable Device
Ransom Trojans and viruses will lock the screen and makes the computer unusable. Common ways to deal with this type of infection is to boot the PC using another device. For this tutorial we will do a bootable disk that contains Spamhaus Online Agent remover.
1. Download Kaspersky Rescue Disk from their official server. Click the button below. The file will be in .ISO format.
2. Download this utility called rescue2usb to record your .ISO file into the USB drive. Obviously you need a USB thumb drive at least 512MB in capacity. Plug it to the computer.
3. Once you have the two programs, double-click on the rescue2usb.exe to start creating a bootable USB drive.
4. You will see on the screen in the program called Kasperksy USB Rescue Disk Maker. Click on Browse and locate the .ISO file.
5. Under USB Medium, select the proper drive of your USB device.
6. Click on START. It will now begin to create a bootable USB drive with Kaspersky Rescue Disk in it.
Start the Computer with Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
1. You must set the computer to use other bootable device aside from hard drive. For this procedure, enable your BIOS to boot to USB device. If you are not familiar with this, please refer to your computer's instruction manual.
2. Another option is to access the Boot Menu right after you turn one the PC. It will present a Menu so that you can select a preferred boot drive. Select Removable Devices.
3. Your computer will now start and load Kaspersky Rescue Disk.
4. If you see a message on the screen, please Press any key to enter the menu. You only have 10 seconds to do this, otherwise it will boot with the hard drive.
5. Next screen will be the interface language. Please select desired language to use.
6. You must run the program in Graphic Mode. This gives you easy access to all commands and menus.
7. End User License Agreement will appear. Please accept to continue using the program. Press 1 to proceed.
Using WindowsUnlocker to Remove Spamhaus Online Agent
1.Click on the K button at the lower left corner of the screen.
2. Select Terminal on the list. It will open a command prompt.
3. Type windowsunlocker and press Enter on your keyboard.
4. On WindowsUnlocker menu, please type 1 to Unlock Windows. This utility will clean the registry for malicious entries.
5. After the cleanup process, it will display the menu once more.
6. Press 0 on your keyboard to exit WindowsUnlocker.
Run a Virus Scan
1. After removing Spamhaus Online Agent, you need to delete all remaining components.
2. Click on the K to display the menu.
3. Select Kaspersky Rescue Disk. This will open the virus scanning tool.
4. You need to update the program first. Select My Update Center tab and click on Start update. This requires an Internet connection.
5. After updating the program, select Object Scan tab and click on Start Object Scan. You must scan the following:
- Disk boot sectors
- Hidden startup objects
- All drives
6. Scanning the entire hard drive may take some time. Please let the scan to finish.
7. Once the scan process is complete, the tool will prompt you for preferred actions on detected threats. Deleting all threats is recommended.
8. You can now turn off the computer, unplug the USB drive, and start Windows in normal mode.