White Screen Virus Asking For Money to Unlock Computer or Android Device – How to Remove?
White Screen Virus really scared many people all over the world recently. After hacking by the virus user only seeing a blank desktop, why does your computer or android device have a white screen? Why is this kind of virus called White Screen virus scam? Just because when people get this virus infection, a huge white screen will be showed on to scare them. However, you also may be suspicious if this is really a warning from the police station or not. The appearance is so compelled and serious. The dreaded white screen virus is a malware infection that blocks access to the computer and displays a white screen when attempting to log in to the Windows based computer. Once installed, it locks the computer and displays a screen that is get targeted and changes depending on the users location. This message screen warns that the computer has been blocked by the authorities for violating several laws and that a fine must be paid immediately in order to regain access to the computer and to avoid additional fines as well as pending legal charges. If for some reason the virus is unable to detect the users IP address a blank white screen is displayed instead. The malware attacks mobile device with white screen and payment notice, like your android galaxy edge phone is in a blocked state every time you try and get on the internet. It ask you to send them 250.00 dollars. You must have tried to follow instructions online to remove this but have been unsuccessful. To stop the warning page your have to put android phone in the safe mode to remove the virus.
At the very beginning after you get this White Screen Virus, when you start your computer, before you can see icons on the desktop, a message will be displayed on the screen telling you that page is loading, please wait. This may take up to 30 seconds. When you see this message, you can be sure that your computer has been infected this virus already. It takes some time to load the fake police warning message. Usually, the threatening message which asks you for fine will be displayed on the screen as soon as you log in your user account/profile. However, for some reason, it takes 1-30 minutes to load the scam message when some people get this virus infection. But finally, they will see a long message with pictures occupying the whole screen and tell users that they have done some illegal things and they have to pay money as the fine to unlock their computer. People who got this White Screen Virus always can only move their mouse cursor on the screen and enter the code of their cards to pay the so called fine. People believed this fake message and paid the money. Actually, they just paid the money to the hackers who made this virus. Even if they paid, their computer have not been unlocked though. Even if they unlocked their computers for the moment, they will lock them again and ask even more money next time!
Currently, many people receive white screen virus with 48 hours to pay fee message. PC users will be afraid when they get such virus white screen and submit button in their computers. They may think that if it’s really from the police office and they don’t pay the fine, they will be arrested and jailed. However, it’s thoroughly a computer virus, not a warning from the government. PC users no matter in what place, please be on the alert. Don’t be fooled by its trick! However, there are still many people believing this white screen locking computer virus is real after they received this message that required them pay money via MoneyPak. The main reason is that, actually, some people really did some bad things as it listed in the message. So they would rather believe that the message is from the government and the police would arrest them if they don’t pay the fine. Here we must explain that watching porn video or downloading no copyright music are really not good, however, even if you really did those bad things, the real law-enforcing departments won’t issued ultimatum via the Internet in this way. They will never sent a warning from the Internet like this. Many youngsters would easily believe this White screen virus is real because they are afraid of their parents. The main reason is that, actually, some people really did some bad things as it listed in the message. So they would rather believe that the message is from the government and the police would arrest them if they don’t pay the fine. Here we must explain that watching porn video or downloading no copyright music are really not good, however, even if you really did those bad things, the real law-enforcing departments won’t issued ultimatum via the Internet in this way. They will never sent a warning from the Internet like this. Many youngsters would easily believe this is real because they are afraid of their parents. So when they faced the full white screen virus–Page is loading, please wait, this may take up 30 seconds, they will be in a panic.
Not coming singly but in pairs, White Screen Virus has twin-born versions in other countries like USA, Canada and Great Britain with different names such as FBI moneypak and Ukash virus. It’s a new released version of scam malware which pretends as one department of the government to trick people into paying dollars or Euros. Just very similar to those famous ransomware, this white screen submit 48 hours to pay fine was also well-designed. It’s programmed in English language so that it can cheat much more people. What’s more funny and hateful, this virus even matches a section of speech sounds to assist you pay the “fine”. In usual, White Screen Virus scam claims that it’s from the police station and have investigated that you watched porn videos or spread pornographic information online. And then will show you the pictures when you were watching porn videos. It will threaten you that if you don’t pay normed as the fine, you will be arrested. And the deadline is in 72 or 48 hours. In fact, it’s not very hard to record your activities on your computer if the virus can access your computer, so please don’t be afraid when you see the pictures and hear the sounds. This virus was made by some smart cyber criminals.
After you get White Screen Virus, like what it declares, it can lock your computer system so that you can’t use your computer. What you can see is the only virus page with one or two boxes to let you finish the payment. Never think you can use your anti-virus to remove it. Even in safe mode, your anti-virus can detect nothing and tell you that your computer is completely safe. However, it’s in your computer and if you try to start your computer normally, the virus comes back and locks your computer again. Up to now, the White screen is commonly found in computers with Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8 operating systems. However, more and more victims who are Mac book users are now suffering the pain of the White screen virus. When people use a Mac computer visit web sites, this White screen scam locking computer fake message would pop up replacing your homepage and you can never pass it by. You even can’t re-set your homepage. It just hijacks your browser. If you want to use your computer or visit web sites, the only way is to remove this scam virus completely so that your computer will be unlocked from the ransomware. Up to now, manual way is one effective way to get rid of White Screen Virus. Next, a solution in details will be showed to you.
