The REloadit Virus, or REloadit Scam, is locking computers and demanding that you pay a fine. If your computer is locked and you see a notice from a police agency then you are infected with a virus. The notice states that you must pay a fine using REloadit and then enter the REloadit code in order to unlock your computer. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.
The fake notice accuses you of conducting some form of illegal activity and demands that you pay a fine, which varies in amount, using the REloadit payment method. Please know that the notice is a scam and that you should not pay the fine using REloadit. The REloadit code to unlock your computer does not exist and will not unlock your computer.
The notice looks somewhat real and even contains a police logo. It then goes on to describe, in detail, what crimes you have committed that are requiring you to pay the fine. “You have been subjected to violation of Copyright” and “You have been viewing or distributing pornographic contents” are some of the accusations being made in the scam notice.
Your IP, location, city, country and even a webcam may be displayed with this lockdown notice. This is all an attempt to convince you that the notice is real. Do not be scared by the notice, it is a scam, sometimes referred to as the REloadit Scam or REloadit Virus.
Computers infected with this lockdown are impossible to use. The lock placed on your computer makes you completely unable to view your desktop, start menu, programs and more. The only thing you see is the lock screen demanding you pay the specified fine using a REloadit. You are then asked to enter the code in the box after buying the card.
You can remove the REloadit Virus from your computer if you follow the easy instructions we have provided.
You can remove the REloadit Virus from your computer if you follow the easy instructions we have provided. The virus removal process is pretty straightforward and if you are able to follow the steps you will get rid of the REloadit Virus.
You should know that the REloadit payment company is not associated with the computer lockdown on your computer. Unfortunately REloadit payment processing is used by the criminals who created this virus, however the actual REloadit company is not at fault. REloadit is simply being used as the financial method for receiving criminal funds.
The REloadit Virus will not go away on its own and you will always see the lock screen until you perform a removal procedure. We have tested the virus removal procedure ourselves and have confirmed that our instructions work.
Do not put money into the REloadit card. If you pay the fine you will not unlock your computer, you will simply lose the money that you put on the REloadit card. The police, FBI and law enforcement agencies that appear on the notice did not lock your computer. Do not believe the computer lockdown notice whatsoever.
We test all of our removal instructions ourselves and have successfully removed the REloadit Virus from our test computers. We have a computer lab with several computers that we purposely infect with viruses, including the REloadit Virus. We successfully got rid of this infection using the exact steps below.
Virus Removal Instructions
Success Rate: 100%
Virus Lab Tests: 7
OS’s Tested: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
REloadit Virus Samples Tested: 4
Removal Tool: Spyhunter
The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven to remove the REloadit Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.
1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.
2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press the F8 key many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.
3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.
4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove REloadit which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.
5Once you are in Safe Mode with Networking it is time to begin the REloadit Virus removal procedure. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.
6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:
After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.
7 When you see the Spyhunter download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, Spyhunter will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run Spyhunter, click OK. The Spyhunter installation will begin. After fully installing Spyhunter the full computer scan will begin.
8 After Spyhunter has scanned your computer you will see the viruses listed in the scan results. Simply click “Fix Threats” to remove all of the virus infections.
9 After you click “Fix Threats” you are going to need to register Spyhunter to remove the REloadit Virus. Please register Spyhunter and the virus will be removed.
Registering Spyhunter offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. Spyhunter will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.
10 After you have registered Spyhunter, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The REloadit Virus will be completely gone.