I was just chatting on Facebook with my friends and then Mynetcop.net popped in a new tab window. I went to check it and what is saw scared the hell out of me. It says that I need to pay a fine to unlock my web browser, because it’s locked by Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security FBI, Department of Defense, U.S.A. Cyber Crime Center. And I am accused of the committing crimes and breaking various law articles. Considering what is written on that website I will spend the rest of my life in jail or I can pay a fine which is absurd. Could you please tell me what to do? How to completely remove Mynetcop.net virus? How to clean my computer from Mynetcop.net virus?
Mynetcop.net is a ransomware, scam website that locks most popular browsers such as Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, in order to scare users into paying fines for breaking several laws with your online activities. To scare users even more the website is full of forged realistic Police images and FBI agents. The objective of this is to steal your money and your personal information which can lead to credit card fraud or identity theft.
When victim comes to the website a fake notification will be shown that pretends to be from the local law enforcement agency (for example: Police Central e-crime Unit, Australian Federal Police, FBI etc.) and will show a list of violated laws by distribution of pornographic materials, copyrighted content, unauthorized access and theft of government information. For all of that you would be sentenced for many years in jail but you can also pay a ransom of $300 and you will be free. To pay this fine user has to purchase MoneyPak voucher and then submit it in the web browser. This complicated payment method was invented in order to prohibit reverse transaction and to complicate the tracing. Also, Mynetcop.net can access your installed webcam and take a picture of you to make it even more realistic. Besides that, the website may contain various viruses that can be injected to users’ computers to harm system files which can lead to personal data loss.
Mynetcop.net is able to track users’ location and will display messages in appropriate language depending on the location. (See the example below)
When you try to close the browser window you will get the pop-up message as shown on the image below:
Are you sure you want to leave this page?
Message from webpage:
YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED UP FOR SAFETY REASONS.
ALL PC DATA WILL BE DETAINED.
ALL YOUR FILES ARE ENCRYPTED.
YOUR BROWSER HAS BEEN BLOCKED UP. Leave this page or Stay on this page.
The website and lock screen design is often updated, anyway users should know that no law enforcement agencies like FBI or Police Central e-crime Unit or others will never lock your computer and ask for online fine payment.
Mynetcop.net is a ransomware, scam website with fake messages and you should completely ignore them. Do not send any payments; do not provide any personal information to the attackers. You may end up being a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft. If you have paid already ask for a chargeback and inform your local bank that your personal and credit cards information might be stolen. Anyway it’s unsafe to use the infected computer. More dangerous viruses might be injected through Mynetcop.net.
Below you will find an all-inclusive step by step guide on how to remove Mynetcop.net virus from your computer and unlock your browsers. Please follow the order of the steps and if you have any questions or doubt at any point we advise you to stop and ask for our assistance. We will assist you as quick as possible.
How to remove Mynetcop.net (Virus Removal Guides)
On this page you will find an all-inclusive guide, which will help you to remove Mynetcop.net virus. Below you can find three automatically methods to clean up an infected computer and one manual method for advanced users. Please keep in mind, in order to successfully clean your computer you have to follow the steps and perform them in the correct order. If you are unsure about something or in doubt at any point, please stop and ask for our assistance in the comments below.
Step 1. Remove Mynetcop.net browser locker from from Firefox, IE and Chrome
Option 1. Removal of Adware Mynetcop.net with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
Option 2. Removal of Adware Mynetcop.net with Emsisoft Anti-Malware
Option 3. Removal of Adware Mynetcop.net with HitmanPro
Step 1. Remove Mynetcop.net browser locker from Firefox, IE and Chrome
1. Open Task Manager by right-clicking on the taskbar, and then clicking Start Task Manager. Other way to launch Windows Task Manager is to press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys simultaneously and select Task Manager or press simultaneously on Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
2. Click on the Processes tab and you will see the list of all of the processes that are currently running by you and all the descriptions. To be able to see all of the processes that are currently running on the computer, click Show processes from all users button.