Tips: A manual removal guide will be list below. However, the instructions are for those who are very familiar with the virus and good at computer. If you are not confident to get rid of it, you can contact YooCare/YooSecurity for help:
Appearance of White Screen Scam – Page is loading, please wait. This may take up to 30 seconds.
Appearance of White Screen Scam From FBI Virus
Remove White Screen Virus – A Variant of AFP Ukash Scam
Virus That Causes White Screen
What Happens If Your Computer Is Blocked by White Screen?
As you can see the white screen virus accuses the owner of the computer of violating copyright laws, sending spam email messages, and also distributing pornographic material online. Then, it states that a fine must be paid immediately, usually within 48 to 72 hours depending on the version of the message. The fine will range anywhere from $100 to $300 and it must be paid using the services of prepaid electronic funds transfers. Examples include Ukash, Greendot MoneyPak, and Paysafecard.
The hackers will only accept those forms of payment because it provides an instant money transfer without the option of a dispute or charge back. If they accepted debit or credit cards then the computer user could dispute the charge with their bank or credit card company, and once the issuer realized that it was a fraudulent charge from a computer hacker the transaction would be reversed.
While the message states that the block that has been placed on the computer by the white screen virus will be removed once the payment is verified, this is not accurate. Once the payment is sent there will be no further communication and the computer will remain blocked and unable to access the programs and applications. After a few days pass and the virus lock screen is still displayed the user will figure out that they have been scammed but there is nothing that they can do to attempt to recover the funds that they sent.
Manually Get Rid of White Screen Scam with Sub steps
Step 1: Try to plug out the internet cable then restart your computer normally. After you can see the desktop, plug in the cable again. If the virus doesn’t pop up, you can continue from step 3. (If it’s wireless connection, turn off/on instead of plugging in/out cable)
Step 2: Restart your computer in safe mode with networking. To do this, please keep pressing F8 key before windows launches until you get there shown as below:
Step 3: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys to open the Task manager to stop the progress of fake white screen virus scam. Because the name will be changed fast, it will be displayed with different names with random letters.
Step 4: Delete all the files related to White Screen Virus
Log in to profile in which you are getting the ransomware.
Go to my computer, then press ALT button once go to tools on menu bar.
Go to select Folder options.
Click on view tab, select Show hidden files, folders, and drives and click OK button.
Go to C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\Local\
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\JRRTn.exe\
In order to remove the corrupt files from the PC, the video instructions below need to be followed. The manual process helps to make sure that all of the virus files that have been buried deep within the system are deleted. Once the white screen virus is removed the computer user will regain complete access and control of the computer. Once fully restored, it is a good idea to install a virus scanning program and set it to run in the background every time the computer is turned on. This can help prevent other attacks from infecting the computer in the future.
Video Guide to Remove White Screen Virus Malware From Registry Editor
Alternatively, you can view this White Screen Virus scam removal video guide directly on our website.
White Screen Virus Manual Removal Guide on Android Phone or Tablet
1. Since your Android device is blocked by this FBI virus, you will need to restart your mobile device to safe mode which starts up without loading any third-party add-ons. By this way, you are capable to carry out malware removal steps on your Android. Here are two examples for you to put your Android device to safe mode.
a. For Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4: 1) Power down your Android phone. 2) Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
b. For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1) Power down. 2) Turn on till you see the Vendor’s logo, press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HuaWei, LG, ZTE, HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices).
c. For Samsung tablet: Power it off, and then power it on. During startup and when you see the Samsung Logo screen, press and hold the Volume Down key until you can see safe mode writing below the screen at the left hand angle of the screen.
Note: If you have put your Android device to safe mode successfully, you should see a text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner.
2. Once you have put your android device in safe mode, you are capable to remove files about the virus. To safely deal with the nasty virus, you are recommended to contact an expert online for further removal help.
Please bear in mind:
Once the virus is installed on the computer or android device it begins to alter the settings and it disables other programs and applications from being able to be launched. The message is set to be displayed right after start up and there is no way to disable or close out the screen that is playing the details of the violations and the fine payment instructions. In order to remove the block, the entire virus must be deleted from the computer or android device. So the White Screen virus should be removed as soon as possible. If you leave it alone, it will not only stay in your computer, but also can put your IP address in very dangerous condition. However, if you can remove it in time, it can’t do any harm to your computer and won’t ask for money any more. Also please don’t pay money to this scam, even if you pay to the hackers, they won’t unlock your computer. If you got the virus on your android phone or tablet, don’t pay for it with itunes card as required, just put your android device to safe mode to stop the warning and remove it away. Never believe those so called free software! Don’t download to install those stuffs in your computer or android device. They can not remove the White Screen Virus for you, but also bring you much more other virus such as ransomware, scam virus even fake things. You may not be aware that those so called free software can be another cheater, which will make you gain just more loss. Please don’t take a chance to have a try. It’s nonsense. There is no free lunch! Before you follow the video above to start the removal work, here are some points for attention: Firstly, you should be very familiar with this White Screen lock computer virus. You know this virus was created by some elites who are very cunning. Second, you should have much professional knowledge in IT field. The very hard part of the whole removal progress is that all the files of the virus would be named randomly. This means, different computers may have different conditions. You should be very careful and any mistake will cause operating system damage! If you really can’t remove it yourself, please find an expert for assistance. This is the best choice.
All for your sake: To contact an expert such as YooCare/YooSecurity for professional service is well recommended if you really don’t know how to remove White Screen Virus.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on August 16, 2017 4:52 am