PRISM Virus Removal Guide

Do you know what PRISM Virus is?

PRISM Virus is just a malicious ransomware even though it flaunts the credentials of the U.S. cyber security organizations. The illegally attached logos and names are attached to a screen-locking notification which you will not be able to remove until you delete the virus itself. Needless to say, there are some Windows users who fall for the scam simply because they are intimidated by the Homeland Security or Department of Justice emblems. What is more, some computer users could admit performing illegal activity from their computers. Whether you have performed illegal activity or not you should pay absolutely no attention to the misleading accusations or the represented fine. Please continue reading if you wish to learn more about the scam and PRISM Virus removal.

The highly clandestine and dangerous ransomware is controlled through a Trojan (e.g. Reveton, Urausy) which may have been infiltrated onto the PC via spam email attachments, corrupted websites or other drive-by download scams. Depending on the infection, your PC could be infected with Mandiant U.S.A. Cyber Security Virus, United States Courts Virus, FBI PayPal Virus and similar ransomware infections. The Trojan has the power to breach the security of Windows Registry and modify its settings. Once the threat is done with the system, you will not be able to utilize the Task Manager, access the desktop or perform quick malware removal. Nonetheless, you may be oblivious to the existence of this malicious Trojan because all that you will see is this fictitious notification:

Your computer has been locked due to suspicion of illegal content downloading and distribution. […]
Your case can be classified as occasional/unmotivated, according to 17 (U.S Code) §512
Thus it may be closed without prosecution.
Your computer will be unblocked automatically.
In order to resolve the situation in an above-mentioned way you should pay a fine of $300

Without a doubt, the accusations are fictitious and paying the requested fine is unnecessary. In fact, even if you pay the fine, there is a great chance that your personal computer will remain locked. If you do not wish to become a victim of cyber criminals, we suggest you delete PRISM Virus from the PC. Even though it may seem as if you can unlock the system only if you make the payment, this is just a trick that schemers have developed. Our spyware researchers have discovered that you can unlock the system and remove PRISM Virus without much trouble. All you have to do is follow the instructions presented below.

Remove PRISM Virus

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Restart the operating Windows system (press the power button).
  2. The moment BIOS screen disappears – start tapping F8.
  3. Use arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  4. As the PC reboots and the Desktop alert shows up – click YES.
  5. Download a reliable spyware remover from .
  6. Click the Start menu icon (left of the Task Manager).
  7. Launch RUN, type in msconfig and click OK.
  8. Click the Startup tab, select Disable All and hit OK for confirmation.
  9. Restart the computer once again but this time in normal mode.
  10. Install SpyHunter to detect and delete all computer infections.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Restart the PC.
  2. Wait for BIOS (informing about hardware) screen to disappear.
  3. Start tapping F8 to access the boot menu.
  4. Use arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Networking and tap Enter.
  5. Download and install the automatic spyware remover SpyHunter.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Tap the Windows key on the keyboard to access the Metro UI start screen.
  2. Launch a preferred browser and download the automatic malware remover SpyHunter.
  3. Install the program, scan the system and delete malicious programs.

In non-techie terms:

If you want access to the computer restored – remove PRISM Virus. If you wish to ensure that malicious programs cannot attack the operating system soon again – install authentic spyware detection and removal software. If you wish to perform both of these tasks at once – use the instructions above and install a reliable Windows security application SpyHunter.

Aliases: PRISM infectgion.