A new type of virus tries to get money by accusing you of accessing child porn

TULSA - The FBI reports this particular malware is known as a drive-by virus that can install itself when users simply click on a compromised Website.

Once your computer is infected it will lock and a pop-up screen claims your internet address was identified by the FBI or the Department of Justice because it's associated with child porn sites or other illegal activity.

Then victims are prompted to make a payment to unlock their machines or face prosecution.

Investigators say do not pay and contact a computer professional to remove the malware.

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Click here to see more details about this "Ransomeware". 

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