3. Now scroll down the list till you see your web browser’s process and then simply left-click on it to select. After you have selected the browser’s process, right click on it and select End Process
- Internet Explorer – iexplore.exe
- Chrome – chrome.exe
- Safari – Safari.exe
- SeaMonkey – seamonkey.exe
- Opera – opera.exe
- Firefox – firefox.exe
4. After you select the End Process option, a pop-up a window will appear where you will need to confirm that you want to terminate process. Click on End process in order to kill the process.
5. Your browser window should now be closed. The next time you open your browser, do not allow the browser to open the last opened page or you will be redirected to Mynetcop.net again and will need to repeat all the steps above.
Please bear in mind that introducing the above registration key will NOT remove Mynetcop.net from your computer, instead it will just stop the scans and fake alerts so that you’ll be able to complete this removal guide without being interrupted by this infection.
Option 1. Removal of Mynetcop.net with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
1.1. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free(click on the banner below), double click on it to start the installation process. Keep following the prompts to continue with the setup process and press Finish when it is completed.
1.2. Virus Definition Updates – After the launch of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware the program may suggest you to update the virus definition database. However, if that didn’t happen we advise you to manually update the virus definition database. Follow the image below to proceed with updates.
1.3. On the Scanner tab, select “Perform full scan” option and then click on the Scan button, as you can see on the image below. Now Malwarebytes Anti-Malware will start scanning your computer for infections.
1.4. When the Malwarebytes scan will be completed, click on Show Result to see the list of threats that has been found.
1.5. After clicking on Show Results you will see the screen with all malware infections that Malwarebytes Anti-Malware has detected. Please note that the infections found may be different than what is shown on the image. Make sure all of the infections are selected and click on Remove Selected to clean up your computer.
Option 2. Removal of Mynetcop.net with Emsisoft Anti-Malware:
2.1. Download Emsisoft Anti-Malware(click on the banner below), then double click on it to start the installation process. Read the license agreement and select “I accept the agreement” and click on install in order to continue setup. Keep following the prompts to continue with the setup process and press Finish when it is completed.
2.2. After installation is completed EmniSoft Anti-Malware will be launched automaticaly. You will be prompted to choose between 30 days free trial period or order a full version. Choose your option and click Next.
2.3. Now Emsisoft Anti-Malware will begin to update it’s virus definitions and you will need to wait few minutes until the process is completed. In the dialog window you can see the progress of updating.
2.4. When the updates are completed you will be at screen asking if you want to enable PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs) detection. This option will help you to prevent a lot of problems in future. Select Yes and click on Next.
2.5. Next step is to select the Deep Scan option and then click on the Scan button. The Deep Scan option allows the program to deeply scan your computer for any kind of infections.
2.6. Now you will see the scan dialog box. It might take a few minutes but you are here to clean infections, it is worth the wait to make sure your computer is properly scanned. Please wait until the scan process is fully completed.
2.7. When the scan has finished, you’ll be able to see the list of all infections that were found. Make sure you have selected all of the objects and click on Delete selected objects to delete them permanently or Quarantine selected objects if you are not sure about first option.
2.8. Sometimes to delete the infection reboot might be required. Click OK to reboot the system. Emsisoft Anti-Malware will clean up all the infection from your computer during reboot process.
Option 3. Removal of Mynetcop.net with HitmanPro:
3.1. Download HitmanPro(click on the banner below), then double-click on it to start the program. Below you can find links to download the program for different versions of Windows, if you don’t know your Windows version we advise you to download 32-bit version of HitmanPro.
3.2. Now, after HitmanPro is launched you’ll need to follow the prompts (by clicking on the Next button) to perform a system scan.
3.3. On the next screen make sure that option “Yes, create a copy of HitmanPro so I can regularly scan this computer (recommended)” is selected and press Next.
3.4. HitmanPro will start scanning your computer and will search for any Adware or other malicious files as seen on the image below.
3.5. Once the scan is done, you will see a screen with a list of the infected files that has been detected. Simply click on Next to remove these malicious files.
3.6. You will be prompted to choose between free 30 days trial period or purchase the full version of the program. Click on Activate free license to continue with 30 days trial or click on Buy Now to purchase the full version of HitmanPro to protect your computer.