I think my phone is controlled by something bad which I can call it ghost. I can’t use my phone for calls and any other things. Every time I boot up my phone, I will be given a message saying I have done illegal activities on my phone and it blocks my device for safety reasons. My phone is completely useless. The message asks me to pay $500 through iTunes Gift card. Luckily, before I surrender to this message, I was told that it is a scam virus, not a real thing from police. Is there a way that I can use to get rid of this virus from my phone? Please help!
How to Delete Ghost on Phone?
If you think there is a ghost on your phone and you can’t use it as your device is always blocked by a message. Your phone is infected with a Ghost Scam virus which can control your phone completely. From technically speaking, this virus belongs to a kind of scam virus that designed by cyber criminals. In the past several years, hackers use such kind of virus to attack computer users all over the world. At present, as the mobile devices have become an important part of people’s live, hackers aim to attack phones and tablets more. Once your device encounters this virus, you cannot use it anymore.
Similar Scam Viruses Screenshots on Android Device
Cyber hackers who design this Ghost Scam virus can name it with different police authorities. The names depend on the location of the victims. For American users, hackers can forge the virus coming from FBI, DOJ or Department of Homeland Security, for England victims, the virus can be pretended to be a message from United Kingdom Police Case. If people get infected with this virus, the first thing they need to know it that what they are encountering is not a real police message, it is a malicious virus that created by hackers. However, in order to deceive victims to judge the message as a real thing, hackers can let the message show to real information like location, IP address and device model to people.
When this Ghost Scam virus sneaks in target devices, it will occupy the full screen by popping up a fake message which list articles of laws on it. People cannot exit or close the message, what’s worse, this virus can disable all the keys on the infected devices so that users can’t turn off their devices. The message claims that user have violated the laws for watching illegal materials. The virus keeps asking people to pay a fine so that they can avoid further punishment from the police. However, paying the penalty doesn’t help victims unlock their devices. Instead, victims will be asked more by the virus on their infected devices. The only way to fix this issue is not to pay the money on the virus page, people need to remove this virus completely so that they can get their devices back to normal.
The Traits of the Infection
-Can lock the device and won’t let you do anything on it
-Tells you that you must pay for the violation of law by using MoneyPak or some other ways.
-You are charged for doing something illegal, but actually you didn’t.
-Tells you that your activities in this device have been recorded and your files have been encrypted.
-Your IP address and some basic information are listed on the page.
Manual Removal Guide to Unlock Your Android Phone from Ghost Scam virus(For Literate)
How Do You Get Rid of Viruses on Your Phone from Porn Sites? When your mobile device was Blocked by ransomware, there was a warning alert on your screen. There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the safe mode on the infected device.
What is safe mode on an android device? Just like the safe mode on Windows computers, the safe mode on android device is a diagnostic mode. It is intended to fix the issues that happen on the problematic device. In safe mode, the phone will reduce functionality. Typically, the safe mode loads as few executable modules as possible and disable all the non-core components to run. In one word, safe mode only runs the system without the third-party software.
How to get the safe mode on an android device?
There are too many brands of android devices in the world, so the way to get the safe mode can be various. We will only take a group of them as examples, if you can’t follow the tips to get the same mode on your device, please go online to find the right way to access the safe mode as the safe mode is premise to remove this infection from your device.
For Samsung Galaxy S4: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on and repeatedly tap the soft-button for “Menu.”
For Samsung Galaxy S3 and others: 1. Power down. 2. Turn on, then press and hold Volume Down (Galaxy S3 and others), Volume Up (HTC One and others), or Volume Down and Volume Up together (various Motorola devices) when the vendor’s logo appears.
If you have managed to select Safe Mode, you will see the text “Safe Mode” at the bottom left corner of the screen.
Step 2: If you can find “Safe Mode” on the left hand corner, that means your device is in safe mode already, please contact our expert for further removal instruction.
Ghost Scam virus is created by evil cyber hackers who want to gain illegal benefits from innocent people. Nowadays, it targets Android devices and even Apple products as well. Once people get this infection on their devices, they will find that their devices can be completely useless as they keep being received a fake police message saying they need to pay a fine. The message has nothing to do with the real police. It is only a trick that used by hackers to cheat people to pay money to them. If your device is infected with this scam virus, what you have to do is not to pay the fine, you need to find an effective way to remove this virus from your device.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide to get out of Ghost Scam virus that mentioned above, a quite level of knowledge is needed. Otherwise, the wrong operating on the safe mode can make the situation even worse. Please make sure you are capable of dealing with this. If not, please Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on July 25, 2016 1:44 pm